You can hire Diane’s years of writing and editing experience for yourself! In addition to writing hundreds of articles and two reference books, Diane has worked as a proofreader and editor. Whether you need line editing or copy editing (or both), Diane’s well-developed eye can help you polish your prose.
Diane also offers developmental edits (sometimes also called a general manuscript critique). As part of earning her MFA in creative writing, she has studied story structure, characterization, point of view, voice, world-building, and other narrative elements. If you want a broader picture of your manuscript—which elements are working, which can be improved—this is a good option. She is very comfortable working on speculative fiction, having covering world-building in science fiction and fantasy in her critical thesis and graduate lecture. She is a wide reader, however, and enjoys fiction and nonfiction of all types for both children and adults.
Finally, Diane is an expert in writing critical biographies—the kind of surveys of a person’s life and work that you find in reference works like Current Biography, Contemporary Authors, and Something about the Author. If you need a professionally written and researched personal biography for your website, she’ll be happy to provide examples of what she can create for you.
To contact Diane for more detailed information and rates, e-mail her at:
diane [AT] neglet [DOT] com