The world of words and media connects us all. From editing books to pitching reality TV shows, it’s a lot like walking into a candy store — such wonderful delights await!
Hi, and welcome. I’m Melanie Saxton, a professional, widely published writer and editor (and certified English teacher) specializing in book editing and magazine assignments. I invite you to my Testimonials page for feedback from my clients. Check out the Published Articles tab for samples of my articles and interviews. I and my fellow collaborative writers and editors love to support emerging authors through social media and book reviews (as time permits — I’m really, really busy taking care of clients). I specialize in helping non-writers, new writers or struggling writers develop their masterpieces.
But I also pitch television shows and love the interesting people and organizations who entertain us. Got ideas? I’d like to hear them. See the Services tab to contact and hire me, and read below for a description of ways I can help elevate your writing or special project. You can also check out testimonials from authors and writers I have assisted. Also see my many clients and collaborations within the business world.
Telling your story . . .
Many emerging authors have amazing stories to share but lack a writing or editing background. That’s where I come in.
Non-writers or struggling writers . . .
Writing and editing for non-writers, struggling writers and new authors is my specialty. Many have terrific story ideas and choose to hire a professional to pen their prose. I can transcribe notes and tapes and lay out the table of contents, preface, chapters, epilogue, indices and references. Jump-starting the process and providing as little or as much assistance as needed is where I come in.
An extra set of eyes . . .
From concept to pre-launch editing, authors get that extra set of eyes. I make sure we cover the basics — misspellings, typos, grammatical errors, usage and style, tense, subject-verb agreement, hyphenation, mislabeling, awkward transitions and consistency . . . and don’t forget flow, pacing, and layout! This involves developmental editing, line editing and copy-editing. Tightening up your prose, rewriting your copy, and editing for length and completeness is also important. Pre-launch readiness is crucial. Your readers deserve a masterpiece.
I also write novels and biographies under your name and have ghost-written several books. You retain all rights. The glory is all yours — I am not referenced in any manner.
Don’t let your project stall!
Many worthy projects stall as authors struggle with literary elements such as plot lines, characterization, setting . . . or even inspiration, concept and titling. I work in all genres to make your book a reality, from conception to publication. In short, I can write your book for you.
Concepts and Developmental
From ideas for magazine articles to special projects in media and television, pitch it to me and we’ll see where it goes!
Your Online Presence and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
In addition to general editing, I can also help elevate your online footprint through SEO content writing and stand ready to help with blogs, web copy and websites, or can refer you to other professionals who do stellar work. For instance, do you need help optimizing your website? Do you want your website to rank on Google and other search engines? Contact me for assistance.
Medical and Legal
I cater to doctors and lawyers who need a solid writing assistant. My medical terminology college course work comes in handy, as well as my training as a paralegal. Your web copy, articles and blogs are in good hands.
Doesn’t it make sense to have an editor look over your work? A professional writer can help bring your manuscript to life. Contact us for help! Click the “Services” tab for details and pricing.
Melanie Saxton / 281-795-6420 / email@example.com