How Can I Help You?
As both a screenwriter and the editor of the Future Visions anthology series, I’ve been helping writers craft their stories for over a decade. As a screenwriter, I worked in an incredibly collaborative creative group. Every idea was workshopped in a TV show style “room.” We built stories from the ground up and helped each other along the way.
What Kind of Editing Do I Do?
I primarily do “development” editing, sometimes called “content” editing. This involves taking your finished manuscript and providing both inline notes as well as a detailed breakdown of your novel with high-level suggestions for every chapter.
I generally charge around $0.012 per
Brian is the best editor I’ve ever worked with. He took a story I was uncertain about, and thanks to his insightful notes, I was able to rework it into something I genuinely loved. I’m thinking I just might have to force him to read everything I write.”Russell Nickel
A writer normally sits alone somewhere when he writes, immersed in his own visions and thoughts. When the story then sets sail like a paper boat on the rivers of the publishing world and gets accepted for publication, it then becomes a team activity between writer, editor, publisher, and sometimes others. In my years of writing, and working with editors, there is one thing I found that distinguishes a really good and/or experienced editor from a somewhat mediocre or inexperienced one. The inexperienced editors will tell you how THEY would write the story if they were the writer. The really good editor will instead help you to take the story that YOU want to write, and make it the best that it can be. Working with Brian J. Walton was that kind of collaborative effort. It was an easy-breezy, comfortable meeting of minds that resulted in my story becoming a much better version of itself.Ellen Denton
I was impressed with Brian’s editorial touch on my short story. It was light enough not to offend, direct enough to make the story better, and kind enough to keep from triggering my fight or flight responses. He knows what he’s doing.Mark Keigley
Brian J. Walton is a conscientious and consummate editor whom I had the pleasure and privilege to work with on Future Visions Anthologies: Volume 2. He has a keen eye for editing and made helpful suggestions to improve my manuscript in a constructive manner. He managed the project with clear deadlines, provided a comprehensive overview of the editorial process and gave clear instructions to the authors on how to promote the book. It made the experience much less intimidating and easy to follow through. I would not hesitate to recommend him for his editing services.Judith Baron