Dramatic Ellipsis offers words and ideas from the brain of Erin Nelsen Parekh. Services include copywriting and back cover copy for books and other media, editing for fiction and nonfiction, and freelance writing on a variety of topics.
Standard marketing copy for fiction will run from 125 to 200 words and distill the tone, characters, and setup of the novel into an exciting, attractive, and easy-to-read introduction.
Nonfiction copy will run 150-200 words and position the work's value to the reader, describe what makes it unique, and explain what the reader can expect to find inside.
I strive for clear ideas, smooth and expressive language, and absolutely correct mechanics. Levels of editing are
development of content: assistance identifying the themes, ideas, and scope of a work
structural editing: help determining how to arrange a work
review: evaluation of a manuscript for strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement
cleanup editing: heavy mechanics help
copyediting: line-by-line sentence-level edits for correctness
proofreading: finding those last imperfections before press
Works can be edited to Chicago or AP style or to a preferred alternative. Fiction is welcome; horror incurs a Nightmare Surcharge. Nonfiction concentrations include business and management, childcare, economics, energy, English language and literature, health, how-to, linguistics, military history, real estate, politics, and self-help.
Available for ghostwriting, journalism, essays, and analysis on assignment. Please contact me with information about the project for rates and relevant clips.
For all questions, please write enparekh at dramaticellipsis.com.