Professional Editorial Services
Editing is essential!
You might never notice that typo or realize your character's hair changes color halfway through your book, but your reader certainly will! Blue Minerva will help you perfect your writing—without interfering with your voice.
What can a professionally trained and experienced editor do for you?
Make sure your message is clearly presented
Help develop and organize your material
Catch factual errors and inconsistencies
Check for potentially costly copyright issues
Ensure consistency and adherence to a set style
Click below for a detailed look at each stage of editing.
Brittany Dory, Freelance Editor
Since the formation of Blue Minerva in 2014 I have edited many traditionally and digitally published works, including novels, fashion and current events articles, art reviews, online course material, academic nonfiction, educational essays, and a memoir. In fiction, I've worked in the young adult, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance genres. I am proficient with the Chicago Manual of Style and have also used APA, AMA, AP, and specialized house style guides. I prefer to work with American English, but I also have experience with Canadian, Australian, and British English. I have extensive experience working with ESL writers.
As a contracts administrator for a small business in the technology sector, I write and edit technical documentation, training material, flowcharts and graphics, correspondence, website copy, résumés, brochures, contracts, and proposals.
Education and Professional Development
Book Mapping for Developmental Editors course, EFA, 2016
Developmental Editing for Fiction program, EFA, 2016
Copyediting Fiction course, Editcetera, 2014
Professional Sequence in Editing, UC Berkeley Extension, 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, 2007
I want to thank Brittany Dory at Blue Minerva Copyediting for helping me with the proofreading for my novel House of the Galactic Elevator. She communicates well, offers clear and concise edits and suggestions, and never left me in the dark as to the status of the project. She has a keen eye and even spotted a few continuity errors that had to be fixed, which made for a polished manuscript. I look forward to working with her again!
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