It's time to revise
My name is Val Serdy, and I’m a freelance editor and writing coach. I can help you complete that first novel or 117th blog post, and I can help you polish your writing until it’s ready to share with the world.
I love writing, I love reading, and I love brainstorming story and writing problems. But I especially love helping writers find their voices and learn to value their stories. I respect all the time and effort you’ve put into the work you share with me, and I offer multiple suggestions for improving your work so that you can find the right fix that best represents your vision.
Whatever your writing goals, I can help you reach them.
But, you have to ask. And it can be tricky asking for editing services. You may not know the editing vocabulary to ask for the “right” service. Worse, that editing vocabulary has some overlap even among editors.
To make things easier, I break my novel services into steps based on what question you want answered:
- Step 0: Is the story idea ready?
- Step 1: Is the story good?
- Step 2: Is the writing good?
- Step 3: is the manuscript ready to share?
I break up my blog services to answer the main questions I hear from bloggers:
- What do I write about?
- Is my post good enough to publish?