EDITING & MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION

"Naomi Lewis' sensitive and skillful editing of Where Hope Finds Help, Bissell Centre: One Hundred years of Service to Edmonton's Inner-City Community was a tremendous asset in uplifting the essence of the story. As requested, she cut substantially while still preserving the voice of the piece, flagged concerns and provided many helpful suggestions. She was responsive to deadlines and queries on an ongoing basis, and overall a delight to work with." -Deborah Witwicki

"Naomi gave me practical and down-to-earth advice which I found extremely helpful. She also spent a lot of time doing her editing, and was very thorough. This thoroughness was translated into her spending time with me as well, to go over the editing. All of this was done with a combined honesty and sensitivity which has helped me to work on specific aspects of my writing." -Brenda Mann

"Naomi has provided me with invaluable advice at each of three distinct phases of my work-in-progress novel. First, she reviewed the entire draft and gave structural guidance as well as specific suggestions for strengthening scenes of foreshadowing. Second, she reviewed the completed manuscript and provided feedback on scenes to enhance the readers' experience. Third, Naomi directed me to appropriate agents and publishers for the genre and subject matter of my novel. I've also taken courses from her at our local writing centre and consulted her as author in residence at the Calgary Public Library. She's been a pleasure to work with and her insights are extremely helpful." -Deborah Sword

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Are you writing a cover letter, a funding application, a novel, a magazine article, web copy, a non-fiction book, or an academic article? I can help. I edit genre and literary fiction, creative non-fiction, web copy, and articles for print and web. I offer academic editing across disciplines, for sociology, anthropology, philosophy, English, economics, psychology, and the sciences.

My editing services range from copy editing for grammar and punctuation, to substantive editing for logic, story and style, to manuscript consultation. Please contact me to discuss rates, and to determine what level of editing is right for your project.