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Book Editing, Proofreading, Book Design,

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Publication Analysis, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Page and Book Design

Polish provides luster, adds richness, and enhances beauty. It works on fingernails, shoes, furniture, even your car. Ginny Rogers specializes in polishing your writing, whether a book manuscript, a dissertation, or a business manual.

With experience in nonfiction, academic, business, and technical editing, Ginny targets word choice, style, tone, organization, flow, and development in addition to essential grammar, spelling, and punctuation. For fiction, she also addresses character motivation and growth, plot development, action, and consistency. One award-winning client noted:

If what I need is a skilled pen able to sharpen plot development while polishing the edges; to cause prose to leap off the page, gripping a reader with anticipation; and to excite imagination with blazing imagery, then I turn to Ginny Rogers. A highly talented editor and writer gifted with uncanny insight, Ginny Rogers is at the pinnacle of her craft.

Ginny's outside perspective frees you to focus on your ideas and follow your inspiration while she takes care of the details. Targeted assistance includes:

  • Honing your individual writing style.
  • Examining organization, flow, and progression.
  • Editing for clarity and consistency.
  • Proofreading for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
  • With fiction, assessing characters, their motivations, and their actions.
  • Refining descriptive word choices.
  • Clarifying publication goals.
  • Analyzing how well the document meets those goals.
  • Designing documents appropriate to both content and purpose.
  • Maintaining style standards across documents.

Adept at grasping critical emotions and motivations as well as grammatical and technical issues, Ginny will skillfully integrate individual elements in your writing with the text's overall flow and larger context.

Snow Men by Andrew Ceroni Meridian by Andrew Ceroni The American Terrorist by R. Carl Irwin

The Bookmark by G Hardy The Fabric Of Self by John McAfee Into the Heart of Truth by John McAfee

Beyond The Siddhis by John McAfee The Secret of the Yamas by John McAfee My Teen Angel by Sally Silagy

Captain Hawkins by H. Peter Alesso Katie's Cloudy Day Out! by Toks Abuka

Awards

Meridian by Andrew Ceroni

  • CIPA EVVY 2016
    - first place for best fiction - action/adventure,
    - second place for best fiction - science fiction
  • Outskirts Press best book of 2016 award
 

Snow Men by Andrew Ceroni

  • CIPA EVVY 2015
    - first place for best fiction - action/adventure
  • Outskirts Press best book of 2015 award
  • Honorable mention in Writer's Digest 2015 book award

Feedback / Testimonials

"Ginny Rogers possesses the qualities of a great editor. From her own writing experience, she brings a love of words and empathy for her author. I found that she embraced and enhanced my voice, allowing me to appreciate a richer version of my own writing. While she was flexible in discovering the appropriate character response to a wide variety of scenes, she was persistent in keeping the plot moving decisively without distractions, or missteps." – P. Alesso

"If I require an authoritative answer to a question regarding style, usage, speech, or procedure, I turn to the definitive writing reference work, The Chicago Manual of Style. If, however, what I need is a skilled pen able to sharpen plot development while polishing the edges; to cause prose to leap off the page, gripping a reader with anticipation; and to excite imagination with blazing imagery, then I turn to Ginny Rogers. A highly talented editor and writer gifted with uncanny insight, Ginny Rogersis at the pinnacle of her craft. Why turn anywhere else?" – Andy Ceroni, author of Meridian and Snow Men, Winner of the 2015 CIPA EVVY Award for Best Action Fiction

"I want to thank you for your excellent editing work on my doctoral comprehensives and on my doctoral dissertation. I am very pleased with the work you completed for me and impressed with your superior knowledge of the APA style. Through your expertise, I passed my comprehensives on the first submission, an accomplishment unheard of at the Fielding Graduate Institute." – Dr. Fae Garcia Bush

"My sincere appreciation to you for your wisdom, guidance and advice through the entire process of editing my manuscript. You offered many positive suggestions that helped clear the cobwebs from my writing. Your comments were invaluable, and I am eternally grateful." – Sally Silagy, author of My Teen Angel