Your Work, Polished.
I'm Rebecca Coleman, editor and owner of Five Points Editorial Services. As an editor and writer with over ten years of experience in the publishing industry, it's my pleasure to help you bring your amazing project to its full potential.
How do I know it's amazing? Because I know firsthand the amount of work and talent an author pours into a project she believes in, and the amount of determination it takes to see it through--whether traditional publishing or self-publishing is her ultimate goal.
I believe in helping authors achieve those goals. Most writers have the instinct to know when their work needs a little more polish--a "second set of eyes," ideally ones that see the way agents and acquisitions editors do. A skillful editor can help smooth the rough edges so the finished project matches the author's vision.
My experience dovetails neatly with the needs of authors, particularly for fiction (including romance) and narrative nonfiction. In addition to my years of editing and critiquing experience, I've worked as a book evaluator and reviewer for a major industry review publication and a judge for some of the fiction market's most popular writing competitions. My background as an industry gatekeeper and my knowledge of the specific "red flags" authors need to avoid are an invaluable resource for my clients.
And as an author myself, I've been through every step of the process: the agent-querying stage, submission to editors, revision for publication, and, at long last, the wonderful controlled chaos of book promotion. I would love to hear more about your project and discuss how, together, we can work to achieve your goals.
Copyediting // Line/Substantive Editing // Proofreading // Fact-checking // Copywriting