Most editing requests are carried out on-screen using ‘Track Changes’ in Microsoft Word. This is a good way for both editor and writer to see changes and recommendations. However, I can use the 2005 BSI symbols to proofread hard copy, if that is the preferred method.
For copy-editing and proofreading I am happy to cover a wide range of subjects, both recreational and academic.
Fiction genres: literary, mystery/thrillers, historical, romantic, erotica, YA, general fiction, and short stories.
Non-fiction: memoir, religion, biography, horticulture, cookery, sport, and website content.
Academic – humanities: dissertations, theses, coursework, adhering to the institution’s guidelines.
For development editing I work with fiction authors of literary, mystery/thrillers, historical, romantic and erotica. I also work with authors of memoir.
I do not work on: poetry, computer technology/software/hardware (internet, IT security, technical support).
‘Karen’s edit of my novel was thorough, highly professional and timely, with useful written feedback provided as well as a marked-up manuscript. Karen also commented on some of the structural problems she noticed, which was much appreciated. My experience of being edited by Karen was like attending a masterclass in editing!‘ Morag Edwards.
‘Absolutely delighted to have been able to work with Karen on my latest book of historical fiction. Having worked with several copy editors, I found most of them professional and helpful, but Karen has not only been a great support, I felt that we shared the passion for writing, which makes all the difference. I can only recommend her services and would like to thank Karen once again for the great cooperation and valuable input covering different aspects! A great experience, highly recommended.’ Michael Stolle.
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