Is this the year you finally…

 write your book?
 reach your audience?
 make your business thrive?

 

There has never been a more exciting time to be an author. And authors have never had so many ways to go from idea to published book. eMarketer reports that $1.67 trillion worth of products and services were sold online in 2015. They predict it will more than double by 2019 to over $3.5 trillion!

But whether your goal is to attract a large audience or to communicate with family and friends…

One thing is still true.

Everyone needs an editor.

Whether you are embarking on the great adventure of writing your first book or you are a well-known and successful author of many books, you need an editor. This is one thing the best writers all agree on.

But finding the right editor is not something you take lightly. You’ve put so much time, effort, thought, and emotion into your project. Now you want someone who will help you put the finishing touches on it so you can present it to the world as a shining representative of you.

I understand. I’m a writer myself. I’ve ghostwritten nearly 50 ebooks and countless articles and posts. So I understand from the inside out all that goes into creating work you are proud of. That’s why I always edit with two major goals in mind:

I will honor your message and voice as an author.


  I will communicate your message to readers in the clearest, most effective way.

My Areas of Expertise

My editing and writing experience has been in these areas: fiction, non-fiction (business, self-improvement, and health). I’m mentioned in these fiction and non-fiction books on Amazon, but I’ve edited hundreds of others in these fields. Let my expertise bring your writing to a new level.

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Four ways I can help you…

Here’s a brief description of four ways I can help with your completed or in-progress work. To learn more, click each button.

general-critiqueGENERAL CRITIQUE   This service is for writers who desire concise professional feedback either during the writing process or on the completed work. This overall analysis evaluates the key strengths and weaknesses, offers constructive criticism, and directs you toward your next steps.

 

developmental-editingDEVELOPMENTAL EDITING  This is the first step in the editing process It’s approach is on a chapter-by-chapter basis for authors who seek a detailed professional review while the book is in progress or for authors who may be “stuck” at some point.

subcopy-editingSUBSTANTIVE/COPY EDITING  This line-by-line review combines substantive editing, which includes looking at content, organization, and presentation with copy editing, which considers clarity, flow, sentence and paragraph structure, as well as usage, grammar, and punctuation issues.

proofreadingPROOFREADING Proofreading is the final level of editing for the completed manuscript. It catches any remaining spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, as well as typographical errors and spacing issues.

 

Some praise for me from previous clients:

There is moment in time when you read your work after it’s been edited and your body/mind/spirit stills because you know the finished product is perfect. That’s how I felt after the work was done. Amazing! Finished on time and extremely professional. Highly recommend.

– KWorldVentures

Another home run with Diane. Thank you again for the great work and for going above and beyond to ensure I created the best final product. Your work is timely and professional and your advice along the way was priceless.

– Garret B

I’d love to help you with your project! Please click above for one of my editing services, or email me at diane@drdianechesson.com.

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