Hello there! 

Looks like you’ve written a book, or are almost finished writing one!


Do you know you’ve joined a select club of those rare people who follow through on their promises to themselves?

Almost everyone has a fabulous idea for a story. Some have lived in their fantasy since the time they were tiny tots. Over the years their imagination has fleshed out their stories and added thrilling blobs of color to their narratives. A narrative, alas, that only lives in their head!

Yes, they make no move to bring their world to life by clothing it in words. But you, you’ve given bones, flesh and raiment to your story.

And that is cause for celebration!

Now that the hard work of writing the book is done, we can go to the next step.

Are you looking for someone to beta-read your book and evaluate it for publishing? Do you need some help with editing your precious manuscript? Do you want someone to go over it with some Chamois leather and make it shine and glow? Or do you want someone to do all that AND help you navigate the world of publishing; someone to hold your hand and guide you until your book reaches in the hands of the readers?

You’ve come to the right place then.

I am an experienced and certified editor. I am also in love with words which gather together to make a book. Modesty aside, I think the combination of skill and passion does make me a pretty good editor.

I have edited novels, corporate communications and documents, as well as articles and blog posts. When editing novels, I take only one project on at one time. Please email me at serenely.rapt@gmail.com to book your slot for editing your novel/ book manuscript.

My editing skills are available for hire in the following professional domains:

Book/ Novel Manuscript Editing:

If you would like me to help you refine your manuscript, I can help in the following ways:

a) Beta Reading: If you have your MS ready and would like someone to read and evaluate it for publishing, I can help.

b) Copy Editing: I would correct grammar, style, repetition, word usage, and that wording is proper and precise and punctuation is appropriate and correctly placed. I would also ensure that your manuscript is jargon free and the syntax is smooth. For a minor extra charge, I will also highlight particularly inconsistent or irrelevant passages or sections that need re-writing for any reason.

c) Developmental Content Editing: Substantive or deep content editing requires evaluation of your work as a whole and correct the structure, organization, coherence, and logical consistency. Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, or expanded. Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another or deleted entirely to ensure coherence and conciseness of the text. Under this, I would not perform copy-edit functions.

d) Complete Editing: If you engage me for the complete editing of your manuscript, I would perform two rounds of editing. In the first round, I would perform a deep edit. Once all the changes in the deep edit have been incorporated, I would perform the second round of edit in which I would perform the copy-edit.

My Work Ethic

Integrity, accountability, timeliness, quality and commitment are not just words to me. I live them everyday. ‘Extra mile’ is the norm, not the exception. I don’t mislead or make tall claims. I mean what I say and say only what I mean.

For a Sample Edit

If you’d like to see a sample of my work, you can email me the first three chapters of your MS at serenely.rapt@gmail.com. I would edit 1000 word of it so you can see if I would be a good fit for your project or not.

Come on then, let us get this show on the road!