Today we have my lovely friend from Australia, Serena Tatti, sharing about her editing services. But before we give over to Serena, just a reminder...check my sidebar for links and follow the Blog Tour of Kate Walker and Christina Hollis for MEGA GIVEAWAYS!
So over to Serena...
So over to Serena...
Thank you for inviting me to your wonderful blog and allowing me to tell everyone about my new editing business, Serena Tatti Editing Services AKA Story Editor. I have a science background but have been an avid reader of romance since I was at university. For years I talked about writing my own romance novel, but like many other people, always put it off. Years ago when our house was in the middle of extensive renovations, I was stuck here for twelve weeks. After a few days, I sat down at the new computer that I’d just won in a raffle (yes, truly!) and I started to type the story that had been running around in my head for years. Soon after I read Valerie Parv’s The Art of Writing Romance, which lead me to the Romance Writers of Australia, and in turn lead me to the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild. That’s when I started learning about the processes involved in writing a romance novel.
I have always been pedantic about spelling, grammar and punctuation, and proofread many of the grant applications and scientific papers for the Epidemiology Unit at the
, Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne when I worked there many moons ago. I have also judged competitions for the Romance Writers of Australia (and the now defunct Australian Chapter of the Romance Writers of America). After writing romance for several years, it seemed a natural progression to go into editing. Royal Melbourne Hospital
I am lucky to have made some wonderful friends in the romance writing industry both in
and overseas. For some of them I was there at the beginning of the journey whether as critique partner or friend - these include Fiona Lowe when she sold to Mills & Boon Medicals, Maxine Sullivan when she sold to Silhouette Desire (now Harlequin Desire), Nicola Marsh when she sold to Mills & Boon Sweet Romance, Charlie Kramer (Smashwords) and Margaret Tanner (The Wild Rose Press and Whiskey Creek Press). I have some lovely testimonials from all these wonderful authors up on the website, and when you go in also check out the covers for some of the books that I have edited for them. I feel quite privileged to have worked on books by such talented authors. I am currently working with a few unpublished authors that I know will one day soon join those published authors. Australia
At Story Editor, we work on projects of any size including articles, short stories, novellas, novels (any length) and theses whether scientific or legal (or ask about other subjects).
Our services include:
Proofreading - checking for spelling, punctuation, grammatical and syntax errors.
Complete editing – proofreading services, continuity, comments on content, characterisation, conflict, pacing, dialogue, emotional tension and plot.
All work is carried out in a secure and confidential environment.
Check out the website set up by my wonderful webmistress, Charlie Kramer, and contact me if you’d like a quote.
I also have a new blog. I plan to post writing-related snippets on a regular basis.
Nas, thanks again for having me as your guest and thank you for the opportunity to talk about my new venture.
Serena Tatti left a promising career in medical research to raise her family. Cliché, but true. Having always been an avid reader of romance novels, she decided to try her hand at writing one of the many stories that lived in her head. Several more followed in quick succession. Currently, she is Treasurer of the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild and Listowner of the Ozromance list for Romance Writers (formerly associated with the Australian Chapter of the Romance Writers of America). After working in the editing field for several years, Serena recently started her own editing business, Serena Tatti Editing Services. She lives in
with her dark hero and their three sons. Victoria, Australia
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