Freelance

I’m a versatile editor and writer with years of experience in fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. While fiction is my specialty, I enjoy pushing up my sleeves and working with many genres and formats. I’ve helped authors with a wide range of projects, including:

  • Query letters
  • Middle grade and young adult manuscripts
  • Memoir and historical manuscripts
  • Academic papers
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Social media posts
  • Personal essays

As a writing tutor for over five years and a university-level writing instructor, I cultivated skills to help writers at every stage of writing, from brainstorming to outlining, organizing to editing. Whether you need feedback on your work or just need to get started, I have the training and experience to help! I’d love to hear about your project.

I can offer feedback on big-picture concepts such as character arcs, flow, and consistency, as well as a keen eye for details such as grammar and formatting. As an author, SCBWI member, and an attendee of many publishing industry conferences, I can also offer insights into the publishing process and introduce you to many great resources.

 

Services

  • Developmental editing
    • Detailed feedback on your work that includes notes on big-picture elements of your story such as plot structure, character development, and reader engagement.
  • Copyediting
    • Line-by-line review of content, flow, and grammar
  • Proofreading
    • A review of grammar and a check for typos
  • Beta reading
    • A critical read of your work to give you feedback on the work as a whole, a professional reader’s impression of your story
  • Promotional copywriting
    • Book cover copy, social media post development, promotional brainstorming
  • Manuscript formatting
    • Polishing your manuscript to industry standards for a final shine before you send it out for submissions

 

Professional Experience

  • Master’s Degree in English
    • intensive study on the writing craft at the University of Oxford
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature
  • Member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
  • 5+ years experience in editing fiction and nonfiction editing
  • 5+ years experience in teaching and tutoring writing

 

For details and rates, please contact me at ariane.peveto[at]gmail.com.

Interested in more information about me? You can read about me, visit on LinkedIn, or read testimonials from writers I’ve worked with.