Services

Reach Your Potential

You’ve had a story idea. You’ve written and rewritten, and you’ve taken your story as far as you can on your own. You’re ready for a second set of eyes. You’re ready to work with an editor. Together, we can develop and refine your manuscript to prepare for self-publishing or submission to an agent or publisher. Together, we can make your manuscript reader-ready.

How We Can Work Together

Manuscript Evaluation

A high-level report providing analysis and guidance on how to improve your novel.

Developmental Editing

Help revising big-picture issues like organization, plot, and characterization.

Copy Editing

Help making style decisions and fixing grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Specialties & Interests

I am open to editing across genres, but I am most interested and experienced in the following (middle grade, young adult, and adult):

Speculative Fiction

Sci-fi, fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, characters in extraordinary worlds and situations . . .

Literary Fiction

Contemporary fiction, character driven narratives, explorations of identity and belonging . . .

Comics & Illustration

Graphic novels, graphic memoirs, illustrated children's books, picture books . . .

I am glad I worked with Emily. The finished draft looks nice, and her inputs and suggestions smoothed the expressions of feelings that I sometimes have a hard time explaining in English. When I finished the edit and read it one more time, my eyes soaked with tears; I couldn’t believe I came so far. 

THEODORA NOVAK

Emily was hired by a publisher to provide a manuscript evaluation for me. Every point in the comprehensive evaluation was tactfully made, and it was easy to see how making the suggested changes would improve my story. Since then, Emily is my go-to editor whenever I need short stories polished. She always gives me more confidence to send them off to various publications.

REGAN NUQUI

Emily is a true professional. Her editing skills are superior; her ability to communicate effectively with clients is excellent; and her organizational skills are superb. She delivers completed tasks on time and to requirements. She is a pleasure to work with.

KIRSTEN MARION, COMMON DEER PRESS