Good editing is an art form. 

An effective editor will ask clarifying questions and build an intimate relationship with your text. 

I think structurally, so am able to hold the big picture in mind while I examine the details. 

I offer manuscript evaluation services and substantive editing to fiction and non-fiction writers. 

I also take on work in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Contact me directly if you’d like to discuss your project.


ER Manuscript Development Services is my professional freelance editing business, helping writers achieve excellence through dynamic collaboration. 

Together we will bring your work up to a publishable standard.

My first professional editing job was back in 1996 and since then I’ve worked steadily on a range of projects in the literary, academic, corporate and not-for-profit communities. Currently, I’m working with clients who write fiction and non-fiction and who need to polish their work before they try and sell it to a publisher.

I take on projects in the following media/genres: Literary Fiction (short and long), Commercial/Trade Fiction, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Self-Help Books, Self-Published Books, Academic (theses, essays, reports and presentations) Proposals and Evaluations, Public Relations materials, Newsletters, Magazines.

I offer manuscript consultation and evaluation, development and project editing, stylistic editing, structural and substantive editing, writing, rewriting, on-screen editing. I am interested in a wide range of subjects. What is most important to me is your passion for your chosen topic and your commitment to making it sing.

To speak with me about your project please contact me directly at eruth100 at hotmail dot com and indicate ER Manuscript Development Services in the tag line.


What others have said:
"My meeting with Elizabeth Ruth taught me more about writing, and specifically my manuscript, than I thought possible. She expressed appreciation for my writing, was clear and focussed in recommendations on improvements/options, shared techniques and thought processes from her own experience, and suggested resources. Elizabeth left me feeling that writing is something that can be fostered in the right relationship. I had just about given up, but her close reading of my work gave me an experience that has renewed my enthusiasm and confidence."

Anonymous fiction writer,
Toronto, 2011.











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