WHO needs a Professional Editor?
Are you a writer with a completed work of fiction or non-fiction, getting ready to publish?
Having an experienced "second set of eyes" on your manuscript will
make your brilliant work even better!
Are you a published author with a book that's not selling?
Having a Professional Editor work with you to scout out parts of your book that are not great, and rework them with you to be FANTASTIC, will maximize sales on a relaunch.
Are you a writer with a unique "Voice" you absolutely want to preserve, but you know you might need help with those pesky writing conventions like punctuation, grammar, diction, syntax, or even the overall flow of your story?
Having an editor committed to preserving your unique voice and story, whose expertise will support you in areas of weakness, will
make your Voice heard and your Story have the impact it deserves.
WHAT does a Professional Editor DO?
Work collaboratively with you using a proven system to track manuscript changes so you can see suggestions and then accept or reject those changes
Communicate clearly and recommend changes that will improve structure and organization of sentences
Look at the big-picture of your book in regards to theme and framework and provide suggestions for revision if progression is unclear or momentum lacking
Revise text to improve clarity and readability—suggest, but not incorporate unless you, the author, agree
Have a commitment to maintaining your unique voice
Keep an eye on the overall flow and momentum—we want your readers to be unable to put the book down until the last word on the last page!
Edit for redundancies, inconsistencies, and unnecessary language
Provide sharp attention to the detail of language editing—grammar, usage, diction, syntax (and maintaining eccentricities of such which are intrinsic to the story)
For fiction: reviewing character development and consistency
Assist with structure—divide each chapter into specific and relatable sections, if needed; reformatting existing divisions, if needed
Increase readability and flow—monitor the chapters and sub-sections to ensure connectivity and related content development to prevent disjointed concepts for nonfiction and/or story flow and plot for fiction
Make sure you're communicating your story or message clearly—note any inconsistencies, incomplete explanations, or potential areas of confusion
Keep an eye out for point-of-view consistency and effectiveness
Ensure consistent author style
.Coordinate parts of the manuscript—cross-references, story frame
WHY work with Champion Editing?
We are committed to co-creating—we work closely with you, developing and nurturing a long and strong relationship, so we can understand what you are burning to say.
We believe"the whole is greater the sum of its parts"—by lending our gifts to your writing and your book, we know the whole will be the very best it can be. We work as your partner, and we want to be just as proud of your book as you will be upon its publication.
We always remember this is your message—our job is to assure it is clear to the reader and always in your Voice.
“I had the great privilege of collaborating with Susan M. Davis with my first book, Grandma Gjertrud´s Bedtime Stories. I planned to participate in a writers’ competition, and I was short of time. Thanks to Susan´s excellent and efficient editing skills–and the fact that I live in Europe and my time zone is 9 hours ahead of her´s–I could write all day, email my text in the evening, and wake up next morning greeted by Susan´s edited version. Getting her feedback was utter joy. She has this wonderful blend of thorough knowledge of the American language mixed with enough sensitivity to be able to hear and respect the genius that makes up a writer’s personal voice. Thanks to her support and advice, I was able to have faith in my own capacity
and ability to express my vision of this book and create a total manuscript within the timeframe of the competition.
As many authors experience, I did not win this first competition, but with a manuscript edited and ready, I was able to get a contract with a publisher. All publishers have their own editors, and so also with mine, but by the time the publisher got my manuscript, there was not much to change. Even today, I feel the important co-creational process when collaborating with Susan was so important to me, I have chosen to work with her again upon writing my new book.
For anyone looking for an editor to help birth their book idea, I can highly recommend Susan M Davis´s editing services.”
Gunnhild Wik Mikkelsen, Author
HOW and WHERE do WE work ?
This just may be the BEST PART of working with us— addressing the current needs of surviving and thriving in the trying times of Covid-19.
We enjoy a"location-independent lifestyle" and utilize the technology at our fingertips—you don't have to leave your home or travel to meet with us. We communicate with you online, using Zoom, email, phone or What's App, and the Microsoft Office and Google Drive platforms.
Don't worry if you don't know how to use the tech—we teach you and guide you through the process so it's easy and fun.
WHEN do WE get started?
We're glad this sounds good to YOU!—Click the button to discover the next steps to take your book to the next level and Co-Create with Champion Editing!
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