I am a freelance editor who specializes in fiction writing. When I was younger, I wanted to be an author. I was writing stories from the time I learned how to make words on paper mean something. As I got older, I learned the pleasure of helping someone take what they love and make it a better by ensuring that all the questions were answered, that all the rules were followed, and that the characters made sense. I enjoyed this because I get to share my time and my work with someone else.
I now have the job of my dreams. I take the wonderful thoughts, ideas, and creations that you have turned into reality and take them to a whole new level. You know, as an author, that you cannot always catch your own errors. You love your characters too much; you know the story too well. That is what I am here to help with – to make sure that everyone gets to see the story you envisioned come to life.
Now, let me help all of you out there and take your manuscript to the next level. Let me take your story and polish it into the diamond you already know it is! Remember it IS YOUR STORY – I will just make it shine!!
Cassie resides in North Alabama, is happily married, and is the mother of three small children. Reading and writing have always been such an integral part of her life, from two-finger-typing out her imagination on an old DOS program to crafting up those “fascinating” research articles in college. Today, she finds herself surrounded by everything she loves about the literary world.
She manages a review blog where she shares about all the amazing books and movies that keep coming her way. She contributes proofreading and reviews for a growing publishing company, JournalStone. As a co-host for the Blog Talk Radio show, Journal Jabber, she also gets to meet and interact with remarkable authors and other writing professionals.
Cassie began offering proofreading and copy editing services after gaining some experience early in 2011, and now Amy has graciously taken her under her wing to teach her the ropes of The Eyes for Editing and help hone her skills and build her editing career. She is looking forward to working with Amy and all you wonderful authors, helping you perfect your precious work.
Working with Cassie McCown at The Eyes for Editing has been such a pleasure. As an indie-pubbed author, one of my biggest concerns was making sure I had a professionally edited book, so the reader had no way of distinguishing mine from one traditionally