I have been a full-time freelance editor and writer for almost ten years. I would love to hear about your work-in-progress and help you get your manuscript in excellent shape, ready for submission to agents and editors, or for self-publishing.
I'm a thorough editor with an eye toward manuscript details and overall cohesiveness. This includes: character and plot development, dialogue, plot pacing and raising the quality of your writing. I won't let you get away with a single lazy sentence or clichéd description.
My critiques are thoughtful and honest but always compassionate. As an established author, I know what it takes to write a book. It's hard work, especially when you have a full-time job. I've been there and know what writers put themselves through to create a book from their hearts, experiences and imaginations.
I edit for individuals just starting out and publishers who buy manuscripts. I know the industry well and can help you navigate its tricky waters.
I edit middle grade, young adult and new adult novels.
My rates are fair and competitive. Contact me for a quote. Please include your word count.
"Taylor comes from the point of view of an experienced children's author, which is an important credential."
"Taylor is simply incredible to work with. I could not be more pleased with how things went with this job. On time. On budget. Excellent communication, professional results. Taylor exceeded all my expectations and I had some pretty high ones. I will 100% be seeking her out for future projects."
"Taylor has an intrinsic ability to tell you if something works or not. She is an expert at evaluating the intricacies of plot, tone, voice and the other delicate processes that make a story successful."
"Taylor's input and edits are invaluable. She is approachable and personable yet conducts herself with professionalism. She is quick with her turn-around time and she wants to be sure that she meets my goals.
"This is one freelancer I would be thrilled to work with again in the future. An excellent writer, but also incredible at spotting plot weaknesses and suggesting fixes that just make the manuscript shine! Excellent communication, adhered to schedule, and was just an absolute joy to work with."