Im sure you’re wondering who I am and why you should hire me to work on your project. The short answer: I’m good, I’m easy to work with, and I’m affordable. You’d probably like a little more information than that, though…
My name is Anne Victory. The business name of “Victory Editing” isn’t just a gimmick or a catchy phrase – I came by it honestly 🙂
So how did I decide on editing as a career choice? That’s easy. I’ve been an avid reader of an eclectic mix of genres since I was about five. I read thrillers, mysteries, some horror, true crime, science fiction, and of course, my great loves: romance and fantasy. I’ve always been a stickler for grammar, and it seems that every job I’ve ever had I’ve been “volunteered” (or volun-told) to either write or proofread everything from menus to game manuals to advertising copy. I enjoy reading, and I enjoy polishing the written word. Common wisdom says do what you love and you’ll live a long and happy life, so it seemed like a fairly easy decision to work with authors.
In December of 2010 I started offering authors a “final pass” proofreading service. Monique Martin jokingly called it “Oops Detection℠” and the name stuck. Oops Detection was an instant hit, and over time I had requests for manuscript-level services as well. To meet that need, I expanded my services to offer both manuscript editing and after-formatting proofreading. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I hope you enjoyed visiting with me, and I look forward to working with you in the future!