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What Authors Expect from their Editors**

a-howard-fiction-editorBy Ana Howard


  1. To begin with, personalized service.  We take into account the particular client’s needs and deliver an edit that is individualized with opportunity for ongoing communication until the work is done to the client’s satisfaction.
  2. Professionalism.  For an editor to work on our site, he or she must pass rigid tests and have experience editing professionally.  Clients of ours can be certain they are hiring a qualified editor.  Many of our editors have publication experience as well.
  3. Timeliness.  We will set time expectations and meet deadlines to the best of our ability.  Time lines are clearly set up in our service agreements.
  4. Honesty.  No author will benefit from false praise.  Instead we offer realistic appraisals of the book’s strengths and weaknesses, and if change is needed, we will offer ideas and strategies for improvement.
  5. Creative input.  At heart, we are all creative people, and if a book is in need of revising, we will fire our creative juices to help you make your book the best it can be.

Please submit a sample for a quote if we can be of help to you.

Ana Howard specializes in developmental editing of adult fiction, historical fiction, YA and creative non-fiction.



All “editors” are not copy editors or proofreaders.  Perform a Google search for “types of book editors” and you’ll see some of the variations. Make sure you and your editor have clear definitions (in writing) regarding the editor’s specialty and limitations, if any. A good set of definitions can be found here: 7 Deadly Myths and 3 Inspired Truths About Book Editing

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