Adrienne Pond
Lost Art Editing

My favorite writers are mavericks who can foreshadow a dare we must offer ourselves – to be better. They risk their lives, risk losing their jobs, risk losing love or have already been risked by someone else. Their words keep us from fleeing when all a morning may offer is cold stale fear of what next could crush the only edge left on a last dream. Writers are everyone’s witnesses, reminding that last dreams can mutate and multiply into anything.

I wrote the above as an introduction to a short story I published in 2009. It is why I love reading and why I love editing. Mavericks need supporters and I am here to champion your work, cheer you on, guide you through your developmental challenges, and help you find the perfect spots for those pesky punctuation marks.

I love language and storytelling. In 2005, I began teaching English as a Second Language classes. My editing work developed quickly out of teaching and I enjoy helping students and clients hone what they want to say.

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 grew up in New Mexico and have lived in several states, as well as in Norway, Italy, and Hungary. My heart never fully left Italy and one day I hope to live there again.

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