Welcome to Clio Editing Services!
Thanks for stopping by my site! I’m Eliza Dee, a professional freelance editor who specializes in working with self-published authors and small presses. I pride myself on preserving the author’s voice, style and vision while ensuring clarity, consistency and correctness. I have helped to bring close to 300 titles to market, including bestsellers such as Brenna Aubrey’s Gaming the System series and Wayne Stinnett’s Jesse McDermitt series.
I work primarily with fiction (including romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, historical, mystery/thriller/crime, erotica, and young adult). I work with novels of any length, novellas, and short stories, and I also work with general non-fiction. I offer developmental editing, line editing, copyediting and proofreading (as well as packages combining the above services).
I am American, but I edit in both US English (using the Chicago Manual of Style and Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.)) and UK English (to include CAN, AUS, and NZ variants, using the New Oxford Style Manual and Oxford dictionaries).
For non-US authors, I can simply edit in UK English, enforcing UK usage, punctuation and spelling conventions. I also offer full Americanization services, or, without Americanizing, I can advise authors on usage or vocabulary choices and cultural differences that are likely to confuse US readers.
Though I specialize in fiction, I also edit some general nonfiction (business, memoir, popular history, and much more) and academic work (using APA, MLA or Chicago styles).
I hold a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in English Literature. I also studied law (University of Michigan) and library and information science (Indiana University) before becoming a full-time freelance editor.
If you’re looking for editing services for your independent book or small press, please check out the rest of my website to learn more about me and the services I offer. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch!