Nonfiction Editor Linda Ruggeri
The Insightful Editor

Hi! I’m Linda, and my job is to help your thoughts and words be the best they can be so your message is clear, attractive, and successfully reaches your intended audience. I am a non-fiction manuscript editor skilled in all facets of publishing: writing, developmental editing, line editing, copy-editing, with an extensive knowledge of self-publishing, book marketing, networking, and using social media as a tool to create awareness about your work.

My specialty is memoir (historical, family, medical, professional, travel, spiritual, cultural), cookbooks and the reviews of Spanish translations. My clients include first-time authors, indie authors, ghostwriters, and indie as well as traditional publishing houses. I enjoy working both on my own and with editorial teams, contributing valuable content and ideas to my client’s projects. When I’m not editing, you’ll find me out in nature (my second home) weeding my vegetable garden, taking pictures of flowers, caterpillars or landscapes and baking home-made bread.

I'm also the co-author of Networking for Freelance Editors, Networking for Writers, and Stepping Into Rural Wisconsin (memoir).

For more information about my services, areas of work, or to schedule a thirty-minute courtesy consultation, you can visit The Insightful Editor.

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Substantive
Writing Services
Books, Ghostwriting, Rewriting
Other Services
Author coaching, Content review, Copyright and CIP, Ebooks, Editorial project management, Layout, Manuscript critique, Production, Publicity and marketing, Publishing, Query, proposal, and/or submission review, Social media, Style guide creation, Translation
Spanish reviews and translations
Nonfiction Genres
Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Business, Cookbooks, DIY/how-to, History, Self-help, Textbooks, Travel
Age Levels
New adult, Adult
End Products
Books, articles.
Style Manuals
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable