Writer, Editor, Designer
I’ve been writing professionally for the past 12 years, and I want to help others with a passion for the written word do the same! I work with authors in three different ways:
As a professional writer, I know the struggle of trying to break into print firsthand. That’s why I’ve collected a free library of writing resources to help all aspiring writers reach their full potential. Whether you need help finding inspiration, you’d like to try a few exercises to hone your skills, or you want to learn how others have broken through, you’ll find what you’re looking for on my blog.
I work with authors to help them prepare their manuscripts for submission to publishers or for self-publishing. As an editor, I identify problematic plot points, help develop characters, and check manuscripts for errors in grammar, punctuation, and formatting. So far, I’ve edited or proofread over 30 novels for publication. Since 2014, I’ve been a copyeditor with Curiosity Quills Press.
I’m not only a professional writer – I’m also a visual artist and designer and I love creating covers and graphics for my own projects. Nothing makes me sadder than seeing self-published books with terrible covers, so in 2016 I decided to start offering my design services to writers getting ready to sell their books online. You can check out my available book cover designs here.
Here's what a few of them have to say:
I have been a language arts teacher and professional writer for 22 years. It's extremely rare and quite humbling when I come across a student who knows the English language far better than I do. When someone half my age can edit my own stories and articles like an old pro, catching errors I never would have seen, in both content and mechanics. Julie Rodriguez is that special person. I have trusted her with the most important documents of my career and she's never let me down.Miriam Darnell
I enlisted Julie's help in editing a 110,000 word speculative fiction novel. Not only was she prompt and very professional, her edits really helped to polish a rough slab of fiction into a publishable piece. What's great about Julie is her ability to see far into a novel and really strengthen the architecture of the story. Her overall editing was fantastic, but her line-edits also clarified my prose, allowing for a tight story line to shine through. Her keen eye reconstructed many an awkward phrase and created a flow that other editors can't seem to accomplish.M.K. Sauer
Julie Rodriguez was no less than instrumental in bringing my first book to life. Not only is she easy to work with and quick to boot, she does a good job of actually understanding your work and tailoring her editing style to what you need, rather than forcing it into some preconceived notion of what's expected. She's all about making your work into its highest and most idealized self. She's fair and honest and will come down with the might (metaphorical) pen to make corrections if your work needs it.Jesse Baruffi