Adrienne Pond
Lost Art Editing

Hi. I’m Adrienne and I have been editing since 2007. I’m based in Northern New Mexico and I love developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and coaching for fiction and nonfiction writers equally. I taught English as a Second Language courses for many years and always enjoy working with writers for whom English is not a first language.

My editing career developed quickly out of teaching and I’m now lucky to work with independent writers and authors, small publishers/packagers, and students.

Writers are mavericks who dare themselves and readers to be adventurers, to take chances, to better themselves through language and stories.
All writers need supporters and I am here to champion your work, cheer you on, guide you through your developmental and sentence structure challenges, and help you find the perfect spots for those pesky punctuation marks.

I am a big fan of all forms of creative storytelling—fiction and nonfiction. Digging into sentence structure, character development, pacing, world-building, dialogue, plot, point of view, and a writer’s unique voice is exciting to me. I also love helping writers use grammar and mechanics in ways that serve their stories.

I grew up in New Mexico and have lived in several states, as well as in Norway, Italy, and Hungary. 

I’m happy you found me and I look forward to talking with you about your current or next writing project!

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive
Writing Services
Academic, Book proposals and query letters, Books, Fiction, Journal, Magazine, Newsletter, Nonfiction, Web
Other Services
Author coaching, Content review, Fact-checking, Interviewing, Manuscript critique, Query, proposal, and/or submission review, Style guide creation, Transcription
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Historical, Humor/satire, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres
Academic, Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Creative nonfiction, Essay, DIY/how-to, History, Reference, Textbooks, Travel, True crime
Age Levels
Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association