Welcome to Perfect Pear Editing and Proofreading where Libby M Iriks offers a range of editing services for aspiring, independent and self-publishing authors, as well as publishing houses seeking freelance editing services.

Your perfect pear

Developing a manuscript from an early draft into a story that’s polished and publishable is a bit like cultivating the perfect pear. A tree will only produce fruit if it is nurtured and tended to as it grows. Its trunk must be strong and sturdy before it can support broad and bountiful branches. Only then can fragrant flowers blossom and be pollinated to yield juicy and delicious fruit.

In the same way, a story will have the best chance of capturing and captivating its audience if it has been crafted, shaped and polished to perfection through the entire editing process. The development of your story is like the trunk of the tree; your beautiful and poetic prose, its branches; and being error-free will ensure it’s as pleasing to the eye as an exquisite flower. Only then will a manuscript become a novel worthy of publication—your perfect pear.

Whether you’re only looking for a beta read right now, or need one or all three levels of editing, Libby invites you to explore the services she offers at Perfect Pear Editing and Proofreading and welcomes the opportunity to help you prepare your manuscript for publication. Visit her contact page to get a quote today.

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Developmental Editing

Detailed analysis of theme, plot, setting, character, point of view, style and more, and an evaluation of how each element contributes to the overall development and structure of the manuscript.

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Line and Copyediting

Line by line edits of the manuscript at a paragraph, sentence and word level, focusing on the artistic elements of the writing and improving its readability.



Polishing the manuscript before publication to eliminate errors created during revision or formatting.