My name is Daniel, and I am a copy editor and self-published author. I started D. Burton Editing in August 2014 and I am passionate about helping writers be the best that they can be. Being a self-published author myself, I know how hard it can be; what if people don’t like my work? Does that sentence work there? And so on.
One of the issues facing authors is making sure that their grammar is flawless. After all, poor grammar can lead to bad reviews. The problem is because you have such a close connection with your work, you can’t always spot these grammar errors and typos. Sometimes it is only after your work is published that these errors are spotted, quite often by readers. These readers then post negative reviews and you end up in a vicious cycle. Don’t fall into that trap! Copy editors are your friends; they can improve your work and remove those errors that you might have overlooked.
I didn’t plan on going into copy editing; it just happened. For a second year university module at Coventry University, I worked as an online editor for a news blog ran by the journalism department and first year students. I looked over all the written content, making sure it was grammatically sound, as well as offering feedback on audio-visual pieces. As my placement went on, I enjoyed it more and more. From there, D. Burton Editing was born.
Writing has been a passion of mine since my teenage years. The works of the great Stephen King and young adult author Darren Shan inspired me to try my hand at novel writing, as well as my English teacher giving me some great advice. Now, at the age of 20, I have released my first novel and I’m keen to help others achieve their writing dream.
For more about what I can offer you, visit the Services and Rates page, or contact me directly. Happy Writing!
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