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I'm Candace Johnson, and I love words. Especially yours. Let me help you say it the way you mean it!

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Welcome to Change It Up Editing and Writing Services! I’m Candace Johnson, the entire team at Change It Up Editing and Writing Services. Yes, I believe in personal attention for my authors, and if you read the comments on the Testimonials page, I believe you’ll get a good sense of just how important that personal interaction is to me as well as to the success of every project I edit.

If you have a great idea but don’t know how to organize it into a book or article, or if you’ve written a draft and want to be sure it is well ordered and doesn’t drift off somewhere it shouldn’t, I can help you! If you and everyone you know has read your manuscript and you’re ready to send it out into the world, I can offer you an opportunity to take it to the next level toward success.

As a professional editor, I have an objective viewpoint and will be honest with you about the many ways you can improve your manuscript—yes, even when you think it’s perfect, you’ll be surprised at the things I will suggest that never occurred to you.

My background is in traditional publishing, so I know what readers want to read and what publishers want to publish.

There are many different types of editing help available to you, whether you are an indie author or have decided to pitch your idea to an agent or traditional publisher. These include developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, manuscript evaluation, ghostwriting, and proposal development, and they all offer value to you as a writer at different stages of your work. Let’s discuss your vision, and together we will determine your best course of action. Call me today at 954-348-1963 or write to me at cyjohnson5580@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get started!

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  1. Gede Prama on said:

    Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings

  2. So nice to meet you Candace – and thanks for following me too :)

  3. totsymae1011 on said:

    I definitely want to connect with you. Will send an email.

  4. Cat Lumb on said:

    I have nominated you for an award. Feel free to share the appreciation of well-written blogs and interesting topics through acceptance by going here:

    http://catlumb.com/2013/08/20/awards-round-up-check-out-these-blogs/

    No pressure. This is just my way of thanking you for sharing your thoughts.
    Take Care, Cat x

    • Thanks Cat! I’m glad you’re finding value in the information I post, and please let me know if there are any subjects you’d like to see me write about. You’ve been a great inspiration for several past blog posts!

      • Cat Lumb on said:

        How about post on how to tackle the ‘big issues’ in editing? When you know something just isn’t right, but aren’t sure how to tackle it. Any common solutions that you know of for situations like this?
        If I keep giving you ideas for sharing your experience I might run out of post material myself! Lol!
        Cheers, Cat x

      • Great idea, Cat, and I’ll see what I can do with that one.
        I doubt you’ll run out of ideas–you have a very creative and fertile mind, as evidenced by your own writing and blog!

      • Cat Lumb on said:

        Aww, thanks Candace. :)
        I so love being part of a blogging community.
        PS – Thanks for the mention on Twitter. :)

  5. Thank you for stopping by at my blog! I’ll definitely be stopping by here more often! http://sjwood-notes.blogspot.ae/

  6. Thanks for following my blog.
    I support the idea of editor-writer collaboration, and it’s wonderful to find someone willing to help with your work personally before publishing.

  7. Thanks for dropping by my site and blog. I’m a big believer in professional editing and have commented many times about my disappointment that so many Indie Authors have not gotten their manuscripts edited properly before publishing. I’ll definitely be looking for beta readers and an editor once my novels are ready.

    • Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, Karen. For me, the best part about working with indie authors is knowing that the editing I do for them will make a huge difference in the professionalism of their books. Lucky me–I love what I do!

  8. Thanks for the follow on laurakmarshall. Great blog here. I’m going to keep reading :)

  9. Super blog , jam-packed with great information! Looking forward to interviewing you this Monday, April 1st on The Art of Living well, 88.7FM or live stream @ 7AM http://www.newhaven.edu/wnhu

  10. Is poetry also needed? I have a bulky one waiting for someone to go through. Well, your words are encouraging indeed and thanks for your kind share.

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  12. Just made one, bulky manuscipt!! Manuscript, I type too fast, a reader wouldn’t be that forgiving if it was found on a novel!!!

  13. Great blog! I’m happy I found your blog, I’m a die hard fan of proof readers and with my degree in English language (would get a Masters soon) I still make silly mistakes! Would be a constant visitor at yours, might even send a bulky manuscipt too! Cheers. :)

  14. I just discovered your blog through C.B. Wentworth and I’m glad I did :)

  15. I love reading your posts. So, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congratulations and I look forward to reading more of your posts. http://kimberlymellor.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  16. Thanks for the follow! Looks like a great service you have here. :)

  17. if you ever need any help promoting your goodies, you let me know! :) I had to follow your blog since you stopped by mine :) I love it by the way!

  18. julie bowden on said:

    Love the name! Julie Bowden

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