Editing your own work is like removing your own tonsils: possible but painful.


Morningstar Editing helps you prepare your work for publication. This may include an early-stage manuscript evaluation, comprehensive developmental editing, light or heavy copyediting, or a final proofread. Call or e-mail me and let’s talk about how I can help you with your manuscript.

Manuscript Evaluation

Manuscript evaluation is generally for an author who wants a manuscript reviewed before submitting it to publishers or before beginning the editing process. The work is reviewed and feedback is given to help improve the story, organization, overall writing mechanics, and more. Manuscript evaluations are offered for fiction and nonfiction. Learn more about my manuscript evaluation service.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is an aggressive and thorough editing of a manuscript that may include extensive rewriting or suggestions for reorganization. I provide this service to writers developing fiction novels and nonfiction books. Learn more about my developmental editing services.

 Copyediting and Proofreading

If your manuscript is close to publication, a review for spelling, consistency, or grammar errors may be all you need. Learn more about my copyediting and proofreading services.