FAQ

Why Get an Editor?

An editor is more than a fresh set of eyes. They are a set of glasses that will pick up little blemishes or bigger bugs. A friendly presence, a colleague; authoritative but not authoritarian.
Why Choose This Editor?
I have been editing for the past four years, and come with a PhD in a literary field, the experience of a former program director for a language program, and a fellow writer, published and reasonably well receive. Academics, poets, and fiction authors hire me. Independent presses hire me.
Will You Tear My Work Apart?
Many editors comment mostly on negative aspects of the draft. I practice honest, specific, and compassionate assessment. I also believe in incremental improvement to literary works over time. That means that I often work with authors over time on several drafts. Most of them find that significant improvements occur in that process.
Do You Work with People Like Me?
It depends! Are you an academic in the humanities? I work with you. Check out what we can do together here. A poet, fiction writer, or kidlit author? Yes; and find out more here. Other fields? Contact me at olga@olgalivshin.com or by phone at (484) 380-5445‬,  and I may be able to refer you to an awesome colleague.

We are a mother / daughter author team writing our first children’s book. Olga helped navigate the process. She was such a big help in the development of ideas and helping us see the vision of our book more clearly.

— Bizette Gailewicz and Maria Love

I'm so happy Olga edited the Russian dialogue in my YA novel. What a difference her changes made. Now, I have real Russian spoken in the story! Thank you, Olga!

— JoAnne Keltner

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