Douglas Cohen Editorial is a freelance editorial service provided by me, Douglas Cohen. I specialize in science fiction and fantasy, though I am available for hire in other areas of fiction. Please follow the link to learn more about my credentials, which comprise eight years of editorial experience.

I am available for hire in developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting. Below you'll find a brief definition of each term to help you decide which service you might be interested in.

Developmental Editing provides feedback on matters such as characterization, plot, narrative structure, pacing, theme, and voice. Areas needing work are identified, along with suggestions for addressing them. In instances where the editor sees opportunities to enhance areas that display no apparent weaknesses, additional feedback may be provided for the author's consideration.

Line Editing involves going through the author's manuscript one line at a time with an eye toward improving elements such as style, language, clarity, tone, and consistency.

Copyediting addresses areas such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, tense, appropriate usages, small logic lapses, and fact-checking.

I also offer help with outlines. 

My rates are reasonable, my approach is friendly, and all critiques are made with a constructive outlook meant to achieve the best possible manuscript. If you're interested in my services or have questions, please feel free to contact me .


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