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Seize the Day Edits

Spring Special!

New Clients Receive a Free Book

on Writing Craft

Editing Services
Seize the Day Edits provides copyediting services to writers. My goal is to help you polish your work and make it shine so it communicates your words to your readers in the most concise, clear, and coherent way while maintaining your unique voice. 
 
Specialties:
 
  • Fiction and Nonfiction Editing
  • Web Editing
  • Manuscript Critiques
  • Proofreading
  • Substantive and Developmental Editing
  • Ghostwriting
  • General Fiction and Nonfiction, Historical, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Medical Themes, and Memoirs
 
 
Allowing yourself free rein in the writing process is important. Then the work must carefully conform to established rules of grammar, usage, and writing craft without losing its voice, cadence, and life. An editor will use skill and experience to guide the writer, improving your work to a professional, publishable level. Whether you will self-publish or seek out a traditional publisher, a copyeditor is essential to hone and refine your work for the benefit of your readers. 
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Testimonials

"Diana Grabau has provided invaluable insights in addition to accurate copy editing for my newly released book series, Landscapes of Mercy. Her attention to detail has been impressive, and no detail is too trivial to catch her discerning eye. Errors she has spared me from perpetuating in final copy include punctuation, grammar, geographic misspellings, misquotation of adages, medical inconsistencies, and improper word usage. At any stage where my discernment of her editorial comment was in question, she provided immediate clarification. Perhaps of greatest note is that her feedback maintains the realm of being encouraging, which facilitates the final edit process considerably.

 

If any writer is searching for a positive influence prior to having their manuscript set in print, I highly recommend Diana Grabau at Seize the Day Edits. You will find accuracy without acrimony in this working relationship, a rarity for such a critical professional filter."

 

 

Cindy M. Amos, Author and Nature Writer

Landscapes of Mercy Series

ACFW Member

Author

"Diana Grabau edited my book Genesis One as a Rosetta Stone that explores the Big Bang theory and scripture. She took a technical, complex manuscript and made not only mechanical edits, but also many great improvements to enhance readability for the intended audience, even suggesting a small clarification to the title to more accurately convey the book's content. She has joined me to coauthor a historical fiction book on the life of Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and Isaac Newton, and is adding attention to detail and depth of character to my story. I would highly recommend her editing services for either fiction or nonfiction." 

 

 

Martin Bartholow, PhD

Author

"Diana edited my latest book and I am grateful for her contributions to the final product. Her accuracy was exactly what I desired in an editor. Not only did she uncover grammatical errors, she also provided useful suggestions regarding style, phrasing, and word choices.

Diana’s responsiveness was superb, despite the fact that we primarily communicated via email. She consistently made herself available to answer questions. Her turnaround time was exceptional. In fact, there was never an instance during the process when she didn’t exceed my expectations.

 

Diana’s positive and forthright demeanor makes her extremely easy to work with and as a result, I trust and value her opinion as my editor. I recommend Diana without reservation."  

Barbara Bras

She Who Knows No Fear: Another Tale of the Heart

Author

Free Consultation

A relationship with your own editor is invaluable to the success of your work. Writing is meant to be read. Your editor is part of your team and can be the bridge between what you've written in secret and what the world will read. Collaboration, brainstorming, and encouragement are vital elements to producing a good product, and this stage can be just as much fun as the raw writing process. A consultation will allow you to ask all your questions, determine whether you and your editor will work well together, and will provide a concrete framework for your writing goals. 

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Quote of the Month

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love and love what you write. The keyword is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. 

~Ray Bradbury

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Copyediting education

Certificate in Copyediting

from

UCSD Extension

The Christian Pen
Editorial Freelancers Association
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