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Now booking for 2024. Reserve a spot now for your next Romance or Cozy Mystery manuscript.
You’re looking for a detail-oriented, accurate and efficient editor who has your best interests at heart.
You’re in the right place.
As an author there are few things more important than finding a quality editor you can trust to be quick, reliable, and accurate. April is all of those things and more.
Jeanne Oates Estridge
I don’t know how in the world you see those tiny, tiny missing spaces and those commas that are supposed to be periods, but thank goodness you do!
Danielle M. Haas
I highly recommend The Editing Soprano! April is professional and friendly and an amazing communicator. She’s honest in her edits and feedback and always looks out for the good of her clients.
You have three choices for editing: Line Edit, Copyedit, Proofread.
Or as I like to call them, Trees, Branches, & Leaves
A line edit takes in the whole picture.
You want the reader to follow the story without having to work at it. The broad focus is the story as told through the scenes and paragraphs.
Suggested changes can be anything from removing or adding whole scenes to rearranging paragraphs to revising sentences.
A copyedit focuses on the sentences and words.
We’ll streamline the text, making sure the sentences flow one into the next in an effortless and beautiful way.
This is where the novel fully comes into its own—and the goal is that the story will seem to tell itself.
Proofreading is a treasure hunt for any remaining typographical errors in the text.
Inevitably, a misspelled word, an extra space, or an AWOL period appears (or disappears) during final revisions.
I aim to catch all of it, and leave you with the most excellent manuscript that ever was published.
April’s kindness and professionalism make her stand out.
The Editing Soprano
I specialize in editing cozy mystery and romance, with a particular affinity for sweet romance, romantic comedy and romantic suspense. I work primarily with indie authors but am always open to collaboration with others in the ever-changing publishing industry.
As a freelance editor, the skills I learned teaching voice lessons transfer seamlessly into encouraging writers to cultivate and employ their unique author voices. If you’re looking for an editor who will be honest yet kind, who loves the music of words on a page, and who knows the rules of language and how to break them, schedule a sample edit with me today.
In my spare time I read, binge on BBC crime dramas, take walkabouts, and am ever in search of the perfect handbag. I live with my husband near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
…she is intelligent, compassionate AND not afraid to practice tough love…which is crucial for authors…her critical thinking and professionalism have had an enormous impact on my books.
– Jill Downey
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