Howdy, my name is Kitty,
If you haven't had the chance to take a look around, you now have a chance to get to know me! I'm not just an author and a reviewer of mostly serial writing. I'm an author, developmental editor, serial reviewer. Outside of these roles, I'm also a dog mom, traveler, photographer, explorer and also a professional emu wrangler.
Yes, you read that right, emus! What can I say? They came with Mr Wizard and his family.
Developmental editing is no an exact science. Acquiring an editor as a consultant to assist with plot mapping and story design or to fully review a manuscript can be one of many steps that assist a writer in honing their craft.
Editing is intrinsically a subjective process of offering advice and suggestions to the Author and Client. In addition to offering such advice and suggestions, the Editor’s responsibility is limited to notifying the Client of any unresolved differences with the Author before the work proceeds to the next stage of production. While the Editor will make every effort to bring questionable material to the attention of the Client, the Client agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Editor from any and all claims or demands, including legal fees, arising out of any alleged libel or copyright infringement committed by the Author or Client in creating the work.
Editing a creative work such as fiction is perhaps the most subjective activity possible in the field of literature. The Editor will use her background and experience in editing the manuscript, recognizing that this experience, while successful for her, may not be successful for the author. The Editor's sole function is to aid and assist the Client in editing the manuscript. In this light the Editor will make her best efforts to advise and suggest changes to improve the manuscript. The decision to accept or reject the editor's suggestions is finally and solely the Client’s. Strunk & White’s Elements of Style will serve as the default style book unless the Client requests and supplies a different style book.
There are no guarantees in the highly competitive field of publishing. In large part the acceptance of a manuscript for publication is the subjective decision of a publisher and its editors. This decision is subject to the whims of taste and perceived marketability of the manuscript. This Editor, while working to aid the Client in preparing the best manuscript possible given the submitted material, has no way of judging the market or the whims and caprices of the publishing industry.
As an editor, I offer both substantive developmental editing and plot or road mapping for authors. Please note, as an editor I am not affiliated with a publishing house or an agency that provides representation to an author.
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