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About Dream Raven Editing

Nothing takes a reader out of a book faster than typos, clunky sentence structure, and continuity errors. If you are serious about becoming an author, editing is a critical part of assuring you’re offering your readers the best possible version of your book.

Many independent authors choose the additional work and expense of self-publishing to retain control over their work. Dream Raven Editing is here to help you polish your book while keeping your writing style intact. 

While publishing is a business, indie publishing is also a labor of love. I am truly passionate about writing, reading, and the amazing energy of creative collaboration that comes from working directly with authors.

Some grammar rules are black and white, but I’ve been studying the rules long enough to know which are flexible and can be bent for the sake of style. When I do an edit, it’s not just about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. It’s about assuring the manuscript you’ve put so much of yourself into presents your information or story in the best way possible while preserving your voice.

About Amanda Larson

I edit from my farm on beautiful Whidbey Island where I live with my family and a menagerie of critters who are always happy to help with editing. The chicken in the photo is Jude (a blue bantam cochin), one of my many feathered babies.

I am an obsessive book collector who reads grammar books for fun. I greatly enjoy fine-tuning the tiny details of punctuation that would put most people to sleep.

Editing is truly a passion of mine. While I worked in website design and construction, I edited non-professionally as a hobby for fifteen years before going back to school to become a professional editor. I have studied editing, writing, story, film, and graphic design, including typography and book design.

I crave diversity and variety, and after years of working with so many different types of books, I have become familiar with the standards for a wide range of genres and non-fiction categories.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my editing process. I always love hearing from new authors and greatly look forward to reading your work.

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