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, self-publishing, or academic accomplishment 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, acquisitions editors, or journal 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, narrative nonfiction, and work in the humanities. 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.
Working with Rebecca was amazing! I was relieved to have found an editor who allowed my voice to be heard and kept my book authentic. We communicated A LOT and she was always very quick to respond to my messages and provided a ton of support and guidance. I didn't know what to expect as a first time author, but I am so happy to have worked with Rebecca!
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