I’m grateful to have lived a life that has thus far included adventures spanning all planes of human existence – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
I’ve dogsledded in Churchill during polar bear season, sipped palm wine in a remote village in Eastern Indonesia, drank chai with Naga Babas (naked saints) at the Maha Kumbh Mela, participated in sweat lodges in a Cree community in northern Ontario, and danced in the Black Rock desert. I’ve also seen Spinal Tap live in concert.
Amidst these glorious adventures, I had a realization. I was ignoring my true heart’s desire to be a full time editor and writer.
In parallel, I was witnessing the publishing industry changing rapidly, particularly the rise in self-publishing, and the need for quality editors to help burgeoning authors on their way to bestsellerdom.
Hence, beLoved words was born in November 2014.
My work is to enhance the words and style of the author, not to take over, using this quote as a guideline…
“Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, ”How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?” and avoid ”How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?” – James Thurber