What to Expect

Google Review

“Shelley was an absolute miracle worker and has the patience of a saint. I just finished writing my first book to self publish. Shelley was able to clearly identify my quirky personality in my writing and was able to read my mind to fill in blank areas. She was diplomatic and professional in dealing with my poor grammar and repetitious thoughts and coached me beautifully in the process of writing, illustrating, and publishing. I do plan to hire her for future projects.” – Angela Clubb, Sept. 2019

∗∗∗∗∗  “Shelley Allen was a pleasure to work with—professional, thorough, prompt . . . and, yes, she wields a ruthless red pen! As a result of her expertise and wise counsel, I now have a book ready to be published. This was the first time I have used Shelley’s services; it most assuredly will not be the last.” – M. B., PsyD, LPC (dissertation editing for book publishing)

∗∗∗∗∗  “I have worked closely with freelancers, writers, designers, and agencies for nearly twenty years, and in my experience (sic) Shelley has proven herself to be among the best of the best. She is a rare find. … Quality? I am a writer and published author myself, and her work is thorough, engaging, grammatically correct, and exceedingly well researched. (She was required to provide detailed citations.) … Communication? Consistent, focused, and offered with quality input and suggestions. … Timeliness? She met every deadline requested of her. … Speed? Shelley completed a mammoth project in two months. … Exceptionally personable, I will continue to hire Shelley for more work in the future and enthusiastically recommend her to others.” – T. S., entrepreneur (nonfiction articles and web content)

Every piece of writing needs to be edited if it wants to create the most positive impression in the mind of the reader. An editor ensures that your writing has clarity, consistency, and cohesiveness. Editing creates fluency and fluidity of thought. Good editors eliminate every error in grammar, punctuation, and spelling, but great editors do that and so much more!

Manuscript Editing

No matter where you are in the process of writing your manuscript and no matter what your message is, I can make sure your writing is clear, concise, and correct, effectively ensuring you are better able to connect with your audiences.

I can provide you a fee when you provide the word count for your full manuscript. Documents typed in Microsoft Word will readily display the word count for you.

Copy Writing

While I have not had much experience writing copy for digital marketing campaigns (yet), I have edited some; and I have written literally thousands of other kinds of documents over the last few decades.

I have written editorials, newsletter articles, advertising copy for the bookstore that I had in Kaufman, formal and informal correspondence (both handwritten and digital), countless curriculum collateral, lesson plans, assessments, research papers, literature reviews, academic essays, and hundreds of creative writing pieces: poetry, short stories, and memoir.

Perfectionist

Everything I work on, I do to the best of my ability. Being an INTJ, I strive for excellence in everything I do. My standard is simply perfection.

INTJ is one of the sixteen MBTI personalities, which you can read about here:

MBTI Personalities 

I am dependable and hate being late anywhere so I do everything in my power to meet all deadlines; I know your time is valuable to you, so I will meet YOUR deadlines, as well.