Welcome, wayward traveler...
After my first novel was published, it became my goal to support authors—those with similar literary pursuits, who are thrilled by quests and morally grey villains, who are drawn to vulnerable protagonists who make them laugh and ache, and seemingly spring from the pages of a book.
With four years total of industry experience under The Parliament House Press and Crit & Pen Editorial, I'm honored to work and more importantly learn alongside self-publishing and indie authors. My specialities include Fantasy, #OwnVoices, and Historical Fiction; however I am always looking to diversify my range and would love to hear from you.
All are welcome here.
The rate for my editing services regardless of level is $.02 per word.
This is an important investment in your work, and I'm happy to offer a complimentary sample edit of the first 1,500 words of your manuscript to see if I would be a great fit for your book baby. I will provide feedback, as well as an editing level recommendation and an estimated quote.
If you're curious or have any questions (or if you're ready to jump right in), please don't hesitate to send me a message with the contact form at the bottom of this page, or at brianna(dot)sugalski(at)gmail(dot)com.
Finished drafting? Whether you intend to self-publish or go the querying route, a developmental edit is a great next step for your manuscript. This is an in-depth critique focusing on plot, pacing, and character development. I might ask questions, rewrite or reposition paragraphs to show you how something might work differently, all while maintaining the integrity of your voice. We'll explore the mechanics of your world building, assess character arcs, and discover precisely what makes your protagonists and villains tick.
If you are satisfied with your manuscript's structure, this is how we'll get it to flow. A line edit (not to be confused with copy editing) will help tighten prose, work on sentence structure/ length, and ensure you're getting your ideas across in the most effective manner. This process includes evaluating word choice, fact-checking, and clarifying any confusing language. If necessary, a line edit can also help tighten a word count, depending on your personal project goals.
Ready to publish your novel, or query it with an agent or publisher? I will professionally proofread your project, as well as provide you with a short letter with feedback and a style sheet when necessary.
I have over six years' experience proofreading academic writing, news articles, blog posts, social media captions, and short stories, but will also gladly work with emails, narrative essays, and other types of writing.
Book me for a proofread directly on Fiverr here.
“Brianna has edited two of my fantasy books and a novella, and I couldn't be happier with the insightful advice provided on story structure, characters, and setting. Her corrections and suggestions have been invaluable in the editing phases, and I think my characters especially are more complete and my world more cohesive and real after implementing her suggestions. I can tell she really cares about the success of my books, and I have loved seeing her reactions to events. Her advice is always kind, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Fantasy authors, you won't regret hiring her as a part of your editing team."