But here I am. I've been a sub-editor at a newspaper publisher for half a decade and, about two years ago, I started editing fiction. Why?
I'll be honest. I'm OCD. I'm the kind of person who, if she were to carry around a black marker, would be correcting spelling errors and bad grammar on signs in public places.
I'm going to let you into another secret, however. One of the biggest reasons why I edit fiction is because I love stories. I'm one of these folks who loves getting a manuscript in that needs a bit of polishing, when an author has that mystic X-factor. It's really that love of discovering the diamond in the rough.
It's not easy writing a novel. It's difficult getting published with a reputable publisher. And it's hard work getting your manuscript polished to become the best it can be.
This is where I step in. I see myself as someone who facilitates dreams and turns them into something concrete, something that you can put your name on and send out into the world. Yes, your little stab at immortality.
Yes, I may end up doing horrible things to your darlings, make you cut out whole chapters and rearrange scenes but, you know what? I'm doing it because I love your writing, and I wouldn't have asked to work with your novel unless I saw something there that has the stuff of dreams.
So, do you have a manuscript? Go check out my profile on the Lyrical Press website. Who knows, maybe I can offer your dream a breath of life: http://www.lyricalpress.com/nerine_dorman.php