A free, no-obligation sample edit of 5 pages of your manuscript.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

I have worked with Dori Harrell on many occasions, and she is one of the most detail-oriented editors I have ever known. She really knows her stuff! She is fast, thorough, professional, and a pure joy to work with. If you are looking for someone who can make your manuscript shine to the fullest potential, Dori is definitely your gal! —Gemma Halliday, New York Times best-selling author, and owner of Gemma Halliday Publishing

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Worst Detective Ever
Worst Detective Ever

As an author of more than fifty books who’s been traditionally and indie published, I’ve worked with a lot of editors. Dori is one of my favorites! She's a total professional and has a sharp eye for detail. She also adds bits of encouragement throughout her edits, which helps this creative soul feel more confident after Dori has scoured my manuscript for errors. Highly recommended! —Christy Barritt, Publishers Weekly best-selling author

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Karrilee Aggett
Karrilee Aggett

I was hesitant to share my heart and vision with my first children's book. Dori's editing support helped me fine-tune what I really wanted to say and gave me the confidence to move forward with my publishing goals. —Karilee Aggett, author Abiding Love blog "Butterfly Prayers"

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Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

I have worked with Dori Harrell on many occasions, and she is one of the most detail-oriented editors I have ever known. She really knows her stuff! She is fast, thorough, professional, and a pure joy to work with. If you are looking for someone who can make your manuscript shine to the fullest potential, Dori is definitely your gal! —Gemma Halliday, New York Times best-selling author, and owner of Gemma Halliday Publishing

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Dori writes and edits full time, and as an editor she releases over 25 books per year. Dori enjoys working with publishers and indie authors. She serves as managing editor of Redemption Press and also edits for Kregel Publications and Gemma Halliday Publishing. A multiple-award-winning writer, Dori indie published her debut novel in 2017 and has published more than 1,000 articles in newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Breakout Editing freelalnce editor Dori Harrell

 

Content editing refers to the big picture, a comprehensive overview of plot, characters, pacing, POV, structure, voice, and theme. Read more.

Copyediting fine-tunes a manuscript and prepares it for publication. It covers style, syntax, verb choices, grammar, spelling, punctuation and format, among others. Read more.

Breakout Editing Services

Proofreading follows copyediting and is the polish before publishing. It corrects grammar, spelling, punctuation, numbers, hyphenation and dashes. Read more.

Editorial Mission

To break through publishing barriers by providing high-quality, deadline-oriented editing that gives writers a competitive edge.

Nonfiction content editing focuses on the author's theme, message, goals, structure and format. Read more.

The clock ticking? Professional, quality editing on a tight deadline—all in a day's work for a former journalist! Fast turnaround on blogs, websites, articles and novellas. Read more.

Freelance Editor Dori Harrell
Editing Testimonials
Fiction
Nonfiction

Nonfiction copyediting targets the technical aspects of a manuscript—sentence structure, syntax, spelling, grammar and punctuation, among others. Read more.

Proofreading is the final stage and picks up all the leftover pesky, technical matters in regard to spelling, punctuation, grammar, numbers and dashes. Read more.

Documents Breakout Edits
  • novels and novellas in multiple genres (no erotica)

  • children's, middle grade, and YA books

  • nonfiction, self-help, memoirs

  • blogs, website content

  • submissions to agents and publishers

  • pamphlets, newsletters, brochures

  • articles, essays

  • short stories

Select Titles of Recent Breakout Projects
Free Blurb Editing

Book a Copyediting, Content Editing or Proofreading package and Dori will edit your book blurb (or blurbs) as a courtesy. With content edits, she also provides courtesy edits for your book synopsis and your query to agents or publishers (if you're trying to publish traditionally).