OK, OK, I know. It’s been ages since I posted on here and I’m sorry. The reason is because I’ve been preparing for a career change. A major career change.
As some of you know, I’ve been slowly but surely gathering editing qualifications over the past few years. This is to complement my English and American Literature degree (and eight years of professional proofreading experience) so I can pursue my dreams of working in the publishing industry.
So, after years of hard work and countless hours of practice, it is with great pride (and not a little apprehension) that I present…
Helping fictional worlds grow, one sentence at a time
Acres of Ink is an independent service that provides proofreading and developmental editing for fiction manuscripts.
For those of you who don’t know, Developmental Editing is about seeing the potential of a novel as well as what is already written, and helping the author build upon the new world they’ve created. It isn’t just about making sure your manuscript is grammatically correct – although, of course, that is a large part of it. Developmental Editing focuses on the minutiae and the bigger picture; turning words into emotions and making every sentence pulse with life. Characters, plot, theme, structure, dialogue… everything that makes a novel work comes under the magnifying glass during a Developmental Edit, with the aim of helping every author write the best book they can.
I can’t express how excited I am to finally be able to offer my services. Having already delivered a number of developmental edits to some very satisfied customers, I’m thrilled to work in such a fulfilling capacity.
As a card-carrying Hufflepuff, I want to spread that joy. So, to celebrate the launch of Acres of Ink (and because it’s nearly December and I’m feeling festive), I’m offering an exclusive 50% discount on developmental editing and proofreading services for the participants of NaNoWriMo.
Offer is valid from 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019. The novel you submit for editing does not have to be your current NaNoWriMo project, but you do have to have a current / active NaNoWriMo18 profile.
Note: I’m not actually in affiliation with NaNoWriMo but, after years of participating in the event, I have a great fondness for it and its participants. I also know from experience that projects written in 30 days sometimes need a little extra help!
“Kim has been helping me rework the first draft of my fictional novel with confidence, skill and tact. Her insightful commentary, constructive criticisms and enthusiastic suggestions for the future have been enormously helpful. I am now excited to work on my book again. I would 100% recommend her services.”
– S.E. Berrow
“I’m stupidly happy! I can’t stress enough how helpful you’ve been and how much your comments as well as suggestions have improved everything. Thank you so much!”
– Harli V. Park
Normal blog services (posts about faeries, goblins and Celtic folklore) will resume shortly.