Kat was warm and professional from the very start. She listened to my concerns, made her suggestions and backed up these suggestions with a sample edit. I was sold from then onward. She’s an editor who understands important things, like tone and style, and prunes with a thorough, but not ruthless hand. She does her research, and gives detailed reasons for changes. I was very fortunate to find her.
I recommend her to writers who want to see their work truly shine. She's a joy to work with.
— Natalie Payne
Inspired by passion, Element Editing Services was founded in 2011. Having worked as an editor since 2010, I spent the beginning of my career providing detailed developmental advice and editing anything I could get my hands on. I now specialise in speculative fiction, particularly fantasy and science fiction. I work incredibly hard to ensure that every client receives only the very best editing experience.
Element Editing Services takes its name from the core elements that weave together to create a brilliantly written novel.
It's important to note that the definitions of some of these edits change between countries, and even between editors.
Please ensure you read the descriptions of each type editing.
The Short of It
While you can find a wealth of knowledge across this site, I've included a quick rundown here for your convenience.
Element Editing Services manages all types of written works, from a few hundred words to a few hundred thousand.
I can edit your manuscript to your market of choice – from Australia and the United Kingdom to America and Canada.
I specialise in Speculative Fiction with advanced knowledge of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Speculative Fiction encompasses the following genres:
Utopian and Dystopian
Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Bachelor of Professional Writing and Editing
Post-graduate Diploma of Secondary Education
Services can be tailored to the specific needs of your manuscript, or your personal requests. Generally, I offer Line Editing, Developmental Editing (Content/Substantive), and Critiques. I can also provide copyediting, structural only edits, and proofreading. You can find out more here.
Very soon, I will also be offering Professional Beta Reading, so stay tuned!
“A time long ago, when the Moon and Sun were friends and shared the same sky, a strange man wandered down and even stranger path.”
In this folkloric tale, a man known only as the Stranger finds his way to another world and embarks on a journey to take back what he has lost. Watched with growing interest by ancient celestial beings, he faces a different challenge at every turn and each one more tempting than the last. Can he resist the temptations, or will the Four Winds sway his heart with bribes
cloaked as gifts?
This is a world of shadow and light, where the winds follow no particular direction and where even time has a will of its own.
Deeply rooted in dark, traditional storytelling and enriched with stunning olde worlde illustrations by Adam Oehlers, A Stranger’s Tale introduces familiar characters in an unfamiliar world. Rich in imagery and a nostalgic charm, Nataša Xerri brings a fresh new voice to age-old themes, as she
weaves a story that has readers of all ages spellbound from beginning to end.
Buy A Stranger's Tale HERE.
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