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The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
What would it feel like to have strangers praise your writing?
To unpack a box filled with hard copies of your book? To recognise the cover of your novel as you browse through your favourite online book store?
Instead of feeling like you want to hide when a friend or family member asks 'How's the writing coming along?' to have a clear answer: 'My book is available in stores right now, and I'm super happy with the way it turned out!'
Right now, you feel like your book will never get published, let alone become successful. You feel guilty for spending so much time on it, and guilty for taking breaks. Will anyone even want to read what you have to say?
You're ready to do what it takes to make your book successful and have read countless articles, books and workbooks on improving your writing, but you don't know how to use that information to edit your manuscript in a way that makes a difference.
Self-editing quickly becomes boring and frustrating, and while you know it's an important part of the process, you've accepted that it's just not fun.
Imagine how amazing it would be to:
Feel excited about your writing, even when self-editing.
Get raving reviews on Amazon from readers you've never met.
Make money from your writing.
See DMs come in from readers who loved your writing and your characters.
Notice someone recommending your book because they couldn't put it down.
Get validation for all the time and effort you've spent working on your novel.
Show your friends and family once and for all that your writing is not 'just a hobby'.
A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
- Brian Tracy
It's time for a change
Crippling self-doubt. Imposter Syndrome. Worries that no-one will want to read your writing. The fear that all the nay-sayers are secretly right and all your hard work is just a waste of time.
You are not alone in experiencing these negative thoughts, but enough is enough. Writing a book--and that includes self-editing--is not meant to be torture, no matter what the internet tells you.
How much time and energy has trying to figure it out on your own cost you? Rejections from publishers, agents and programs like Author Mentor Match or watching other writers on social media may have made you feel you're just not good enough. That your story just isn't right.
The truth is, there's nothing wrong with you and there's nothing wrong with your writing. I have seen a lot of early drafts throughout the years and while all of them needed a ton of work to become publish-ready, I have never ever come across a story that did not have potential.
The difference between writers who make it and writers who don't has nothing to do with the quality of any drafts that come before the final one.
It has everything to do with structural work.
So ask yourself this: how much more frustration are you willing to go through? How much longer are you willing to feel like hiding whenever someone asks you about your writing? How many times will you keep reading through your manuscript without even knowing what to look for?
Let me help you by providing you with the tools you need to feel happy and confident when thinking about your writing. To show your partner or mother-in-law that it can be done. Because you have what it takes, and you don't have to suffer before reaching success.
From Fanfiction to Self-Editing Strategist
Hi, I'm Elzevera. As self-editing coach, it's my mission to help fiction writers thoroughly edit their manuscript and make it publish-ready without overwhelm.
When I was 14, almost all of my free time went to writing fanfiction (Green Day and the Beatles, anyone?) and helping others improve theirs by beta reading. I loved seeing writers grow based on my feedback with every new chapter that came out.
After a while, I started working on an original fantasy story featuring talking animals--a recurring theme in my own writing. Looking for help on the internet, I came across an international writing forum where writers of all levels shared their pieces and provided critiques. That's where I really fell in love with editing, and I spent the rest of my teenage years there until I went to college to study Psychology for lack of a Creative Writing major.
About a year before graduation, I realised I really missed editing and started looking for master's degrees in language studies that didn't require a specific degree. And there it was: a master's in Editing!
As I started working with more and more clients, I discovered the vast majority of writers despise editing. After feeling sad and frustrated about this because I knew how important self-editing is to fulfil a story's full potential, I realised I was in a perfect position to help writers make the most of the self-editing stage.
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Writer
I’ve had quite a few a-ha! moments when she’s nailed the nebulous bit of something that was wrong with a story. I knew it was there, I just couldn’t figure out what it was. Now that I can see it, I can fix it—and it’s the best feeling in the world!
I have used beta readers and review-for-review services like Scribophile and OWW (Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror), but nothing has come close to helping me hone my stories as much as her feedback.
Elzevera’s been incredible friendly, helpful, and effective and I am so glad I found her!
She went above and beyond to help me improve my work, and to show me the strengths in my work and the places where I need to improve, and she showed me how to strengthen those areas. I have taken everything she has said on board and I will be referring back to it when I self-edit my writing in the future.
Elzevera is such a nice person and very friendly and approachable, and a top-class editor!! I was very impressed by her, and I would definitely work with her again! I would highly recommend her to any writer seeking a good editor, or any writer who struggles with editing.
She has shown me that editing can be enjoyable, and I really appreciate that. I look at editing with a more positive mindset now.
She has helped me in more ways than just improving my writing, she has also helped me build confidence around editing my own work. Cannot recommend enough!!!
Elzevera is easily the most attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful fiction editor I've worked with to date. I'm extremely impressed by the thoroughness of her work. Now, I'm much clearer on what needs to be done to develop my story.
Most significantly, I've learned: how to build the setting, characters, and plot through crucial details; the intricacies of showing versus telling; and the value of patience when self-editing.
Along with that, Elzevera is just a wonderful person to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their fiction writing abilities or seeking feedback on a particular story.