July 2017 ReLaunch!

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Happy summer, everyone!

Rooted in Writing is celebrating its first birthday this month, and we’ve made some exciting changes to better assist you and your editorial needs! We’re editors by profession, writers by passion, and I wanted to create a business that reflects those core values in our editorial services. I’m so excited to share with you all we’ve done, and I hope the changes excite you as much as they excite me! Okay, let’s dig into it.

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First on the agenda is a change of pronouns—from “me” to “we!” A dear friend of mine and excellent editor Christi Martin has joined the Rooted in Writing team as an assistant copy editor and manuscript evaluator. We’ve known each other for several years and have spent the last six months preparing for this exciting joint endeavor. Christi has an eye for grammar and style unparalleled to many editors I know, and her passion for the structure of language is a wonderful resource that you now get to experience!

You can read more about her on the Our Team page or on her EFA profile, but to sum up how this new partnership will affect you, dear author, is as follows. I will be devoting more of my attention to content editing and coaching, while Christi handles the mechanical services. This partnership means we can edit your books faster, as Christi and I can double-up on the RIW editorial calendar. With two editors looking at your manuscript, you’ll have fresh eyes on the project to catch anything that may slip through the cracks, just like in a true publishing house. If you need a proofread after the copy edit, we’ll have the other editor do the second round of mechanical edits. I will still be providing copy edits for clients as requested, but the majority of our copy editing clients will be working with Christi.

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I’m happy to announce that we are now officially Rooted in Writing LLC. We’re here for the long haul, and as a licensed business you can expect bigger and better things from us in the future! Which brings me to the next exciting part of the launch . . .

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That’s right! We now provide services to convert your manuscript into .EPUB and .PDF files for digital and print on demand publications. We also provide a proofread during the conversion, so your file will be beautiful, mechanically perfect, and ready to go. To learn more about this new service, visit the Book Layout page or contact us to discuss your project!

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This is more of a vanity announcement than anything else, but you’ll notice our website has had a face lift! Part of the redesign’s purpose was to make our site easy to navigate and demonstrate who we are as editors. In addition to this, we’re going to spend more time working on our Resources page to provide you with helpful links, books, and eTools for your writer’s life. We’re here help you get rooted, writer.

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And that’s it! It has been such a blessing to serve all of you over the past year, and I can’t wait to help you and your next book reach its full potential!

Happy writing,