James Thurber wrote that an editor should think “How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?” Smart man. At Meredith Tennant Editorial, that’s what you’ll find. To me (and James Thurber), editing doesn’t mean willfully cutting chunks of prose or re-writing, but instead, giving the author thoughtful suggestions on how the work might be improved for flow and clarity, gracefully correcting errors, and working toward the common goal of producing a wonderful piece of writing.
This isn’t something that you as an author can do by yourself. Over-familiarity with your own words brings a type of blindness, the same sort of blindness that develops toward the little things in need of fixing in our homes.
As your editor, I shine a light on what you can no longer see.
As a writer, you want your novel, cookbook, memoir, e-book, art book, article, or website content to be the best it can be, whether you’re planning on submitting it to a publisher, going the self-publishing route, or posting online.