I’m an editor and writer with over 18 years of experience, and a lover of meaningful, clear, and natural communication in all forms of writing. It is my joy to help you enhance and clarify your message while preserving your unique voice.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Gonzaga University, and I enjoy reading everything from spiritual and creative nonfiction to literary fiction and historical romance, and writing poetry and narrative nonfiction.
As the Right-Hand Woman for Sarah Susanka, architect and author of the best-selling Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life, I have extensive experience editing nonfiction books, web content, blog posts, articles, newsletters, and marketing materials.
I am also a longtime student of a teacher in the art of living more consciously, and I am deeply interested in personal transformation.
I look forward to helping you take your writing to new heights.
Marie St.Hilaire, Editor
A developmental edit is a big-picture, comprehensive, in-depth assessment of the fundamentals of your manuscript, such as the structure, pacing, consistency, tone, plot, and characterization. As your developmental editor, I will read your entire manuscript and provide you with a thorough, detailed evaluation with actionable suggestions.
LINE AND STYLE
Line and style editing is editing at the paragraph level, and involves revising sentences for clarity and flow, and smoothing and correcting your writing to increase readability. It can involve moving sentences around so that your meaning is clear and your readers stay engaged. As your line and style editor, I will help elevate your writing without changing your distinctive voice.
Do you have something that doesn't seem to fit into either of these categories? Contact me with the details and I'll be happy to help with whatever you need. I can do as much or as little as you need, on a budget that works for you.