Christine Parker

Chickadee Revisions

You’ve done the fun part: writing a steamy, squee-worthy story! That’s a huge accomplishment! Now you deserve to kick back and relax while someone else panics about whipping your words into shape for your agent, publisher, or self-publishing platform of choice.

I specialize in working with indie romance authors who need help making their awesome stories even more awesome. Editing is stressful. I’ll lose sleep so you don’t have to.

Why You Need a Professional Editor

♥ What I Can Do For You ♥

I offer four editing services for romance writers:

Manuscript Evaluations
Manuscript evaluation addresses “big picture” issues like plot and character development. I’ll provide feedback in the form of a written narrative report.

Developmental Editing
A developmental edit includes manuscript evaluation, plus I’ll make additional comments and more detailed suggestions in the margins of your draft.

Stylistic Editing
Stylistic editing is my favorite! I’ll address issues on the paragraph and sentence level, and you’ll get detailed feedback on word choice, sentence structure, figurative language, imagery, and more.

I’ll help you fine-tune your words by cleaning up errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar and revising the text for clarity and readability while preserving your unique authorial voice.

Find more info about my services (including detailed descriptions and rates) on my website, or email me for a quote.

♥ Romance Specialist ♥

As a romance reader, writer, and editor, I eat, sleep, and breathe romance. That’s why I specialize in helping romance writers tidy up their steamy stories. Learn more about it here.

♥ What My Clients Say ♥

Here’s some nice stuff my clients have said about how I’ve helped them and what it’s like to work with me: Testimonials

♥ Why I’m Qualified ♥

Industry Education
Editing Certificate Program (University of Chicago Graham School, completed May 2019)
Course: Advanced Manuscript Editing (completed May 2019)
Course: Editing Electronically (completed March 2019)
Course: Developmental Editing of Fiction (completed December 2018)
Course: Intermediate Manuscript Editing (completed September 2018)
Course: Basic Manuscript Editing (completed June 2018)
Course: Introduction to Developmental Editing (completed March 2018)
Developmental Editing of Fiction Intermediate (Online Course, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2019)
Copyediting Beginning (Online Course, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2017)
Copyediting Intermediate (Online Course, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2017)
Basics of Editing and Proofreading (Webinar, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Summa Cum Laude (Cleveland State University, 2016)

Associations and Memberships
Editorial Freelancers Association (Active Member since 2018)
Romance Writers of America (Associate Member since 2018)

If you’d like to get a feel for my style and capabilities before taking the plunge, email me at I’d love to chat with you about your project!

I’m so excited to help you turn your story into the book of your dreams!


Willowick, OH


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Years in the field: 3
Years freelancing: 2


Christine Parker