“Word polisher” aptly describes what I’ve been doing professionally for nearly 18 years. I started writing for print and online venues, publishing thousands of magazine features and digital content on art/fine crafts, emotional health, business, humor, and popular culture. Starting out in the arts sector, I covered the fine crafts industry and was a senior columnist for The Crafts Report magazine, in addition to stints as a gallery owner and successful fiber artist.
People are often surprised by my insanely diverse background as a corporate advertising/marketing maven/graphic designer, hair salon receptionist (hey – customer service!), and former psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor. But truly, all of the above inform my writing and editing work.
I feel like I found my niche nearly eight years ago when I edited my first clients’ book (three co-authors!). I have since worked with many authors to polish their product in a variety of genres. A good portion of my work involves coaching authors. Partnering with authors to help them navigate the solitary, and often scary, process of writing a book is the most challenging and rewarding work I’ve done.
Looking for a professional, thorough editor who’s easy to work with? You’ll do no better than Nancy LaFever. I feel completely confident partnering with her company, Editorchick.com, as part of our publishing processes at Braughler Books. She brings valuable insights and editorial expertise to each project, and her candid nature is quite refreshing.David Braughler, President, Braughler Books LLC