Write Your Story; Clean Your Story ❗️📚😎
📚 “Why don’t you add dialogue to your narrative?” I asked my new client author.
“Why? What will it do for my story? Could you explain a bit more, please? Besides, I get confused with all those marks,” she replied.
“Dialogue can bring the story and characters to life. Your descriptions are great for setting the scene, but a few lines of dialogue can provide much more information about the characters. And your reader would love to learn more about the hunky dude and his Einstein-like side-kick,” I answered.
She laughs [hysterically].
At first, formatting dialogue may seem tricky. However, you’ll find it becomes second nature with practice. There are some basic rules, and even if you can’t or won’t grasp the concept, I’m here for you.
Once you learn the formatting rules, (or better yet, I do it for you) you’ll see that they apply in many situations, and it’s only the words you change to make your writing interesting – never the formatting.
If you’re having challenges writing dialogue, allow me to share some basics with you, and let me know how I can help edit (proofread) your next best seller!
When you need to impress your reader, don’t work alone. Get in touch with this professional copy-editor and clean or critique your written baby: Patricia Ogilvie, Certified Grammarian, Dialogue Punctuation Maestro
You want someone comfortable taking on copy-editing work, has excellent communication skills, a keen ear for tone and language, and a sharp eye for detail. You are looking for a remote copy (line) editor; I would be thrilled to connect.
Please find detailed links to a formal resume and references below. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you.
“Oh, and by the way, don’t walk; run as fast as you can to grab your place for editing services here.
Now, let’s talk about your upcoming whipped magical books and content.”
“You are a genius, Patricia Ogilvie. All your help and great suggestions have been of great help to me. God bless you Patricia. I honestly wished I contacted you before now. You are a Star! I couldn’t have completed this project without you. Your expertise is very commendable and highly appreciated. When i met you , you gave my project a total twist. I will encourage many more to work with you. As a coach and best Selling author you will surely impact the World. You are loved and well appreciated.”
You are wonderful! I appreciate your help on my book and more important, on keeping my feet on the ground with loving, encouraging words when the stress was great on me. Delivering a baby is hard work — but you were like my midwife! I will remember the experience with the little smile one gets with fond memories. A million thank yous, Pat. (Ok, edit away!…LOL)
“Thank You for Literally Spelling it Out!”
“My second edition of I Can-Cer-Vive is going to print July 2 in part because of amazing support from this gal ?
She does an excellent job of coaching and editing … Thankyou so much Patricia Pysyk Ogilvie for your patience, passion & incredible knowledge… highly recommended!”
“I had the privilege of working with Patricia on my very first publication. She was a godsend! I let her know right away that I was new to book writing and I could promise her a ton of mistakes in my manuscript, but she was so sweet and informative. I never felt judged or that my work wasn’t “good enough.” I felt as if she believed in me and my story from the very beginning. I cried happy tears upon receiving her first email back to me after she edited a sample selection, her words were so encouraging and motivating and gave me confirmation as a new writer. I am looking forward to working with Patricia as I continue this series of books and well into the future. Words cannot express my gratitude for the assistance and support she has given me.”
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