Welcome to Thodestool Fiction Editing!
I'm an author and freelance editor who specializes in speculative fiction and who loves to work with all genre fiction, including horror, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, humour and romance. As a dedicated word sorceress, I work my magic to make your fiction shine.
Writing a story is hard, but getting it published is even harder. Especially if you want to put out your best quality work. And why wouldn't you?
Whether you're looking for a traditional publisher, planning to self-publish, or trying a hybrid in between, my editing services are geared toward helping demystify the editing process and giving authors the tools they need to publish a great story.
Readers have more options than ever, so give your story the advantage it needs to stand out. Hire a professional to bring out the best in your writing. I offer services across the editing spectrum, but focus on manuscript evaluations and structural editing, with some copy editing. I can help you find gaping plot holes, inconsistent characters and weak settings right through to correcting inconsistent usage, grammar, and spelling, checking for typos, and even some basic formatting to make your manuscript e-book friendly.
I also offer mentoring services to help you navigate the often muddy waters of publishing. This includes help with queries and synopses and narrowing down which traditional publishers are right for you, or in helping you avoid scams and find the right professionals to self-publish your story.
I came to this profession as a fiction writer, so my clients can expect that their work will be respected. I begin each project by discussing the author's needs and explaining the editorial process. I provide free sample edits so that my clients know what to expect and get the service they want and need. I maintain communication throughout the process to make sure the author stays informed while the readers' needs are met.
To see if Thodestool Fiction Editing is right for you, please don't hesitate to contact me using the form provided on the Contact page. And while you're here, you're invited to browse the site to see a full list and explanation of the editing services offered, including the EAC's definitions of the different types of editing, and to learn more about my background, including my published novels, Dragon Whisperer and After the Dragon Raid.