Specializing in Copy and Line Editing as well as manuscript consultations,
Fresh as a Daisy Editing is a professional editing service.

My strength lies in my ability to quickly understand your vision and to work with you to develop your story to its full potential, whether that includes a line and copy edit or a more involved developmental edit.

How can I be of help to you?

Services


Content Editing/ Copy Editing

Are you pretty sure your story idea is solid, but you want to check for consistency and fluidity? With Copy Editing, your manuscript will undergo two read-throughs. Questions, comments, and suggestions will be placed in the margin of your manuscript for you to consider.

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Line Editing

Unlike Copy editing, Line editing looks at the style of your writing, the creative approach used to tell your story. What language are you using to communicate your story with your audience?

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Manuscript or Screenplay Analysis and Assessment

This critique is helpful before or during the production of a manuscript or screenplay. Are you not sure where the story is headed? Do you love your idea but want to make sure it's sound? I can help with that.

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Manuscript Analysis and Assessment +

In addition to the Manuscript Analysis and Assessment report, I insert additional content edits into the margin of your manuscript.

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Something Else?

Your project is one-of-a-kind, and I intend to treat it as such. Do the other services not meet your needs? Look here for additional services, and if you can't find what you're looking for, please drop me a line (I love getting mail) telling me what you'd like, and I'll try to accommodate you.

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About


My name is Holly. I’m an avid reader of all things romantic, fantastic, mysterious, dark, humorous, and apocalyptic, and I can't remember when I first picked up a book. Reading has been such an integral part of my life I don't even want to try to imagine a future without the stories authors like you have created.

Born and raised in the United States, I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English before accepting my first teaching position in January 2000. While influencing young minds with Shakespeare, Morrison, and Maupassant, I earned a Master's of Science Degree in English Education before moving countries. Now living in France, I continue to teach English Literature at a prestigious International School. Also, I co-authored Limitless, the ninth novel of the Blue Fire saga with Scott Prussing, I'm a member of Aces: The Society for Editing, and I help authors hone their stories. I would love the opportunity to help you with yours.

Why the name? 
Fresh as a Daisy Editing pays homage to my mom. She loved daisies and was always supportive of my writing endeavors—of all my endeavors, really. She was there for all the big steps in my life, and I like to think she's there as I move forward with this one too.
Also, the daisy symbolizes new beginnings and also became a slang word for something of excellent quality ("That's a daisy" became "That's a doozy"). Fresh as a Daisy is, of course, an expression too. To me, it means one is vulnerable but strong, ready to face the world. A new manuscript should be too.
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F.A.Q


My manuscript is my baby. Can you tell me more about the process?

I understand how much your work means to you. I will only work on one manuscript at a time. That way, you know I devote all of my attention to your work, and your work alone.
Before I get your manuscript, I will ask for a 1,000-2,000 word sample (for all edits). The sample will allow me to determine an approximate length of time it will take to complete your project, and it will allow you to get an idea of what types of suggestions, questions, and comments you will see from me.
If you do not see a written comment in the margin, it’s because I genuinely feel that part of the manuscript works as it is. As far as the comments and questions I provide, it’s completely up to you to take my suggestions or keep your work the way it is. Remember, I’m here to help you make your work the best it can be, and ultimately, you are the only one with the vision of how you want your work will look in its completed state.

How long does the editing process take?

Turnaround depends on the size of the project and my current workload. If we agree on a deadline, I will try my absolute hardest to make sure that deadline is honored. If I need to extend the deadline by a few days due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be the first to know. Regardless, I like to keep clients updated, so don’t be surprised to hear from me every few days to let you know where I’m at in the process.

What about confidentiality?

I don’t discuss your project (it's your baby, not mine). Should you wish, I will be happy to sign a confidentiality agreement. In addition, you keep the copyright to your work.  Once full payment is received for a project, the copyright for any content created by me as part of the project passes to you.

Do you expect acknowledgement?

Other than payment, no, I don’t. Some authors acknowledge my work; some don’t. It's nice to have, but it’s completely up to you, and you won’t hear me complaining either way.

How do I pay?

I accept payments by Paypal with a 50% upfront, non-refundable payment and subsequent 50% payment at the completion of the project; however, I understand needing to budget, so payment plans are available.

The question I have isn't here

I welcome any of your questions pertaining to my work and my editing process. Please don't hesitate to contact me. A contact form is available on the page for your convenience.

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