Polish provides luster, adds richness, and enhances beauty. It works on fingernails, shoes, furniture, even your car. Ginny Rogers specializes in polishing your writing, whether a book manuscript, a dissertation, or a business manual.
With experience in nonfiction, academic, business, and technical editing, Ginny targets word choice, style, tone, organization, flow, and development in addition to essential grammar, spelling, and punctuation. For fiction, she also addresses character motivation and growth, plot development, action, and consistency. One award-winning client noted:
If what I need is a skilled pen able to sharpen plot development while polishing the edges; to cause prose to leap off the page, gripping a reader with anticipation; and to excite imagination with blazing imagery, then I turn to Ginny Rogers. A highly talented editor and writer gifted with uncanny insight, Ginny Rogers is at the pinnacle of her craft.
Adept at grasping critical emotions and motivations as well as grammatical and technical issues, Ginny will skillfully integrate individual elements in your writing with the text’s overall flow and larger context.
Ginny’s outside perspective frees you to focus on your ideas and follow your inspiration while she takes care of the details. Targeted assistance includes:
- Honing your individual writing style.
- Examining organization, flow, and progression.
- Editing for clarity and consistency.
- Proofreading for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
- With fiction, assessing characters, their motivations, and their actions.
- Refining descriptive word choices.
- Clarifying publication goals.
- Analyzing how well the document meets those goals.
- Designing documents appropriate to both content and purpose.
- Maintaining style standards across documents.
Subjects and Genres
- Young adult
- Historical romance
- Grief therapy
- Personal relationships
- Military history
- Violence in youth
- Educational reform
- Academic achievement
- Youth development
- Anxiety and insomnia
- Cultural leadership characteristics
- User manuals
- Product specifications
“Ginny Rogers possesses the qualities of a great editor. From her own writing experience, she brings a love of words and empathy for her author. I found that she embraced and enhanced my voice, allowing me to appreciate a richer version of my own writing. While she was flexible in discovering the appropriate character response to a wide variety of scenes, she was persistent in keeping the plot moving decisively without distractions, or missteps.” P. Alesso
“A highly talented editor and writer gifted with uncanny insight, Ginny Rogers is at the pinnacle of her craft. Why turn anywhere else?”” – Andy Ceroni, Winner of the 2015 CIPA EVVY, Award for Best Action/Adventure Fiction, Winner of the 2015 Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest 2015 Book Awards
“If I require an authoritative answer to a question regarding style, usage, speech, or procedure, I turn to the definitive writing reference work, The Chicago Manual of Style. If, however, what I need is a skilled pen able to sharpen plot development while polishing the edges; to cause prose to leap off the page, gripping a reader with anticipation; and to excite imagination with blazing imagery, then I turn to Ginny Rogers. A highly talented editor and writer gifted with uncanny insight, Ginny Rogers is at the pinnacle of her craft. Why turn anywhere else?” – Andy Ceroni, author of Meridian and Snow Men, Winner of the 2015 CIPA EVVY Award for Best Action Fiction
“I want to thank you for your excellent editing work on my doctoral comprehensives and on my doctoral dissertation. I am very pleased with the work you completed for me and impressed with your superior knowledge of the APA style. Through your expertise, I passed my comprehensives on the first submission, an accomplishment unheard of at the Fielding Graduate Institute.” – Dr. Fae Garcia Bush
“My sincere appreciation to you for your wisdom, guidance and advice through the entire process of editing my manuscript. You offered many positive suggestions that helped clear the cobwebs from my writing. Your comments were invaluable, and I am eternally grateful.” – Sally Silagy, author of My Teen Angel