I’ve recommended the TEEN EYES editorial service to several people over the past few months, and as one of Taryn Albright’s lucky clients, I’m thrilled to pass on her exciting news that she’s just launched a new venture, The Girl with the Green Pen!
A little more about what she offers:
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.
To chime in again as a Teen Eyes client, I can’t recommend Taryn enough. Not only is she spot-on and detailed with her feedback, but she’s as dedicated as she is savvy. I love having her as a cheerleader in my corner. And she’s not kidding about the speed of her responses, either!
A little more about The Girl with the Green Pen:
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.
But why are you leaving Teen Eyes?
I founded Teen Eyes in August 2011 to critique your YA manuscript from the perspective of a YA. Since then, I’ve expanded my interest in editing. Plus I’ll be 20 soon, so the “teen” part won’t work much longer. I still love Teen Eyes, but I wanted to do something bigger.
I’m currently your client / have been your client in the past. What does this mean for me?
I hope nothing! I will continue to give the notes you have come to expect. This is only a change in scenery, really, and I hope you’ll be excited as I am about my growth in this area.