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Crystal Sershen
Writer's Voice Editorial
310.664.6467
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Offering manuscript evaluations, substantive and developmental editing, coaching, copyediting, and proofreading.

My clients and colleagues will tell you that I have uncanny ear for the author’s voice and bring a writer’s sensibility to my work. With a healthy reverence for punctuation and grammar, it's my firm belief that the placement of a comma is something to be taken seriously. I've never met a formatting challenge I couldn’t wrangle, and I persist until a manuscript is perfect. Committed to forging a bond with my authors and dedicated to honing the writer's voice, from concept to final draft, I offer services ranging from ghost writing to developmental editing, copyediting to proofreading, and love every semicolon, hyphen, and turn of phrase along the way.


years experience: 2
rates: Line/Developmental Editing: $75/hour; Copyediting: $50/hour; Proofreading: $35/hour; Ghost writing / Coaching: phone or e-mail for a free consultation.
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Line-editing, Copy editing, Proofreading, Writing, Ghost-writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel
TRADE REFERENCES
From Alice Peck Editorial: Crystal is exceptionally smart, has an uncanny ear for author’s voice, and brings a writer’s sensibility to her work. She doesn’t shy away from a formatting challenge and persists until a manuscript is perfect. I’ve been working with her in various capacities since 2001 and she’s reliable, keen-eyed, and always a delight.
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Recent Works: How To Retrain Your Human by Jon Wall (2021); The Road to Peak Meditation Experiences by Frank Leonesio (2021); Lessons in Forgetting by Susanne Oellinger (2021); Paradise by Karen Anne Coccioli (2021); Late in Love by Karen Anne Coccioli (2021); From the Porch to the Page: A Guidebook for the Writing Life by Charlene L. Edge (2022).
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
I'm a multi-talented professional with a BFA in Cinema Studies and an MA in Classical Theatre. I have 30 years' experience in the legal administrative and healthcare contracts management fields, and a unique and varied background: • Management and Administration; • Publishing: Editing, Ghost Writing, Copyediting, Proofreading; • Audiobook Narration & Production; • Film & Television: Story Editing, Post-Production, Screenwriting, Cinematography; • Theatre: Acting, Production & Management; • Teaching & Education; • Sailing; • Martial Arts