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Something about Mary

Mary Harris had a magical childhood in England and Germany, then she and her family returned to Wisconsin.

A graduate of University of Wisconsin/Madison and of Mallinckrodt College, Chicago, Illinois, she now lives in Chicago with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

maryMary is also a freelance writer in fiction and non-fiction, and a screenwriter. Her main mantra is, “It’s all about the story.” Presently, she is Co-Executive Editor for Hidden Thoughts Press; Senior Editor, Noble Romance LLC; editor, Curiosity Quills Press; Editor, Scribe Publicity; and Head of Development for Sunset Pictures, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

She is also a passionate believer in the Oxford comma, but allows nothing to interrupt the flow of the story.

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Edits Include

Proofing for typos and grammatical needs
Word coaching as needed
Character arc and timeline consistency
Line or copy editing: grammar, syntax, flow, and logical statements; consistency of details such as place spelling, character’s eye color, etc.
Developmental editing: Character and plot developments are logical within the author’s world; writing is clear and concise; no loose ends; all or almost all questions developed throughout the book and answered in the conclusion
All editing done with Track Changes notes on a PC or a Mac
Email and/or phone calls with author to discuss and clarify edits (up to 2 hours)
Incorporation of author’s changes/clarifications/rewrites into the ms. in a clear manner
Final polish and Spellcheck




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Free Preview and Advice!

“I would urge each author to send me the ms. first. I can take a quick look, then tell them what they need to do to “clean” it up, so that they end up paying a lower price.”

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