YOUR WORDS. BETTER.

Serving authors and publishers, I specialize in copyediting fiction. My experience includes adult and young adult novels in a variety of genres: literary, fantasy, science fiction, historical, mystery, thriller, mythology, and general. I also have experience copyediting translations. When house style does not dictate an editorial decision, The Chicago Manual of Style is my go-to guide.

Each manuscript is unique, and I apply my skills accordingly. In addition to correctness, consistency, clarity, and conciseness, maintaining the author’s voice is of utmost importance. I know when to insert myself, but more importantly, I know when not to.

Editing is, to me, a fun and exciting process as much as a gainful trade. Through this industry, I have had the pleasure of reading amazing stories before anyone else and helped to broadcast breakthrough scientific discoveries to the world—truly awesome experiences.

Like many professional editors, I am educated, I have years of experience, I know the language, and I use my skills to make your writing the best it can be. Unlike many editors, I know when to leave it alone, I respect your deadlines, and I truly care about the outcome.

YOUR WORDS. BETTER.

Serving authors and publishers, I specialize in copyediting fiction. My experience includes adult and young adult novels in a variety of genres: literary, fantasy, science fiction, historical, mystery, thriller, mythology, and general. I also have experience copyediting translations. When house style does not dictate an editorial decision, The Chicago Manual of Style is my go-to guide.

Each manuscript is unique, and I apply my skills accordingly. In addition to correctness, consistency, clarity, and conciseness, maintaining the author’s voice is of utmost importance. I know when to insert myself, but more importantly, I know when not to.

Editing is, to me, a fun and exciting process as much as a gainful trade. Through this industry, I have had the pleasure of reading amazing stories before anyone else and helped to broadcast breakthrough scientific discoveries to the world—truly awesome experiences.

Like many professional editors, I am educated, I have years of experience, I know the language, and I use my skills to make your writing the best it can be. Unlike many editors, I know when to leave it alone, I respect your deadlines, and I truly care about the outcome.

Anyone in the book publishing industry will tell you that you must have an editor, and Laura Petrella is one of the best at what she does. A good editor always sees what the writer misses. Our brains are wired to see what we meant to say and not what we actually type on the page, and Laura is especially adept at spotting bad punctuation, the ill-conceived sentence, and the occasional stray word. Without her help, my debut novel would not have made it to the #1 spot in its genre on the Amazon bestseller list”

– John Lyman Author of God’s Lions: The Secret Chapel

 

Anyone in the book publishing industry will tell you that you must have an editor, and Laura Petrella is one of the best at what she does. A good editor always sees what the writer misses. Our brains are wired to see what we meant to say and not what we actually type on the page, and Laura is especially adept at spotting bad punctuation, the ill-conceived sentence, and the occasional stray word. Without her help, my debut novel would not have made it to the #1 spot in its genre on the Amazon bestseller list”

– John Lyman Author of God’s Lions: The Secret Chapel

 

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