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"Seeing what was once just a collection of ideas in my head come to life in my newly released book has been incredible. Since I had no prior experience writing books, I am incredibly thankful that Tamelynda was by my side while we worked together to edit, refine, and raise the writing standard from the initial draft to my final copy. Tamelynda is detail-oriented, kind, and a very patient editor. She is a true professional in her craft. What I appreciate most about working with Tamelynda is that she always ensured that my voice came through in the writing and that the tone stayed true to the message I intended to convey in my book." ~ Karen Dubi, Author
My specialty is copy/line editing (steps 3 and 4 on the infographic below). However, I have done a number of developmental editing (step 2) projects which then flowed into copy/line editing. I also enjoy proofreading (steps 5 or 7). It's up to you to choose at which point in the life-cycle of the editing process you would like to begin working with me.
What you will find with my editing is that I am very detailed-specific. Several of my author clients have indicated that even though they have degrees in English and are proficient in their writing, they are glad they entrusted their manuscript to me because I picked up things they didn't see. How important is it for your book to be as good as it can be, as error-free as possible?
You will also find with my editing method that I am an assertive editor, making changes when needed and appropriate while also commenting and asking questions if there is something we need to discuss or I require clarification for. We communicate by email and Zoom, where I can share the screen and show the manuscript. This will benefit you because it's easy to understand when we look at the document and discuss it. Ultimately ALL changes are up to you the author. What impact would it have on you knowing that you are working with someone who really has cares about you and your message?
What is important to me is ensuring your voice is maintained because YOUR VOICE MATTERS. I am editing to elevate your message so that readers understand your message AND ensure grammar, punctuation, clarity, and flow are correct. Imagine having your completed published book in your hand, feeling proud that this, your book, clearly delivers your message while honoring your voice!
Not ready for editing but have specific questions about editing, publishing, or getting your book completed? You can book a Self-Publishing Consultation 30 minutes. Zoom link provided upon confirmation.
Ready for editing and already know you want me to work on your project? Send me an email, and I will send you the details, including the editing agreement. info@TamelyndaLux.com
I provide editing support for licensed and registered therapists, hypnotherapists/hypnotists, and business consultants for their nonfiction books. I also hold a special place in my heart for those writing their life stories/memoirs.
"Line editing, or grammar editing, remains important, regardless of genre or style. Fiction, however, has elements such as plot and characterization that need to be examined. Nonfiction elements include organization and clarity." ~ Author Learning Centre
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