cathy turner editorial

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“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

Do you have a manuscript, a stack of poems or a sheaf of short stories? Do you want to get your writing into shape before submitting it to publishers, competitions, journals? If so, you are in the right place.

Edit, edit, edit, so the advice goes, and when you have finally had it with editing, edit once more.

All authors need to edit their work, but when it comes to the final stages it’s essential to get a fresh pair of eyes with an objective viewpoint.

How I can help

I’m Cathy Turner, and I help authors and publishers to make sure manuscripts are ready for publishing. From a rigorous copy-edit, clarifying ideas, checking facts and eradicating inconsistencies, to a final proofread, lending a fresh pair of eyes to pick up any small grammar issues or typos, I can help you too.

I understand about deadlines. I can handle pernickety grammar conundrums. I dream of spelling bees and decline verbs in my sleep. More importantly, I will respect your voice and your vision as an author, but I’ll make some practical suggestions and provide solutions if that’s what you require.

Take a look at what I do.