Why Choose Dream Raven Editing?
Passion for the Craft
When I do an edit, it’s not just about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. 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.
Preserving Your Voice and Style
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. 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.
Your Choice of Edits
Many editors want to tell authors what type of editing their books need. Unfortunately, most self-publishers can’t afford the multiple rounds of editing that would be ideal for their manuscripts. You know your budget and priorities for your book. Tell me what’s important to you, and I will do my best to help you reach your goals for your manuscript without breaking the bank.
I charge by the word, so you will know the final price before your edit begins. Each type of editing service has a pricing calculator to help you determine which one is the best fit for your budget and priorities.
Flexible Payment Options
I am always happy to proofread or copyedit a manuscript in pieces, even as little as one chapter at a time.
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, 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.
I love talking with authors. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the editing process, are interested in a sample edit, or are just trying to figure out the next step for your book.