As experienced, professional book editors, we have done it
all—everything from ghostwriting, using mere wisps of
information on which to build a narrative, to very light editing
of highly polished manuscripts and screenplays.
We have found that everyone has a story to tell—and often more
than one. The trick is to tell it in a compelling, cohesive way
with characters that shine and a storyline that engages. Even
when the book is non-fiction (as many of our editing projects
are), the general guidelines for presenting the information and
creating reader interest remain the same as they do for fiction.
No matter the genre, however, books and screenplays have their
own rules and regs when it comes to writing.
Although there is a
great deal of latitude nowadays regarding grammar (especially
with fiction), the old established order of where and how to
place quotation marks, for example, still needs to be strictly
adhered to by anyone who wants to be taken seriously as a
And this is exactly where we come in—because expert editing is
an essential part of the equation.
Book Editing Resources
We have prepared a series of articles that run the gamut from
how to avoid common grammatical errors to how to copyright your
work—and much more.
From James Taylor, Attorney & Author
I started writing my first book, I knew I would need a really
sharp editor to work with me and generally pick up the pieces,
so to speak. I am a
bankruptcy attorney and know my subject matter backwards and
forwards, but I needed help with some of my writing and the
Nancy provided exactly that—and more.
She is not only technically proficient at editing, but
she was also extremely helpful when it came to explaining
complex legal issues in layman’s terms.”
San Francisco, CA
“If you are lucky enough to find an editor who understands
screenplays, your ability to turn out a solid product will be
greatly enhanced. Nancy
Hutchins is a superb, experienced editor who also brings
maturity and life experience to a project. This is invaluable
when it comes to discussing plot lines and characters.
I found Nancy to be indispensable and highly
recommend her to other writers.”
“Anyone who has ever written a book knows the struggle to get
all those words and ideas in your head converted into a story
that flows seamlessly from the page to the reader. It's an
all-consuming task, and I have learned that a strong editor is a
critical partner in the process.
I currently have two
additional books in the making and wouldn't dream of having
anyone but Nancy do my editing.
She knows her stuff!”
Denver Book Editor | Boulder Book Editor