I’m Karen Saari – Christian, editor and author. Lifelong reader. Wife, mother, grandmother. Student.
For me, editing is not about marking off a checklist and calling it done. I read your book, and then go through it word by word, and line by line. I take into account the overall plot, and sub-plots and the growth (or not) of each character. I look at each sentence to make sure it’s the best it can be. I check dialogue to make sure it’s realistic. Each manuscript can come out with hundreds of suggestions, grammar and spelling corrections. I also include many positive comments when I find the good and other comments might suggest a better word, or phrase.
My goal is to preserve your author’s voice, and only to shine the work you’ve already done. Your book is something we work on together, as partners.
Writing has been a delightful journey for me and I’ve published three books – one book was traditionally published and I self-published the other two (One and two in a series.) I’m currently working on the third and final book in the series. I’ve also been published in two books written by several authors – each of us had a chapter. You can find links to all my books HERE.
My desire is to not only edit, but encourage you in your journey. To share what I’ve learned, and to help
I’m a student at Southern New Hampshire University. I’m on the downhill side of the mountain named BA in English and Creative Writing. I’m also taking classes that focus on editing and social media. Starting college when you’re over 50 isn’t something everyone wants to do, but I had the opportunity and I took it. I’ve never regretted it, except for a few times around the Final Paper due date!
I’ve been editing for two years. I’m continually studying the craft of writing and editing. I completely enjoy both of them. Playing with words, whether mine or yours, is one of my favorite things to do.
I hope to hear from you! 🙂