Word for Words, LLC
Word for Words specializes in personalized editing and writing services for fiction and nonfiction writers and authors throughout the creative process.
Working With a Development Editor
Possessing a unique skill set, the development editor is a breed apart. We evaluate the varied elements of fiction and nonfiction to address those aspects of the work that are most difficult to discern and correct.
Development editors with writing experience empower writers to do what they love best — write — and to create their finest work. As a development editor (see the Bio
page), I help writers explore what works, what doesn't and why to resolve those issues. The finished project is uniquely theirs.
"I chose to work with Adele as someone who would respect and encourage my work, while offering constructive criticism. Her experience helped me move my book project forward, and without her assistance I would not be where I am in the writing process, and close to publication."
Audrey Wilkicki, Biographer
Manuscript Evaluation and Editing
Manuscript evaluations and editing are available for any stage of the work. Assessments include a complete review and analysis, and prospects for publication. Manuscript editing addresses all aspects of a project, such as the beginning, chapter organization, character development, plot, tone, voice, theme and tips for publication.
"Adele, I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your ideas, edits and contributions. You helped make this project something I am extremely excited about."
President and CEO, CoTria
Word for Words creates commissioned pieces on the arts, culture and travel. Photographs like this of Milan center and others on this site are also available.
Classes and Workshops
Innovative classes and workshops (also see the Seminars and Workshops
page) cover topics of critical interest to emerging and established writers, such as:
Crossing the Line: Blending Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Memoir
Dreamweaving: The Craft and Art of Creating Your Novel
Dreamweaving 2: The Craft and Art of Revising Your Novel
From Concept to Creation: Write and Complete Your Nonfiction Book or Memoir
Getting Down to Business: Making the Transition to Writing and Editing
Hatching a Plot: Plan and Create a Compelling Story
Imagin-E: Write and Edit for Online Markets
Quick Start Critique
Quick Start helps writers jump-start their writing projects for publication. This detailed critique focuses on the opening pages of the work, and the common and complex problems most likely to recur throughout.
"Adele, you are a marvelous editor. You respect and enhance my feelings on paper, and bring even more to the text by your choice of words and ideas."
Aurora Lopez Cancino, Memoirist