About Anna Genoese
I have been a publishing professional for more than a dozen years. I spent many of those years as an acquiring editor for Tor/Forge; while there, I developed and ran Tor's paranormal romance imprint. I've edited fiction in all genres, as well as mainstream and literary novels. One of the things I love about being an independent editor is that I get to work with all types of people on all sorts of books, from hard science fiction to sweet romance to hardcore erotica to literary YA.
I offer a variety of editorial services, including:
- Polishing, a service specifically designed for authors who are preparing to send their manuscript out to agents or publishing houses, or who are going to be self-publishing. It includes proofreading for typos, spelling errors, punctuation errors, internal consistency problems, misused words, and grammatical errors.
- Developmental editing, which is a catchall term for line editing, stylistic editing, substantive editing, and/or critique. I go line by line through the manuscript to clarify meaning, polish language, and help the author organize both their own ideas and the structure of the complete work. I include comments throughout the manuscript or in a 3 - 5 page "editorial letter" on plot, characterization, character development, story idea, and writing style.
To discuss other services, ask any question(s), and/or for pricing and a sample edit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For several years, I wrote a series of articles about the publishing industry called "Demystifying Publishing"; click here for a list of the articles in various formats.