Editing Services

I work with authors to improve their story structure and writing style, otherwise known as content editing and copy-editing respectively.

Consider my services if you are looking for:

  • Advice on how to revise and strengthen your completed first or second draft of a manuscript
  • Suggestions for how to refine your voice or otherwise improve your writing style
  • Guidance on how to flesh out your characters and their relationships with each other
  • Guidance on how to strengthen your plotting

There are some types of editing projects that I do not work on. Please do not query me about:

  • Incomplete first drafts
  • Proofreading
  • Ghost writing
  • Research assistance/Project management 

I’m passionate about empathetic characters, a clear consistent voice, and effective narrative storytelling. I prefer working on fantasy and science fiction novels, but I will consider works in other genres that interest me. Send me an e-mail at lindsay@lindsayschopfer.com with the subject “Editing Query” if you want to seek my help with your current writing project.