Dark Rose Publishing Company

Welcome! As an author, one of the most difficult choices you’ll need to make is determining who you will entrust with your story.

I understand!

I had the same struggles as a self-published author. My first book held a special place in my heart, and it was difficult for me to reach out to someone I didn’t know and ask them to share my vision.

I found a passion for developmental editing and proofreading through my process. I don’t ever want to change a person’s story; I want to help the writer create their best version. You are the ship’s captain, and I am here to help steer.

Background: I have educated myself in fantasy and historical fiction writing styles while also attaining a Master of Arts along with two specialized certifications in American Studies and Historical Preservation. I have a Bachelor of Arts focused on American History and my Associate of Arts focused on European Studies.

I have been fortunate to write articles for two non-profit organizations- American Red Cross and the USO- and oversee the content creation for their social media. It was my pleasure to discover and share the stories with the public.

If you think I am the right person for your developmental editing or proofreading project- don’t hesitate to contact me. To ensure that my style works for you- I will be happy to review your first chapter and give you my feedback for free.

Developmental Editing

In the book publishing process, developmental editing is a crucial step in which editors and authors come together to tackle any major issues in the manuscript—such as storyline, form, structure and characterization.

When it comes to developmental editing, the goal is to look at your work objectively and determine how it measures up to industry standards and the expectations of your target audience. After you have revised, reshaped, and finished your manuscript- it will be ready for a copy edit and proofread.

Proof-Reading

Having a proofreader review your book is the last part of the editing process. It guarantees your book will be in top condition for its final printed version (or digital publishing). The proofreader will perform a thorough double-check of everything.

I will ensure that your book is free of typos, grammar blunders, and other issues that could detract from a reader’s appreciation of your work.

Book Formatting Services

“Formatting” a book refers to designing the interior of the book. The font, indentations, scene breaks, chapter headings, illustrations like the maps you’ll see at the beginning of fantasy books, and other inside elements are all things that are handled with interior formatting. Please send message to discuss needs- each book is unique and will require different formatting techniques.