Vicki Arnott

I Help Authors Turn Their Manuscripts Into Quality Books

From substantial structural editing to the final proofread and formatting of documents for publication, I provide step-by-step guidance at the level you and your manuscript need.

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Vicki Arnott

I am Passionate About Providing Professional Pre-publishing Services For Authors

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From school teacher to author and editor helping authors bring their wonderful stories to the world. 

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My Services

I provide editing and proofreading services for authors, and formatting for manuscripts ready to publish.

Services

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FREE Copy Edit

Select a sample of up to 800 words from your manuscript and I'll copy edit it free of charge.  

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Schedule a FREE 30-Minute Discovery Call

Let's book a time to find out how I can help you complete your manuscript so that you can publish your book. 

On this FREE 30-minute discovery call we will:

  • Get clear on your goals for your manuscript.

  • Find out where you are in the process of completing your manuscript.

  • Find out what I can help you work on next so that you can complete your manuscript and publish your book. 

 

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Authors Writing a Manuscript Draft

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You need support with the development of your manuscript.

You've started writing your book, but you know it needs more work. You're not sure how to lift it to the next level. You need feedback about the characters, plot, conflict and other story elements, and help to improve the clarity, flow and effectiveness of your writing. I can identify where to focus your effort, and guide you through the process. 

 

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Authors With a Completed, Unpolished Draft

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You need an editor and a proofreader.

Your manuscript is almost ready to publish. You need a final edit and proofread to make sure that it is error-free and the language flows. I'll meticulously check your document for errors, and copy edit your sentences so that you can be confident your manuscript is professionally presented and is a pleasure to read. 

 

 

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Authors With a Manuscript Ready to Publish

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You Need Your Manuscript Formatted For Publishing.

Your manuscript is complete and ready to publish, but you don't have the skills to format it. I'll beautifully format your document ready to be published as an e-book, or to be printed as a paper book. 

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Readers of Fantasy Adventure and Science Fiction

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You want to escape into fantasy for a while. 

You're looking for a book that takes you on an adventure, with characters that you care about. You want an imaginative and magical fantasy tale or an exciting science fiction journey. A great story that offers a satisfying emotional experience. My books offer exactly that. Read and enjoy!

 

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Testimonials

What these Authors Say about Me

Author Tom  E. Moffatt
Tom E. Moffatt Author of Barking Mad
I highly recommend The Story Polisher. My manuscript had been through several edits and proofreads, and despite being quietly confident that there were no mistakes, I thought I’d get one more pair of eyes to go over it. And I’m so glad I did! The Story Polisher found four or five glaring errors that were missed by other professionals, as well as far too many inconsistencies and formatting issues. She finished the whole job within 48-hours, her communication was exceptional and the price very reasonable. I will certainly be getting all my manuscripts polished from now on.
Marj Griffiths
Marj Griffiths Author and Journalist
I recommend having your manuscript brought to life by Vicki. Her thoughtful suggestions will enhance your literary work. She is a skilled and accurate proof reader: thorough, meticulous and efficient. You'll find her to be knowledgeable, reliable, and encouraging. Her support, and contributions to the Rotorua Writers Group have been valuable, and appreciated by our members.
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Mollie Smith Author
I've had Vicki critique some of my writing. Her feedback has always been spot-on, she's caught all kinds of mistakes, and offered suggestions on pacing, tension, and character development -- and better still, she offered honest feedback in a way that left me feeling energised and ready to tackle those edits. I love working with her. I was fortunate enough to work with Vicki on formatting an anthology for a local writers group. Her professionalism in making sure that their ebook was formatted correctly was second-to-none. She offered suggestions, listened to feedback, and made sure that the manuscript shined and was free of any errors. Can't recommend her enough.

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Let's find out how I can help you complete your manuscript so you can publish your book. 

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