If you are in need of editing and/or proofreading, Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com, highly recommends

Deborah's Writing Service. Deborah is the CEO & Founder of 
Creative Writing Institute - a non-profit organization that awards writing scholarships to cancer patients. In addition, Ms. Owen is a published author, writing course developer, private writing tutor, proofreader and editor.                       

Deb can make you look good! At $35 an hour her light editing includes: 

  • Spell Check

  • Proofreading

  • Run-on sentences

  • Transition sentences

  • Blending of paragraphs

  • Separation into new paragraphs

  • Punctuation

  • Tense changes

  • Subject and verb agreement

  • Verbiage trim

  • Checking for open and closed quotes

  • Basic sentence structure changes

Or you can have a total rewrite for $60 an hour that will include all of the above, plus a comprehensive, in-depth analysis that deals with the mechanics of writing, such as:

  • Filling out characters

  • Jazzing verbs

  • Change of dialogue

  • Adjusting pace and tone

  • Timeline progressions

  • Flashback restructuring

  • Plot analysis

  • Theme

  • Re-titling chapters, if needed

  • Building climaxes

  • Forming proper resolutions

In addition, she will check for sagging scenes and holes in the development. The end result will be a well-organized work that will blend into one cohesive unit, holding all of your ideas and passions - but a lot of your words will change. Very few editors offer this type of editing because it is very time consuming. 

This type of editing does more than polish. It makes your work shine with all the things you were trying to say – but not in the way you would say them. If you are attached to your words, this is not the kind of editing you want. 

***Please Note:  Deb does not guarantee that you will be able to sell your work. No editor will guarantee that because it depends on more than the content. Sales hinge on the market, agent choice, timing, persistence, and message of the manuscript.

For terms, agreement and further information email Deb at:   bookpleasures@gmail.com