Desert Rain Editing
Write like rain on the page and let
Desert Rain Editing bring forth your blossoms
Editing is a necessity for every writer.
As a reader, typos are distracting and too many confusing passages make you put the book down. As a writer, typos and confusing passages can ruin your credibility and make you lose your readers.
You know what you meant to say, and your mind fills in the missing words and intended thoughts. Yes, it’s easy to miss your own mistakes because you’re too close to your own work.
I will check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity of thought, as well as view the whole work for consistency in tone, smooth transitions from paragraph to paragraph, and well-organized ideas, while respecting your voice and vision for your project.
Let's connect, shall we?
My name is Gleniece. I am a writer and editor with experience proofreading and editing nonfiction Christian publications.
I do light substantive editing, extensive line editing, and final proofreading.
If you write Bible studies, devotionals, memoirs, or Christian living material, and plan to self-publish your book, I would be happy to offer you my services. I also offer editing services for your blog posts, e-books, PDFs, and other online-only publications.
What kind of editor do you need?
Proofreader: If your manuscript has been copyedited already, I will be the final eyes to catch any grammatical errors that may have slipped through while checking that all headers, font size and selection, and word spacing are consistent throughout.
Proofreading rates: $.0125 per word
Copyeditor: If you have finished your first or second draft, you will need a line editor (also known as a copyeditor). I will not only zero in on the details of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting issues, but will look at the wider picture pointing out places that could cause reader confusion, inconsistencies in word choice and tone, and areas you could improve sentence structure for better clarity of thought.
Copyediting rates: $3.50–$4.75 per page.
How this works:
Send me an email, dear writer.
I would love to get to know you and your writing project.
Once we connect, you can send a sample of your work for me to edit free of charge.
I will upload it into Google Docs and use the suggestion mode for you to see what needs fixing and the reasons behind my editing decisions.
Once I understand what your project entails, I can give you a final price.
It is my sole intent to serve you to the best of my abilities.
Barring power outages, internet disruptions, sickness, or sudden family obligations, once we have an agreement, I will work tirelessly to make your project shine.
I will be your champion, partner, and friend in this exciting adventure of publication.
“I needed an editor, but I really wanted her to be a sister in Christ. The founder of FlourishWriters recommended Gleniece Lytle. She was such a pleasure to work with, professional and kind. Her suggestions never altered my intent which is one of the areas I was concerned about. She was patient with my inexperience in this process. Her fees were beyond fair. I highly recommend her.” —Lynda Sauls
“I am so grateful for Gleniece’s expert eyes on my Bible studies. She not only points out basic errors but stays faithful to the word of God. Her editing and her invaluable friendship over the years have made me a better writer and strengthened me in my walk with Christ. As long as she will help me, I plan on coming to her again and again.” —Lisa Morris
"If you are looking for an editor with heart, one that sees the story beyond word count and grammar, I highly recommend Gleniece. I belong to a writer's community called FlourishWriters and it was there my journey to find Gleniece began. I asked the hosts of FlourishWriters for editor referrals and was emailed three. The first one no response, the second responded with the transactional components of hiring them, and then there was Gleniece. She responded via email with questions. What? How refreshing!
She wanted to know what my book was about, a little history on how it came to be, and if I could send a sample chapter of my writing to determine a fair fee for editing (I am a horrible writer!). Gleniece returned the sample chapter with her corrections. This allowed dialogue about how she works and what to expect if she was a fit. (I could see if my voice stayed intact with the edits). It didn’t stop there! She also [asked] questions to help pull more details out (my book is a personal and vulnerable memoir) to help in the telling of the story. She also made suggestions on how the flow could improve, yet it was always my decision to implement, or not.
My experience was one of great comfort and confidence in her ability to bring to life a story that was hard to write. She even helped with the title because my original title, as she graciously pointed out, was disconnected. “Chasing Easy in a Life of Hard Choices” was born! I was endeared to her disposition of peaceful steadiness, because, let’s face it, writing for me was not an easy thing and I was often stressed but calmed by her patience!
I have other books in mind and will return to Desert Rain Editing for any and all of them." —Teresa Leet
Professional Editors Network
I am pleased to be a member of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network.
Every writer needs an editor
Let me help bring your project to its full bloom