Refiner's Fire Editing

Inspiring Excellence in Writers

Services: Fiction

Please be advised: I am happy to hear from you regarding any manuscript or project written in any genre.


However, I am less familiar with the standards of the following genres, and therefore, at my discretion, I may provide you with a personal recommendation for another editor.


> Horror


> Children's Literature


> Erotica


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Proofread

Ideal for the writer who has had the completed manuscript professionally edited elsewhere or who has thoroughly self-edited the completed manuscript. A proofread allows for one last pair of fresh eyes on the manuscript before it is sent to a publisher. In a proofread, I will read through the manuscript for typographical errors, misspellings, and inconsistencies in formatting.


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Line-by-Line Copyedit

My specialty and the most common service requested and rendered. Best for the writer who needs a completed manuscript edited. In a line-by-line copyedit, I will go through the manuscript one line at a time for typographical errors and misspellings; errors in capitalization, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and usage; and inconsistencies and inaccuracies in passive/active voice. For fiction, I will also look for discrepancies and inconsistencies in characters, plot, setting, style, voice, dialogue, and so forth.


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Formatting

I use basic, universal industry standards for formatting a manuscript for submission or publication and apply those standards to your manuscript, including cover page or pages, front matter and/or back matter if applicable, and the manuscript pages themselves.