Stories that Take You Places
A fantastic first book. I cherished the way the characters were produced and the pressure manufactured consistently all through the book. It was fascinating and I love it...It was an awesome utilization of an interesting setting and circumstance. This really draws the reader in from the first page.
on CLOSING THE GAP
Started the book at 12am and finished at 3am. And yet, as easy a read as it was, I found my mind referencing other, deeper material that I'd read before. It is evident that she has a firm grasp on a culture which is so foreign to most of her readership. She takes you firmly by the hand and leads you to the dark continent... I'd love to see their parts played out more fully in a second book.
This is a great book! ...Love, acceptance, education and persistence. Patty imbues her main character, Cindi, with these characteristics as she learns how to share Christ's love. All of Patty's books have lessons to be learned about people and their life-changing events.
on HOME FIRES
on SAVING SORROW
I, like every fiction writer I know, am a student of human nature. We watch people, observing and guaging their reactions and struggles.
I am also a traveler. By boat, car, train, plane, by foot, or even hot air balloon, I love to go new places, taste new foods, and meet new people.
My earliest and most frequent travels, though, have happened while curled up with a good book. Give me a compelling character in an intriguing situation and I am all in.
My hope and prayer is that I can tranport you into my stories to smell and taste and understand the world and its people.
My rate for editing is $35 per hour. The same rate applies no matter what type of editing I am doing for you. High level edits take more time per page than copyediting, which takes more time than proofreading.
Before you commit to me as an editor, you might want to give my services a spin. I will do a five-page complimentary edit to give both of us an idea of whether we are a good fit for each other.
Just contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page to set up your free sample edit.
In a high level edit of your manuscript, I am looking at the big picture. I look at plot, character development, pacing, and voice and make suggestions to you about how to make your book work as a whole. I make changes and suggestions using the "Track Changes" feature of Word.
Content/High Level Edit
The copy editing phase is a fine-tuning process. This type of edit takes place after your manuscript is already in pretty good shape. During the copy edit, I check your spelling and punctuation, work on consistency, and make changes in formatting.
This is the last stage of edits before your book is ready to go. When I proofread, I read through your manuscript and correct any spelling, grammar, and formatting issues.
Patty has done two full storyline edits for me – The Sticky Buns Challenge and Heaven Sent. She catches things that no one else has. Plus she has insight into the characters that at times I don't see. I am very happy with her work and consider her “My Editor.” She’s truly helped to bring out the emotion in my work.
When Patty suggests a word choice or tweaks my sentence structure, my writing becomes smoother, stronger, and more precise. She helps me say what I intended to say.
As an aspiring author, not yet published except for small market newspaper editorials, Patricia Slack’s timely responsiveness helped me greatly. By quickly turning around my draft essays, she pointed out grammatical issues as well as gave me feedback on content and structure to consider as I continued rewriting and fleshing out my raw ideas.