Update: I am no longer accepting new clients, as I am working full time as an Associate Editor at Corwin Press. However, I highly recommend the editors at Tough Love Edits. You can email them…
You have a story worth sharing.
Articles and Papers
Basic copy editing, assessing punctuation, syntax, and content, according to Chicago, MLA, or another style guide.
Fixing every comma splice and smoothing awkward sentences without making major content changes.
Carefully reviewing all aspects of the book, from major plot holes to the tiniest misplaced apostrophe.
A detailed critique of plot, characters, grammar, and style, giving you the tools to continue developing your story.
From My Blog
As a writer, being part of an online writing community is a great way to get practice, learn the art of critiquing, and gain a following. As a reader, writing communities are great ways to…
A southern California girl born and raised, I live in the Los Angeles area with my husband, Andrew. My love for reading began as a child: each morning my mom found me waiting on the couch with a book to read together. Since then, I have made it my life's mission to read and share wonderful stories with others. At the heart of my passion for reading is a delight in learning and discovering, which is why I also love to travel, write, sing, and play the piano. My favorite place to read is in a coffee shop, where I can enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee and the background noise creates a gentle soundtrack to the book. Above all else, I am a daughter of Christ, blessed beyond measure.About Me
Every author needs an editor.
Ariel’s work on The Mercy Seat was phenomenal. She not only pointed me toward the weaknesses in my manuscript, but also identified my strengths and coached me on how to form them. She has an excellent eye for detail as well. She is the type of editor that takes each manuscript and helps turn it into the masterpiece the writer envisioned it to be!
~Alvetta Rolle, The Mercy Seat
When Ariel reworked my proposal I felt confident that I was in excellent hands. With skill and precision she offered encouragement and tactfully made suggestions where needed. With her gifting she was able to finesse my work and help me produce something professional and clean that I was very pleased with.
~Elaini Garfield, Misselainious.com
When Ariel worked on my thesis, she not only caught many grammar mistakes and misspelled words, but drew my attention to strategies that helped me become a stronger and more concise writer. Her love of the English language combined with her fun sense of humor made the process enjoyable. Ariel is competent in her craft and a joy to work with.