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Welcome to The Girl with the Green Pen

Planning, plotting, writing, revising, editing, polishing—it seems like there’s always something else to be done with a story. Add in today’s challenging, ever-changing publishing landscape, and it’s no wonder authors need a helping hand on the way to publication.

Stop staring at the red stamp of rejection, and let me and my green pen help! With years of experience working closely with top literary agencies, respected authors, and successful publishing houses, I’ve seen stories of all types soar onto bookstore shelves and into readers’ hearts. As a freelance editor, I am able to take everything I learned from my broad publishing background and work hand-in-hand with clients through every step of their publishing journey.

I specialize in two things. First, I provide an experienced and thorough critique, focusing on the big picture content of your story. Is your main character’s goal sufficiently motivated? Can you raise the stakes? Is the structure solid? Does the premise stand out enough in the market? These, and many more questions, are explored in my editing services.

Second, beyond my editing, The Girl with the Green Pen difference is the relationship I establish with each of my clients. I edit by three principles: honesty, approachability, and efficiency. When working with me, you can expect a quick, casual correspondence. I know that receiving editorial notes is often daunting, so I use friendly, straightforward language—and the occasional smiley-face—to show that I want our partnership to be a two-way street. Working with writers and stories is my passion, and I hope to establish a long-lasting relationship with every client—including you!

 

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Learn more about my background, my experience, and my clients: The Editor
Learn more about how you can work with me: Services
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