Adrienne Pond

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