Professional Editing Services
I’m Melanie S. Demmer — I have 10+ years of combined experience studying the English language, editing, and literature (much of it at the graduate level) and as a freelancer working on real-world projects for individual clients or contracting with companies. I have a varied but focused genre base; I write and edit primarily nonfiction, from books to blogs! I’ve written for several corporate companies, and I frequently work as an editor with self-publishing writers. (For specific services and additional details, please see the Editing page.) My speciality niches include sustainability, holistic health, contemporary spirituality, personal narrative, pets & animals, and cultural preservation.
I have diverse background experience supporting my role as a writer and as an editor. I’m a former English teacher & academic coach trained in critical reading analysis, argument development, research. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with writers of varying levels on articulating their thoughts & ideas. I’m familiar with the marketing & sales aspect of books after working as a sales representative and as the author events coordinator at a local bookstore. I have the eye of an editor, writer, proofreader, marketer, customer service representative, and avid reader.
I also work diligently to keep myself technically relevant and savvy. Since 2017, I’ve been involved with Digital Humanities and remain dedicated to efforts toward cultural preservation. I’m proficient with WordPress, HTML, XML, and TEI encoding.
It’s my job to put my years of training to work for you and your manuscript.