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 four:

 

Your Ticket to the Forty Acres by Kevin Robert Martin

Stressing about your University of Texas at Austin undergraduate application?
Ease your worries and increase your chances of gaining admission to your dream school with these winning tips and strategies from former UT Admissions Counselor Kevin Robert Martin. A Fulbright Fellow who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT-Austin, Kevin has reviewed and scored thousands of applications.

Use his inside perspective to maximize your admissions chances not just at UT but also at selective universities nationwide.

 

101 Free Money Making Apps by Jason Wuerch

This list of 101 money making apps explains in detail 101 different ways to make money from your phone. These money making apps pay you for completing the following: watching videos, taking surveys, completing short tasks, investing, working out, shopping online, mystery shopping, and unlocking your phone. This is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side without having to use a large amount of effort. The best part is that some of these apps are completely passive.

 

Only by Parker Sinclair

One would think the sassy, sexy hybrid Earthen Protector and Healer Alex Conner deserves some downtime after all she’s been through. But no. Instead, she finds herself trapped by the king of the Fae, and he’s not letting her go until he gets what he wants. As alternate realities tangle her in confusion and bring her close to forgetting who she is and everyone she loves, will she unwittingly give the king what he craves? If she does escape, will she ever pick up where she left off with her sexy Adonis Ryan? And can she control the new power she never knew she could wield—one over life and death itself—or will she be entangled in a realm whose ruler is hell-bent on entrapping her and someone she holds dear, forever?

 

Coffee, Steak, and Eggs by Eric J. Smith

Characters leap from the pages to impart their twisted tales before colliding with the author’s dark-humored punch lines. If these stripped-down vignettes have anything in common, it’s fading tattoos, excessive drinking and smoking, hopeless attempts at communication, unexpected violence, and untimely death—not to mention coffee, steak, and eggs.