Galen provides a variety of editorial services. She has a love of words that feeds her passion for editing and writing and has a knack for getting to the heart of a story or article and helping the author present their best work.
Her areas of specialty are two fold, in that she splits her time between editing academic papers (Journal Articles, Master’s Thesis, Doctoral Dissertations) and Poetry and Fiction manuscripts.
She does four main types of editing:
Copy-editing – This would be a very basic grammar, structure and spelling & usage edit.
Line-editing – This is what you want when you feel that your manuscript is just about ready to go to print. This edit would include copy-editing, but also help adapt any areas that are still not working, or need that extra shine. Galen would make certain that the pace works, and help cut things down if needed.
Developmental editing – This style of editing is what you choose if you are having trouble with your manuscript and just cannot seem to get it where you know if needs to be. Have a hurdle with the plot? Have trouble keeping the continuity throughout the book? This is where Galen will read over your manuscript and make notes on developmental changes or options that could really strengthen your work. She will not only tell you about the changes you could make, but also highlight the things that really work.
Poetry editing – It isn’t often that you see this listed as a separate option, but in her many decades of working with Poetry, Galen has discovered that you just have to look at a poetry manuscript differently. Poetry doesn’t always need to adhere to the same rules as prose, and thus requires a unique touch by an editor. As a poetry editor, Galen tries to understand where the Poet is going with their manuscript, and help make decisions on the type and amount of punctuation needed/required as well as the best format and layout to suit the individual poems and the manuscript as a whole.
Galen is also willing to work long term with her clients from start to finish in order to help them develop their ideas and create the best possible manuscript that they are able. She takes great pride that her clients enjoy working with her, and enjoy the partnership that develops during the process.
If you would like Galen to take a look at your manuscript, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.