Tanya Dennis

Tanya Dennis

Author | Editor : Living, reading, and learning in the dailies


To inquire about speaking and teaching, please email me your request, along with the event date, location, and any other applicable details.

If you are interested in editing services, keep reading.

Full-Service Editing

While many freelance editors will check your work for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation, I evaluate the whole piece. This includes (but is not limited to) all of the following where applicable:

  • Manuscript Formatting
  • Clarity to Readers
  • Story Structure
  • Fact Verification
  • Consistency (point of view, verb tenses, author voice, etc.)
  • Believability
  • Character development
  • Footnoting and Citations

My job as your editor is to make your work SHINE. It is not to put my voice or thoughts into your story. It is not to make you sound like me. It is to make YOU and YOUR STORY be the very best it can be.


INTRODUCTION RATE: For new clients and all projects under 5 pages, I offer an Introduction Rate. This includes a full-service edit of the first five pages (double spaced) with an emphasis on problem areas likely to resurface throughout the length of the project.

This Introduction fulfills two purposes: you can experience the value of my services, and we can learn if we work well together. And we’re able to do this with minimal investment.

It’s very important that writers connect with their editors. Neither of us should feel committed to a working relationship that doesn’t work. We need to be on the same page (forgive the pun) for the project to be successful.

Many major writing issues are often evident within the first few pages. Once those problem areas are identified, clients can choose if they want to self-edit for the remainder of their project or continue working with me at the per word rate.

The flat rate for this Introduction: $75.

PER WORD RATE: For returning clients and projects longer than five pages, I offer full-service editing for $0.03/word (three cents per word).

For more information, email me.

Browse published works by some clients in the Bookstore.

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