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Portland
United States

971-249-2996

Forest North | Holistic writing and editorial support for writers at every stage of their journey. Nonfiction & all flavors of fiction welcome here.

editing services

Book editing services and editorial support for authors of finished and unfinished fiction books and manuscripts. Available editorial services include developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and editorial critiques offered by editor.

{ Fiction Editing Services at Forest North Books }


 

{ The Editorial Review }


I deliver editorial feedback through the editorial review,
a high-level, conversation-based analysis of your book
that is focused on your book's strengths, your book's current weaknesses,
and how to tackle your next round of revisions.

I read your book; we talk about how to make it better. 


An editorial review includes:

  • one 20-minute introductory call, where we discuss your book and the feedback you're looking for so I can tailor my review to your needs and outcome,

  • a full editorial read-through of your partial or finished manuscript and any accompanying materials,

  • a two-page analysis of your book, an overview of your book's strengths, weaknesses, and next steps (so you don't have to go into the call blind!) delivered three days prior to our call,

  • a 90-minute call to discuss your book, my feedback & suggestions, any questions you might have for me, and our next steps, and

  • two hours of my time post-call to follow up, helping you ensure you're on the right track moving forward.

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You'll leave our conversation with the following:

  • an awareness of your book's greatest strengths,

  • an understanding of your book's greatest weaknesses, and

  • actionable suggestions and guidance for your book's next round of revisions.

Cost: $750

Payment plans available. Need one? Contact me.

Once your payment has been received,
I'll be in touch via email to set up our initial call and schedule the review itself. 

Most editorial reviews are completed within two to three weeks of booking.
If you'd like to book my services in advance to match your anticipated finish date, contact me.

 

Other questions about this service? Contact me.


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"There is no substitution for an editor who is thorough, guides your creative process, understands your long-term goals, and simply gets you. Brenda has mentored me through the crafting process of three books, and I cannot imagine doing it without her.

Her guidance, encouragement, and critique have made my books shine and have helped me hone my craft. Brenda is dedicated to her clients and cares deeply about their projects and goals.
 

Brenda is not just an editor, she is a mentor, a cheerleader, and a guru."

{ Michelle Boule }


I've worked with Brenda on two books now, and each time I learned an incredible amount from her.

 As a first-time author, I needed direction and clarity; she provided both. On the second go round, I learned to add a new depth to my writing. Not only can Brenda identify your manuscript's problems, she can help you fix them. Wherever there's a criticism, there's always a suggested fix to go with it.

 She will make sure that your story reaches its full potential.

{ Stephanie Beavers }


Are you looking for editing services centered around
online business content or other creative work?

I'm happy to discuss your book or project and your individual needs.

Contact me with the details.