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.

Look around the site; there are interesting things to read. Then get in touch and let’s get to work.

 

I work on a lot of books (some of which can be seen here) but I like to give a particular shout out to some. Here are a couple of new ones:

 

Ham and Chicken Explore Brazil by Kimberly Naylor

Content-based and written in rhyming couplets to better read and memorize facts, kids will delight in learning about the different cultures, landmarks, foods, history, and traditions around the world. Join Ham and Chicken as they explore Brazil!

 

 

Eve of the Exceptionals by Parker Sinclair

Join the incredible journey full of magical beings, terrifying and majestic creatures, and two young hearts destined to save a kingdom. When fate brings young Prince Ryzyn and the rover girl Gem together, not only do their lives become forever entwined, their meeting also ignites the power within an ancient object—the Heart of Cyan. With the mystical Heart discovered, the wielder must prepare for an epic battle against a vicious, pervasive darkness that threatens all of Parlethis.