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I partner with you to craft a story you’re fearlessly proud of sending out into the world.
Through individualized editing services, my mission is to support your writing & publishing journey every step of the way.
Sharing your story is a daunting endeavor, but your readers are waiting! I’m so excited to work alongside you, providing the support you need in the manner that best helps you now.
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Hi there, my name is Kimberly!
I’ve been running The Trusty Bookmark for over three years now, helping authors with all aspects of the manuscript writing and editing process. I specialize in developmental editing, copy / line editing, proofreading, and manuscript critiquing (beta reading) for both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
I approach your manuscript with intention. Prior to your editing service, we’ll discuss in detail your ideas, intentions, and concerns for your story. With this information in mind, I meticulously work through your novel, always with the goal of preserving your vision while ensuring clarity and a polished final product.
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An explanation of style guides and style sheets, their relationship, and how each tool can better your writing (whether you traditional or self-publish!).
Learn the fundamentals of character development: the influence of a character’s background, their driving motivations, and recognizing The Research Paradox.
Style guides aren’t just for editors! Learn what they are; why they’re important for both traditional and self-publishing authors; and how to select yours.
Trouble focusing is one of the top struggles for writers. These focus tips and tricks can be used individually or in tandem to reach that peak work “flow”!
A practical style sheet how-to guide and free template to help you build your own. Just remember to keep it simple, straightforward, and easy to fill out!