Link Of The Week-Need An Editor?

Carla Rossi is an award winning author and happens to be my critique partner. She has a keen eye for story and will find even the smallest grammatical blunder…I know, she’s found all of mine!        http://carlarossi.com/editing/quillleaf

She has attended PENCON 16, the Proofreaders and Editors Network Conference and is a pending member in the Editorial Freelancers Association and has been published since 2008!

“In the first round edits, I will read your completed MS and use Track Changes to make notes and comments. I usually make general story suggestions in an e-mail when I return the MS to you. I offer examples, when possible, by way of light rewriting. First round edits include:

  • identifying plot holes and checking the clarity and overall development of the story
    • Does the story start in the right place? Does it follow a logical path? Is it consistent?
  • establishing that the characters are well-developed and believable
    • Have you written realistic, authentic, and multi-layered characters, and do they follow a natural and consistent arc through the story?
  • checking for POV issues
    • Are you writing in the best possible POV for the scene/story/character and for your market?
  • identifying possible problems with word choice, awkward sentences, story gaps, show-don’t-tell issues, and other general writing mistakes
  • identifying common errors in grammar and word usage”

 

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2 Responses to Link Of The Week-Need An Editor?

  1. Loretta says:

    Good mornin’, y’all 🙂
    How fortunate that Carla is your crit partner! 🙂 Divine stroke of luck! 🙂 I shared the info on my fb page and tweeted 🙂

    Like

  2. Judith Russell-Tooth says:

    Thanks Stacey, this is great info. Will make copy and keep it in my files.

    Like

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