Refiner's Fire Editing

Inspiring Excellence in Writers

Dear Author

You're a right-brain thinker. You draft in bursts of energy and inspiration, buoyed by your excitement for the characters you've created, or by the passion you feel for your project, or by the intricate world-building you've done.

You're creative, artistic, always attuned to things in the world that other people sometimes overlook. You see beauty and possibility everywhere.

A throw-away line from a passerby on the street becomes your tipping point for a new short story or work of flash fiction. A news headline gives you the element that your thriller has been missing. Something you read (and you read everything) in a library book or textbook or on the back of a cereal box jogs your memory: That's what my character needs right now.

You're an author.

And to be successful as an author, to ensure that your work is the very best it can possibly be before you send it out into the world, either on your own via self-publishing, or with help from a literary agent, or to a small publishing company or a literary magazine or a major publishing house, you need a counterpart.

You need a left-brain thinker, who can study a work in microcosmic detail, analyze where your readers could lose interest or get lost, and correct the placement of that stubborn comma. Someone who doesn't have the emotional attachment you do to your work that makes it that much harder for you to find those pesky typos and errors in syntax yourself. Someone, though, who can catch the vision of your story, your voice, your dream, and help your work to speak for itself as representative of who you are and what you do.

You need an editor.


A Message From the Editor

Greetings, and welcome!

If you need a line-by-line copyedit or a proofread for a *fiction manuscript, whether full-length or a short work, please browse the navigation tabs to find out how I can help. I offer editing and proofreading services to inspire and facilitate excellence in my clients' projects.

I've also added two NEW services for my clients' convenience. Visit the Typing Services page to find out how your data entry project can get done quickly, efficiently, and correctly.

Hello, especially, to prospective clients: please query me via the Client Intake Form with any questions you might have, or to request a complimentary sample edit of your work-in-progress, to see whether we'd make the most effective team possible for your manuscript.

For all other general questions and comments, please fill out the Contact Form.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for more information or with questions.


Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz
Freelance Editor and Proofreader

*I am also happy to consider other projects, in other genres or of other styles, on a case-by-case basis. Contact me for more information and to find out whether I can help with your project!