A writer is, after all, only half his books. The other half is the reader,
and from the reader the writer learns.
- P. L. Travers
An editor is the vital and legitimate partner of the serious writer, objectively and competently overseeing an authorís work during the various stages of its development. Mainly Words offers thorough editorial attention to your novel, memoir, grant application, or any other piece of writing you plan to submit for publication or professional review. Most publishers recommend that writers employ the services of a professional editor before submitting a manuscript. With meticulous attention to structure, narrative flow, and detail, our experienced eyes will catch the things that you, the author, are too close to your work to see. We aim to ensure that your writing is polished, grammatically correct, and error free.
Mainly Words serves novelists and non-fiction writers, playwrights and essayists, technical, business, and grant proposal writers. We offer a full range of editing services for the new writer or the experienced author. Whether it needs light editing, judicious rewriting, or in-depth critique, Mainly Words will ensure that you present your work in its very best light.
Jennifer Caven, Maine Editor, is the proprietor and principal editor of Mainly Words. She holds degrees in journalism and English literature and has a background in consulting and technical writing.