About The Write Edit
I spent many years in New York, the heart of the publishing world, before moving to Philadelphia, and ultimately to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where a thriving literary community exists. After working as a literary assistant at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, I landed a job evaluating manuscripts for a literary agent. My passion and talent for the written word led me to pursue my master’s degree in publishing. I had been widely published as a writer and spent years developing my talent as an editor. I thought I had landed my dream job when I became a book reviewer for Kirkus. But then I created The Write Edit, and that’s when I knew I had fulfilled my ultimate goal: helping writers and authors achieve their dream of publication.
I run The Write Edit full time and continuously further my education as an editor by taking classes, reading industry publications, and attending conferences. I have had the pleasure of making a difference in the lives of many writers. You can read some testimonials here: Testimonials.
What I Edit
I can skillfully edit anything that would benefit from an improvement in word choice, grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, coherence, flow, or concision. This includes letters, documents, websites, and essays.
I edit books in the following genres:
Popular fiction, literary, nonfiction, mystery, thriller, young adult, middle-grade, young adult, short stories
Specialties: Dramatic, Literary, Psychology, Religion and Spirituality, Memoir, True Crime, Self-help, Women’s Lit, Mainstream Fiction, Animals and Pets, Yoga, Entertainment and Performing Arts.
Before I became a full-time editor, I made my living as a writer. Some of my writing clients include:
Spirituality & Health Magazine
The Writer Magazine
Delaware Today Magazine
Christie’s Great Estates
The Santa Fean
The Dick Tiger Foundation
Animal Fair Magazine
Main Line Today Magazine
The Wayne Times
The Diet Channel
Who Are My Clients?
The Write Edit, LLC is committed to giving you the best results for your project. I work with authors who either plan to self-publish or hope to sign with an agent and traditional publisher. I welcome businesses of all sizes that need website editing. Are you a student working on an admissions essay, letter of recommendation, or class assignment? Perfect. I have years of experience in all those areas, including students whose first language is not English. I also work with companies and individuals in need of the perfect words for their writing project.
Contact me at Valerie@TheWriteEdit.com
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