Welcome to Sirra's Editing World

My name is S. A. Joo, a freelance editor based in Maryland. I have over a decade of experience in editing and writing all genres in MG, YA, and Adult Fiction. My services also include flash fiction, short stories, articles, and blog posts. Nonfiction editing includes academic essays, dissertations, business documents, and legal documents as well as self-help and memoirs. (Sorry, I do not work on screenplays or poetry.) Currently, I work as a freelance editor at Green Ivy Publishing. Take an advantage of the no-obligation, 3-page, free edit. It's an efficient way to sample my work and check for compatibility. If you have any question, feel free to email me at info@sirraedits.com or sirraedits@gmail.com.

Full (Substantive) Edit

The full edit is a combination of substantive editing and copy editing. It's a two-step process that focuses on spotting structural issues within the story such as plot, pacing, voice, character development, and fact-checking. The first step provides in-depth, line-by-line markups and comments, which will guide you through your revision. After the necessary revisions are made, resubmit the final draft of the manuscript for a copy edit. Click HERE to learn more.

Copy Edit

Copy editing is also known as proofreading. It's a one-step editing, which corrects technical issues of writing such as typos, spelling, grammar, and formatting. Click HERE to learn more.

Query Letter Package

The Query Letter Package includes critique and edit for a query letter, 1-page synopsis, 2-3-page synopsis (some agencies require different lengths). Click HERE to learn more.