Novel Editing: Penny and Amber

Among the many projects that I’ve taken on this year, this one was, without a doubt, the most challenging. The client sought my services in providing a final proofread of their novel-length manuscript Penny & Amber. After accepting the project, I soon discovered that the manuscript had been produced by multiple authors, at least one of whom was a non-native English speaker/writer. As such, in addition to routine grammatical and syntactical errors, there were also jarring shifts in tense, tone and voice that needed to be¬†addressed.

An example of the heavy editing provided for "Penny & Amber"

An example of the heavy editing provided for “Penny & Amber” while in process.

With a week to complete the edits for this 60,000 word manuscript, I dove in headfirst and worked line-by-line to pull the manuscript together. In doing so, I made not only corrections to grammar and word choice, but also to a great deal of the content. Although the time and budget allotted for the project did not allow me to truly hone the text, I was able, through my diligence, to create a consistent narrative voice and flow for which the client was extremely grateful.

Currently, the book is available for purchase on Amazon. If you’d like to have a look at the finished product, it can be found here.