Award-winning Journalist Penny Fletcher, Author, Editor & Blogger

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My Author Services

Florida freelance writers Association

FREE Consultation for every potential job: manuscript or memoir


Professional copy editing


Professional content editing includes

Fiction: searching for plot holes; suggesting realistic dialogue; flashback techniques (with examples in comment boxes);help with scene-setting and characterization. If structure changes are necessary to improve the story, they will be suggested.


Nonfiction: Consistency of chapter headings and material will be stressed; changes of structure will be suggested in comment boxes if a subject would flow more easily into another chapter or cateory; addition of facts thatcould make a chapter more convincing will be suggested if requested. Visit my FEEDBACK from my recent clients on Guru.com by clicking Feedback in the line above. I also have many references on Linked-In.

After the edit,  a query letter and synopsis can be prepared if an author wants to submit to agents or publishers, or I can  connect you with my excellent designer, [email protected] who can paginate (size and bind) your book and design a cover to your specifications and put it on Amazon for you. 

When published, I will review your book on any platform you desire where the book is sold- including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Memoirs and Family Stories: 
There are a lot of people doing these now and I will edit them and help you with wording if necessary to flow from one generation to another or any other particular thing you may have trouble with or questions aboout. Photographs may be used, but you must scan them in and make sure which size layout you plan to use. If you want an 8-by-10 book, you will need to set Word to 8-by-10. If you want 9-by-6, you must set the program before you start if you want it printed in that size. Unlike manuscripts, "scrapbook-type" family stories and memoirs must be set right from square one to come out properly. I can advise you on this but the layout of memoirs must be done by the person preparing it. After you approve my edit, I use M&M Printing Company in Ruskin, Fla. and you can order just one nook (or 100) any amount you wish. All printing costs include shipping, are according to zip code, and are separate from my editing invoice. You are free to choose any printer if you have one in mind. In that case I edit it and send it back in final black copy for you to have published.