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Welcome!

Welcome to MB Edits! Run by me—Molli Barnes—MB Edits is where you’ll find quality copyediting with a determined eye on making your readers happy.

Do you need a copy editor?

That’s a great question—and one a lot of independent authors struggle with. You’ve finally finished your novel. A trusted friend has read it, loved it, and given you great feedback. Your writing group partner has gone through two rounds of edits with you and deemed it ready for Lulu or maybe an agent. You’re feeling good about your story and are ready to publish it to Amazon (and not just because your mom said it’s the best thing she’s read this year).

There’s just one thing missing: one more pair of eyes to give your story polish and ensure it’s the best it can possibly be.

No matter how many people read a manuscript, mistakes slip through. I’ll catch those for you and keep them out of your published work. And if you’re looking for something a little more involved than that—a trained eye searching for plot holes or a sensitive ear listening for stilted dialogue—I can do that, too. You’ll find all of my services listed here, from proofreading to copyediting to Americanizing.

LGBT fiction?

While I’ve edited a wide range of fiction and love any story that captures my imagination and emotions, my editing passion is for stories with an LGBT theme. That could be a romance about a woman caught between her long-term boyfriend and the new woman at work who’s caught her eye, a YA novel featuring a teenager with two dads, or a story about a forty-something who’s questioning himself. Whatever the subject, I want to help you make your manuscript the best it can be before you share it with the world.

And I love to work with independent authors—having someone to trust with your copyediting is one less thing to worry about during the stressful self-publishing process.

Have a look at my services, or go ahead and request a sample edit (it’s obligation-free).

You can also connect with me on Twitter or send me a message with any questions you have.