Specializing in the Copy and Line Editing of fiction, 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 or copy edit or a more involved developmental edit.
How can I help?
If you believe you're ready to publish, but you want to check for consistency and fluidity, this service is for you. With Copy Editing, your manuscript will undergo one thorough pass. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be taken into account as will noticeable inconsistencies in plot and character development. Questions, comments, and suggestions will be placed in the margin of your manuscript for you to consider.Learn More
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?Learn More
I will read your full manuscript and compile feedback in an extensive editorial letter, usually ranging from 3-6 pages. The editorial letter covers feedback on a range of issues, including any or all of the following: pacing; flow of narrative; transitions; voice; plot; structure; dialogue; character development; audience. In addition to the Manuscript Analysis and Assessment report, I insert additional content edits into the margin of your manuscript. This service does NOT include copy or line edits nor does it include proofreadingLearn More
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.Learn More
Holly is a dream to work with! She's thorough, honest, professional, and has a wonderful understanding of story flow and structure. Her developmental edits, specifically about my characters, mirrored my inner author voice that told me something wasn't quite right, but I just couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. She helped me iron everything out, and my stories are so much stronger because of her feedback. I can't wait to work with her again!Lindsey Pogue: Bestselling Adventure and Romance author | Lindsey Pogue
I would highly recommend Holly to anyone looking for a content edit! She's fast and reliable, an excellent communicator, and her feedback is spot on. She pointed out a few things I'd been dragging my feet on changing, and her suggestions really helped to smooth out the pacing, especially at the oh-so-important beginning of the story. Would I work with Holly again? Absolutely!Lindsey Sparks: Bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy author | Lindsey Sparks
This was my first experience with editing my work, as a new, never-been-published author. I had no idea what to expect and was, of course, nervous about sharing my work with someone outside of my comfort zone. Holly was very professional and kind. She answered my ‘newbie’ questions with grace and continuously checked in with me to ensure I was up to date with her progress (she even included little bits of encouragement about my work – which made me feel pretty good about it). Her feedback provided the detailed information I needed to look at my work with fresh eyes and see it from a different perspective. Not only that, but she also included a synopsis of my characters, a report with her full feedback, and comments on parts of the book that stood out to her as useful for marketing purposes. I'm super grateful to have come upon her right when I needed and look forward to working with her on future projects.Nina Lincoln: author of Broken Revenge | Nina Lincoln
I absolutely loved working with Holly. She proofread three of my manuscripts and did an amazing job with each. She caught a ton of critical errors. On top of that, she was fast, on time with every deadline, sent me updates halfway through just to check in, and was super kind and supportive. I definitely intend to work with her again, and I would highly recommend her work to all.Alison Aimes: Award-winning author of the Condemned series | Alison Aimes
I am so impressed with Holly. She not only keeps my MC voice but seems to respect all of my characters while schooling and supporting me with grammar. She helps me pull the whole story together so it’s an enjoyable read for the people who choose to read it. Her support and authenticity is beyond what I expected, and I feel so grateful she ended up in my process.T. A. Caldwell: author of The Donovan Tales trilogy | T. A. Caldwell
One of the hardest things I’ve ever done is create a story and make it into a book. Some may think it’s easy, but it’s not. It takes a lot of work over and over, patience, and then finding the right people so you can publish. "The day I reached out and connected with Holly Mangin at Fresh as a Daisy Editing was the day my dream became a possibility. Her support in getting my book ready for publishing was what I needed. She has excellent attention to detail, constructive feedback when asked for, and showed respect for my story and the work I put in. She understood my characters and always considered their voices. Holly is a professional wanting her writers to succeed. As a writer, what more can one ask for?"Jill Modell-Dion: author of The Laundromat General | Jill Modell-Dion
Working with Holly was a great experience. I will work with her again and again. She was timely, helpful, insightful, and helped me make the book better. I would definitely recommend working with Holly at Fresh as a Daisy Editing.Chris Brinkley: author and narrator of My Story of Us: Zach | Chris Brinkley
It's amazing how Holly can edit a story, clearly explain the writing process, and so easily give advice as to how to "fix" a story. That's impressive! Holly was a pleasure to work with, responsive, timely, and supportive. A real gem! I will definitely use her services again and will refer others to her.Carmen Cristini Eichman: Children's stories | Carmen Cristini Eichman
I won a copy edit from Holly through a competition, and I didn't really know what to expect with it being the first time for me working with an editor. She checked in with me throughout my writing time to see if I was still on track. Having a deadline and Holly's check-ins really pushed me to complete my novel. She pointed out quite a few things that my novel definitely needed. One of these things was something I just couldn't figure out while writing it and, from her comments and edits, what I needed to do instantly clicked. The book bible she made for me is insanely helpful too, especially as I'll be writing a sequel. I highly recommend Holly, and I'll definitely work with her again.Lauren Stabler: author of Trials of the Realm | Lauren Stabler
Holly is a breath of fresh air! Her suggestions on how my manuscript could be improved were beyond helpful and made the story flow with more consistency. Her feedback was invaluable, and her report summary was really appreciated. Highly recommended and I will definitely work with her again!K A Duggsy: author of the Advance Industries series and Can't Fix Crazy | K A Duggan
We had no idea who to take as an editor for our first novel, which accounted for 700 pages and four years of our lives. Fortunately, a friend recommended Holly. From our first meeting, we knew we had made the best possible choice. She was exactly what we were looking for and what we needed. She warmly and professionally brought the essential objective, outsider's view along with honest and clear suggestions for improvement. We also much appreciated the abundance of encouraging comments she offered. Furthermore, we were impressed with the way she quickly understood our characters and our plot, remembering their details better than us. Her comments were imaginative and practical and did much to improve our work. Holly obviously enjoys what she does and naturally shares her talents, enthusiasm, and energy. She is also extremely well organized, efficient, and thorough, having a particularly sharp eye for inconsistencies. She is a delight to work with. We recommend her in the highest terms and will certainly use her for other projects we have planned.Armelle Gallagher and Rob Gallagher: authors of the Four Sides of a Circle series
This is the first time I've written anything significant and thus my first time using an editing service. What I can tell you about using Holly is that she was extremely helpful in identifying some of the weaknesses in my story. She was also helpful in adding suggestions and making sure I stayed on target with tense. Above that, she was very reasonable, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for editing services.Bill Beckett: author of Love, Family, Cancer | Bill Beckett
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Holly on developmental edits for Toxic. She took my manuscript and found the smallest of holes that everyone else overlooked. I found her attention to detail invaluable and would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to fully polish their work. I’ll be back again for sure!Cole Lepley: Contemporary romance author | Cole Lepley's Toxic
Working with Holly was a great experience. Not only did she follow up throughout to let me know where she was in the manuscript but also kept to the originally discussed finish date, which was a fast turnaround in itself! Her attention to detail and notes were incredibly helpful, and rather than just saying what she thought should be adjusted, she included the "why" and introduced new ways to approach certain plot points. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with her work and can absolutely recommend her to others, and I expect/hope to work more with her in the future!Eleanor Merry: Author of Dead Aware: A Zombie Journey | Eleanor Merry, author
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