Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Girl With The Green Pen

Many of you may know one of my amazing CP's, miss Taryn Albright. She founded Teen Eyes in August 2011 to critique YA manuscripts from the perspective of a YA. Since she''ll be 20 soon, the "teen" part won't work much longer. She still loves Teen Eyes, but wants to do something bigger. So, I am pleased to introduce...


Here's what she has to say about her services:

My mission is to guide writers through the daunting task of revision. From idea development to editorial feedback to general publishing advice, I love working with stories and those who create them. As a nationally ranked swimmer, I know the value of time, so I believe in quick responses from the first email to the last.

I am not just another freelance editor. Beyond providing an experienced and thorough critique, my secondary goal is to establish a relationship with my clients. I want to support you throughout the stressful submission process and celebrate with you upon any and all good news. Writers may put pen to paper alone, but it is through a community that the book gets finished, polished, and submitted.

Why The Girl with the Green Pen? Why green?

Most edits are made with a red pen. If someone critiques your manuscript, s/he will most likely cover it with red ink, right? Not so much here. I make all my notes in green because I like to reflect the idea of moving forward. Green means go, it means new life. These are ways to think of your revisions, and this is how I like to think of the editing process.

You can find Taryn's shiny new website here. Be sure to check out the very affordable packages she has to offer. With an impressive list of agented and published clients, I highly recommend her services. Also, I am her favorite CP. Right, Taryn? Right?


Tammy Theriault said...

very cool...i'll have to consider the green pen...hmmmm i like that!

PK HREZO said...

Totally needed! She offers an awesome service. You are lucky to have her, Ilima. :) ANd I"m sure the feeling is mutual on her part.

jaybird said...

Wow- she is an amazing 20 year old, that's for sure.

Great service to provide us writers, as we are always in need of help.

Emily R. King said...

Taryn has some great ideas! She's well worth considering when searching out an editor.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Ahem. I am her favorite CP. She tells me every day. *wooden nose grows*

Congrats on your new company, Taryn!

Unknown said...

Wow now this is something I must check out!!!! I'm actually in the middle of my revisions and often feel so lost, Taryn would be a Goddess!!!!

PS - Awesome blog!

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