Kimberly Davis – Editor

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Kimberly Davis holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a BA from Columbia College-Chicago in Arts and Entertainment Media Management. She spent five years on the editorial staff of Texas Review Press, with two of those as acting director. She filled a number of roles at TRP including layout, cover design, editing, and acquisitions. In addition, Kim has been designing websites for 20 years. 
Kim’s first book, The Yachtie Bible was published by Booklocker in 2002.

Testimonials

1. I’m happy to recommend [Kim Davis] as an editor/publisher, as I had an excellent experience all around working with [her] on the creation and promotion of my book, The Mad Farmer’s Wife.—Rita Quillen
2. Kim Davis shepherded not one, but three, of my poetry collections into publication while at Texas Review Press; without doubt, she is one of the most caring, insightful and hands-on editors it has been my pleasure to work with, and I am forever grateful to her.—George Drew (Pastoral Habits, Down and Dirty, and The View from Jackass Hill.)
3. GREAT EDITOR. NONE BETTER. WE STILL COMMUNICATE NOW AND THEN.—DC Berry, (Yes, Cancer French Kisses)

Editorial services

Assessment
(Prices start at $250 per ms.)
  • A read-through of the work, also known as a “cold read.” An anonymous reader offers commentary about what’s working and what’s not. The author receives a written report that gives the following:
  • A synopsis: The reader’s understanding of what the work is about—probably the most useful part of the report, since it lets the author know whether the story they wanted to tell came across to the reader or not.
  • What is working—with examples.
  • What is not working—with examples and/or suggestions.
  • Recommendation: publish as is, publish with minor edits, publish with major edits, and do not publish.

Developmental/Substantive Editing, which addresses the following:
 (Billed hourly at $65/hour)
  • Structural issues (reorganizing, cutting, expanding)
  • Plot flow
  • Sequencing
  • Pacing
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue, scene, and character development
  • Narrative and character arcs
  • Transitions
  • Any other big-picture questions an author has about whether his or her book “works” as is.

Copyediting/Line Editing, which addresses the following:
(Billed by the page at $4 per page—12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced with 1” margins)
  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax
  • Minor language repetition
  • Spelling

Proofreading, which addresses the following:

(Billed by the page at $2 per page—12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced with 1” margins)

  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged
  • Punctuation and grammatical errors remaining or introduced after copyedit is complete
  • Formatting errors/inconsistencies
  • Spelling

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