GOOD WRITING IS REWRITING.
REWRITE WELL. WORK WITH AN EDITOR.
The attachment that writers have to our own work clouds our ability to objectively, methodically and effectively edit. Therein lies the value of hiring an editor.
My job is not simply to help you make your writing better. My job is to help make you a better writer.
At the heart of editorial work is our mutual commitment to the realization of your full potential.
In my role as a writing coach, my job is to get you into the elusive space of your creative power, guide you through the haze, and make sure you dig up and carry out the gold.
Whether you're looking for a brief evaluation of your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, or an exhaustive line-by-line review, my menu of services scales to meet every level of engagement.
Please note prices are fixed and follow the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) standards.
Cassandra is such a joy to work with! I feel so confident every time I have something to be edited by her because I know she will always help my final work look amazing and professional.
Cassandra has an excellent eye for detail and always sticks to her deadlines. I can't praise her enough! Know that whatever you hire her for, you're in good hands.
I have worked with Cassandra for the past six months, and during that time, I feel that my work has grown and matured dramatically under her influence and with her expert counsel. Cassandra gives 150% of her attention and time during our coaching sessions. I have come to depend upon her judgement, taste and discernment.
By far, she is the most accomplished editor with whom I have worked. She has honed her craft to the point of surgical precision, and I feel incredibly lucky to have secured her services. If you are looking for an editor who is fully committed to her clients, who will tell you the truth and inspire your best work, look no further. Cassandra is the best of the best.
Cassandra was the first person who ever read my novel, and she treated it with genuine respect and particular attention.
She performed research, pored over the writing, and always showed up with thoughts and ideas. Her attention greatly improved the quality of my work, and I will forever be grateful for her time and fantastic editing skills.
Since I started to take coaching sessions with Cassandra, my writing and speaking skills improved to unimaginable levels.
She also helped me to understand and write much better business documents and articles.
Cassandra is not only an excellent professional, but also a very empathic and wise person who can perfectly understand your needs and help you to reach your goals.
The Editing Process: What to Expect?
Editing someone's writing is intimate work. Before we officially begin working together, I suggest a brief, complimentary consultation via zoom.
If you have particular concerns you’d like me to address, just let me know before I begin working, and I’ll address those issues.
I provide an in-depth evaluation of your writing's strengths and the areas that can be improved. Both generally, and specifically:
With all writing, the structure, order and overall comprehensibility of your work will be thoroughly assessed.
For poetry, you'll get insights related to your use of poetic techniques, such as imagery, sound, rhythm, form, rhetorical devices, line breaks and word choice.
For fiction & narrative memoir, you'll get insights related to your use of literary techniques, such as metaphor, hyperbole, foreshadowing, character development, imagery, irony, and humor where applicable.
For non-fiction & web content, you'll get insights on the clarity and strength of your thesis, arguments and evidence, as well as the structure and order of the work as a whole.
Once you receive my editorial report, the torch is then passed back to you to make the necessary corrections.
With this in mind, I design my reports to provide clear and specific guidance for you to follow on your own. However, if you'd like me to stay engaged with you during your rewriting and revisions, as many clients do, I'm here for you as a writing coach.
Finally, I know this can feel scary. I recognize the trust and vulnerability you demonstrate when you hire an editor to critique your work. I am here as your ally, and I will always ensure you feel supported and empowered, with a solid plan to take you onwards and upwards.