I am a professional freelance editor, writer, and ghostwriter. Previously, I was a senior editor for Health Communications, Inc., a traditional trade book publisher best known for the original Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as other nonfiction bestsellers.
As a freelance editor and proofreader, I have worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction subjects ranging from memoirs to alternative medical treatments to self-help. I have assisted several authors with reality-based novels as well as more traditional fiction genres. I also specialize in helping nonfiction authors polish their book proposals in preparation for querying agents and publishers.
As an editorial specialist, I offer my clients the opportunity to take their work to the next level. I believe in maintaining an author’s unique voice while helping him or her create and polish every sentence to make it the best it can be.
Writers are often too close to their own work to be objective about what they’ve written, and one of my fortés is my ability to home in on writing weaknesses and help writers convey their message in the most powerful way possible—regardless of the subject matter—while maintaining the author’s unique voice.
Whether helping an author organize ideas before writing begins or during the writing process, fine-tuning details such as spelling, punctuation, syntax, word choice, and organization of ideas, proofreading for errors in a manuscript before or after typesetting, or polishing a book proposal, I work in a collaborative and supportive environment that allows authors to achieve the most professional quality possible in their work.
Would you like to know more about how a professional editor can help?
Whether you’re writing a blog post or article, a book proposal, query letter, or a full book, I’m available by email at Candace@ChangeItUpEditing.com or by phone at (954) 348-1963. Let’s chat soon; I’m here to help!
Here is what Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner, author of Lemons into Limoncello, had to say (and you can read more from other writers in Testimonials):
“She is a true ‘insider’ in the publishing world, and what I love about Candace is her ability to help authors create the best, most polished book possible, with an eye toward both their commercial success and their readers’ perspective—all without diminishing the writer’s unique voice. Candace’s editing and critiquing approach is professional, positive, and right-on in terms of helping both self-published and commercially published authors bring their writing dreams to fruition. Candace is a super-knowledgeable professional, a caring person, and someone who I am now proud to call my friend.”