• writer • editorial consultant •
a bit about Rae
Rae Stringfield (she/her) grew up in the Tennessee Valley. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University, where she served as Fiction Editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment and taught creative writing, rhetoric and critical thinking, and special topics honors courses.
Rae is a fiction writer, an avid reader, a freelance editorial consultant, and an Assistant Fiction Editor for Newfound. She is currently at work on her first novel.
for short fiction, novellas, and novels
A content edit is appropriate for a manuscript that already has all the essential components including solid plot, round characters, and an ending. A content edit understands a manuscript’s goals and views the project as a whole to provide both big-picture and focused analysis and suggestions that support the author in realizing the manuscript’s full potential.
Line-editing focuses on style and language and is appropriate for a manuscript in its final stages. Line-editing attends to consistency in tone and point-of-view, trims redundancies, reduces unnecessary passive voice, ensures clarity of meaning, smooths transitions, and pays special attention to dialogue.