Welcoming all genres of fiction, with particular interest in fantasy (all sub-types) and romance (including erotica). I especially enjoy working with new authors.
I have decades of professional experience writing and editing in the technical world, coupled with a lifetime of avid reading in all genres. I learned fiction review and critique from writer and editor Kathleen Massey-Ferch and honed those skills over several years with a science fiction/fantasy writers’ group. I experience my greatest joy encouraging new authors to express themselves through their stories. I provide only constructive and educational feedback by giving explanations, suggestions, and asking questions that help you grow as a writer.
“I particularly appreciated [Tanya’s] developmental editing report with character feedback and guiding questions.” -Kella (Romance)
“As an editor [Tanya] pointed out several weaker areas in my novel that I hadn’t seen, reinforced the ones I had with fresh new ideas, and was able to be both professionally critical and motivational in her review of my work.” -Kimberley (Fantasy)
“[Tanya’s] details and insight are everything I have ever thought about while writing and even though [she didn’t] like some stuff, [she was] so positive about the way [she] expressed it.” -Marianne (Paranormal Erotica)
Years in the field: 20
Years freelancing: 3