Developmental, Content, Line Editing
20% off all editing writing
Multiple Award-Winning Clients
13 books ghostwritten, 152 edited (nonfiction, memoirs, novels)
Services include: business editing, academic copyediting, line editing, content editing, developmental
editing, ghostwriting, copywriting, overview critiques, road map critiques, writing coach.
"I care about the quality of your manuscript as much as you do." - Charol Messenger, The Writing Doctor
Please email to me:
- Tell me about your project or book, what it is, if it is finished, what you are looking to have done.
- So that I understand the size and scope of the work needed, I need the full word count and volume of materials.
- I communicate better initially by email, so that we both have a complete understanding of the work you need and what I can do for you.
- The menu offers descriptions of each level of editing I do (academic, business, line edit, content edit, developmental edit), as well as ghostwriting.
- For small budgets, I offer critiques and coaching.
- Free advice at my blog www.WritingCoachBlog.com.
Member: CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association)
303-221-4409 Denver, CO MT
My mission: Whether writing your life story, a novel, nonfiction in any genre, a corporate project, or metaphysical spirituality, I immerse myself in your words and your vision. I help you give it life. I help you get to the heart of what you want to say, with a clarity and strength that reach out and speak for you. You have a story, a message, a purpose. You have something to say, to share, that will inspire, motivate, and lift people up. My gift is to help you illuminate your words, or give them shape for you.
Dissertation, 2013:"You rock, Charol!" Siti Razali (University of Denver, school of international studies) ~ “I was in the midst of figuring whose service I might get to copyedit my doctoral dissertation, when the Director of Student Affairs at my school recommended to me Charol Messenger as my copyeditor. That was my lucky moment, that week – aside from passing the defense. Charol is well-known among the doctoral graduates for editing their work at my school (rated top 12 in the world for International Studies in 2010). My dissertation was in raw shape when I gave it to Charol, and when I got the final work, I was in awe. For the first time, I noticed my work appears scholarly and well-written. I could not wait to submit it to my Committees and the Graduate Studies Office. Aside from doing her job professionally and diligently, she found time to getting involved in my work and showed interest in my project. I found her knowledgeable as she is familiar with the scholarly work I used as a reference in my research. In addition, Charol is very efficient and committed to meeting deadlines. I regard her as a good friend and dependable colleague to work with, even though we have never met face to face. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a professional copyeditor that can make your writing document credible.” (topic Malaysia's political system, 1000 words/hour, .5% tightened; 30th dissertation copyedited, with style edit in Turabian or APA)
MEMOIR, 1st Place 2012- Opting In! Molly Fiore: "After two years of blood, sweat, and tears creating my first manuscript, my advice to anyone embarking on this journey would be to hire Charol Messenger! ... She found my voice and chipped away the rest. What was left was amazing. My expectations were far exceeded and I am beyond thrilled with what we created together. She will be the first person I call when I finish my next book!"
MEMOIR, 4 Awards 2012 - Canal Zone Daughter: An American Childhood in Panama, Judy Haisten: "I am so glad I worked with Charol. She is smart, intuitive, insightful, and honest. She provides tough attention to detail that writer’s crave. Her comments and suggestions were invaluable to me. Charol is a true professional with whom I hope to work again on my upcoming writing projects."
NARRATIVE NONFICTION, 2012 -The Last One: An Orphaned Child Fights to Survive the Killing Fields of Cambodia, Marin R. Yann: “Charol, thank you for your amazing work...With your great talent of editing, you brought clarity to my own original voice. The quality of your work shows your strong passion in editing my book... I love your work! Also, the synopsis you wrote for me ... is powerful, catchy, and sad. But I’m loving it! I recommend you to anyone for editing their books.”
NOVELS, NONFICTION, BUSINESS, SELF-HELP - Business Silver Winner, Nonfiction Self-Help Bronze Winner, and three novels, Ocean Palmer: "...a monster talent. She’s a great teacher and I’m lucky and grateful to have her. I work with Charol because I trust her. My work is better because she insists on my very best and settles for nothing less."
DRAMATIC NOVEL, 2012 - Family & Honor, Joe N. Lester: “Thanks, Charol, for a job well done! Knowing that you only work on one project at a time was a plus. I felt confident that my novel would get the attention that it needed. I was amazed at how you were able to dissect my novel with all your red and blue lines, while keeping them easy to follow. The cuts you made were seamless. Love your attention to detail and your comments were all on point. A true professional, very organized and timely. Working with you on my next project is a must.”
TRAVEL ADVENTURE - Best-seller! Amazon 4.5 stars! - 3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World, Polly Letofsky, memoir: "Charol [gave] my manuscript a solid foundation for successful publication. Her greatest strength was reorganizing my 200 word paragraph into 100 words while also managing to make it more succinct.... Oh, thank the editorial Gods there are people like Charol who know this crap so I can just write and hand it over." |