Editorial services are offered by Diane
Faile, Content Manager for Mind Like Water, Inc.
my name is Diane. I imagine that you are mainly interested in my editing
skills and rates. First, though, I'd like to share a few things about
myself, because I believe that a good writer/editor relationship is
important to the editing process. Hopefully this information will help
you decide if we have the potential to work well together. Three things:
I am an optimist, I love books and learning, and I love animals and
nature. In my free time, I read continuously, volunteer at the Kansas
City Zoo, hike, garden, bird watch, and help run Mind Like Water. I
share my world with a wonderful husband, a Great Pyrenees, and a white
mouse rescued from our garden.
are "big picture" people, and then there is me. I'm the one
immersed in the details. This is undoubtedly a consequence of my
scientific and legal background. I have a Master's degree in Zoology,
which involved data gathering and analysis of many aspects of a
particular seabird's reproductive behavior. Details. I also have a
law degree, and have spent the past eight years working as a regulatory
compliance specialist in the environmental consulting industry. Air
regulations, hazardous waste regulations, etc. Now we're really talking
details. I have written and edited many technical documents, which
depend upon clarity, conciseness, organization and accuracy. The point
of all this is that when I edit, I am completely focused on the details
- the words, sentence structure, and formatting, as well as on overall
readability. I believe that produces a well-edited document. In case you
are concerned that all of this technical experience is not suited to
your fiction piece, rest assured that between my college degree in
English and a lifetime of reading primarily literature, my ear is well
attuned to fiction.
years ago, I accepted an offer to become a partner of Mind Like Water.
As Content Manager, my responsibilities include editing e-books,
e-newsletters, and web sites. The opportunity to edit electronic content
has been exciting for me.
would be happy to discuss your editing needs with you. A detailed
description of my editorial services and rates is available by clicking here. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.