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Happy Couple

Cozy Nook Editing is the cozy mystery and romance division of Horrorsmith Editing. We understand that keeping on brand is important for your novels, and we wanted to do our part with a more mainstream editing brand. 


Looking for a knowledgeable professional who consistently delivers crisp edits, values long-term author-editor relationships, and focuses on maintaining the parts of the story that make it uniquely yours? Looking for an editor who understands the preferred rapid publishing schedule of your genre and is capable of working with your deadlines? When you're ready, request a proposal. I'll show you how I can elevate your manuscript and improve your working knowledge of fiction writing. Let me worry about the sentence structure and grammar concerns while you write your next great novel!

- Lyndsey Smith, Cozy Nook Editing


Line and Copy Editing

Line and copy editing addresses awkward phrasing, syntax issues (sentence variety and structure), repetition, showing vs. telling, best word choices, passive verb elimination, suitable dialogue, clichés, anachronisms, chapter breaks, timeline consistency, pacing, and more. Minor fact checking as well as potential copyright issues are also covered. Developmental editing notes will not be extensively covered; however, the editor will bring any major developmental issues to the author’s attention via comments. 


Developmental Editing

In a developmental edit, the overall narrative arc is examined for inconsistencies, plot holes, and subplot pacing. Hook effectiveness, character development, and conclusion are evaluated. The strengths and struggles of the manuscript are defined and suggestions made for overall narrative improvement. A book map and manuscript evaluation are included with this package.

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In a proofreading service, areas addressed include subject/verb agreement, mild grammar infractions, misspellings, minor punctuation errors, and tense inconsistencies. Minor fact checking is also covered.

Though this service is included with a developmental and a line/copy edit, it can be purchased separately. 


“Working with Lyndsey has been one of the best decisions I've made as an author. You don't get what you pay for; you get more.” 

—  Katherine H. Brown, Author

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