I know that editing can be an emotional experience. Please know the errors that are in your manuscript are not a reflection on your abilities as a writer. All writers need their work edited. It would be impossible to take the wonderful story you have created in your brain and translate it to paper perfectly on the first draft. My goal is to get inside your brain and fix the errors without changing the voice or style of your story. My process is a very communicative one, and if there is ever anything you feel unsure of, please reach out to me.
I offer complimentary sample edits of 1,000 words!
Not sure which type of editing you need? Contact me and we will figure it out together!
“Ms. Hudec is professional, straight-forward, and a joy to work with. She not only caught all spelling, species, and punctuation errors, one version after another, she gave me confidence my book did not suck.”-K. A. Rasa, author of Ailan World
Have a professional look at the style and grammar of your manuscript!
Line editing is my favorite kind of editing! It is a deep dive into your manuscript that really gets into the style, craft, and beauty of language. It looks at word choice, tone, syntax, and clarity, all the while preserving the author’s voice. I will work to improve weak word choices, to eliminate clichés and jargon, and to ensure the correct tone is conveyed. I will address pacing and flow, remove repetitive (crutch) words and phrases, listen for natural sounding dialogue, and help create parallelism. You will receive a marked up manuscript with queries and explanations for the suggestions I made.
Have a professional take an initial look at your manuscript!
I will read your manuscript through both a reader’s and a professional’s lens. I will provide you with a 7-10 page report telling you exactly what works and what has room for growth. My report will address plot, characters, dialogue, settings, story arc, pacing, and more! If you have specific questions I will address those as well. You will also receive in-line comments with my reactions as I read.
Have a professional examine the nitty-gritty details of your manuscript!
If you are ready for copyediting, your manuscript is almost ready for publication! Here is where I look for grammatical errors, spelling, punctuation, wordiness, misused words, etc., while ignoring the big picture; because, that has been fixed earlier on in the process. I will also make note of any instances in deviation from your voice.
“As well as giving thorough edits within the document, she shared a letter that expressed specific weaknesses I struggle with. I’m always trying to improve, so I really appreciated knowing what grammatically to research.”-Marty Vee, author of Truth or Daire
Have a professional take a final-look at your manuscript!
This is the final step before your manuscript is ready for publication. In proofreading I am looking for any lingering errors or typos.
Receive professional feedback on your manuscript!
With a Positivity Reading, I become your own personal hype-woman. This is a great service for if you have been so focused on critiques and edits, you’re no longer sure what is good about your manuscript. I will provide you with positive feedback on your manuscript from a reader’s perspective. On the manuscript I will leave comments with all of my positive reactions/thoughts as I read. I will provide you with a 2-5 page report on your manuscript, including everything that works, my favorite parts, the best parts, etc. If you have specific questions you would like answered, I will address those in my report as well.
Contact Me to Get Started!
Are you interested in combining several of these services? Contact me and we will work out a bundled rate for you!