Hi, I’m Julie. I’ve edited over 30 published books, and I’m here to help make your book launch a success. But first, let me tell you a little about myself.
For more than two years, I’ve worked as an editor and proofreader for Curiosity Quills Press, a hybrid publisher of novel-length science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Prior to that, I worked with Mindvalley, one of the biggest nonfiction personal growth publishers on the web. (I’ve also been participating in and running writing workshops for the last 15 years.)
As an editor, I’ve worked with just about every kind of writing possible, including e-books, ad copy, academic essays, news articles, short stories, genre fiction anthologies, memoirs, screenplays, novels, and blog posts. In other words, no matter what kind of project you’re working on, I can help.
When I edit your manuscript, I’ll do more than point out grammar errors and correct your punctuation.
I’ll also bring my years of professional, inside knowledge with me, giving you insight into what publishers and readers want to see in a novel. It’s simply not enough in this competitive marketplace to write your story and hope for the best. I’ll help you refine your character development, plot, and pacing so readers will find your book impossible to set down.
Oh, and there’s one last important point I want you to know before you reach out to me. I’m more than just an editor.
Like you, I’m also a writer — and I know just how important it is for an editor to preserve your unique style when working with a manuscript. My goal is never to rewrite a novel the way I think it “should” be written.
Instead, I want to work with you to make your novel shine, while maintaining your vision and voice. When I edit a manuscript, I collaborate with an author rather than simply dictating what you should correct.
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
I know that every writer, and every book, is different. That’s why I offer two different types of editorial services, so I can help writers at every stage of the creative journey.
(Interested in a manuscript critique instead? Order one here.)
I usually require a nonrefundable 50% deposit up front and the remaining 50% upon completion of an edit. However, I am able to offer financing options through PayPal Credit, or alternate payment arrangements in certain circumstances. Please contact me to discuss the details.