Feather & Fang Media
For years (decades now), I’ve edited and advised fledgling and established authors rather on the down-low, taking on assignments when approached by individuals or publishing companies. My professional background is editorial (originally magazines, then blogs/websites, and boos), and I continue to love this work. The problem was: the more I wrote, worked at my church, and then went to seminary, the less time I had to devote to it!
However, as I’ve graduated (hallelujah!), I now have some space to take on more clients–and have decided to give my freelance biz a name: Feather and Fang Media. Feather and Fang is named partly after my book, Saints of Feather and Fang, but also based on the idea that a great editor helps give your project wings–and teeth.
If you are a writer (or editor or publisher) in need of some editorial guidance, I can help in a few key ways. Also, I have written and edited for both adults (fiction and non-) and children (Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Middle Grade) and am able to offer feedback and guidance in any number of genres.
Idea Development: I love a great idea. But there’s a world of difference between that first spark of an idea and a salable book. Let me help you shape your idea into something that agents or publishers will want to gobble up.
Encouragement and Developmental Editing: I approach projects with the mind of a developmental editor and the heart of an author. I know how vulnerable it feels to share your work with others—but I also know how to structure and sharpen your book to make it the best it can be. As I edit your work, I never edit simply for edits’ sake. I encourage as much as I point to ways to improve the work. As author and editor, we share the same goal—for your book to find an audience.
Story Hunting: A Twitter acquaintance recently lamented the term content creator. And while I agree it sounds vapid, sometimes folks need some content created! I prefer to look at this as story hunting. Sometimes know they need content for their websites but struggle to know what will grab people. I’ll help you find the story–and wrangle and write it.
My fees vary on the length of the work and breadth of editing needed. The project fee will be determined after an initial free phone, Zoom, or email consultation and after seeing samples of the work. My fee is based on a $100/hour rate, so it’s also possible to decide to provide feedback based on a set number of hours—rather than an entire project.
For more information, contact Caryn at email@example.com