Acres of Ink is an independent proofreading and editing service, run by editor and writer Kim Goodacre.
Kim is a passionate lover of books and words, with over eight years’ experience of proofreading and editing prose.
She has an upper-class honours degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent and has worked as a Feature Writer and Content Editor for two fiction e-zines.
As a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, she has a keen eye for detail and a passion for crafting high quality content for her clients. Her specialism is fiction editing, with a focus on developing existing stories so they reach their full potential.
About Acres of Ink Services
On Developmental Editing:
Kim says: Developmental Editing, in essence, is about loving the art of storytelling. It is about seeing the potential of a novel as well as what is already written, and helping the author build upon the new world they have created. It isn’t just about making sure your manuscript is grammatically correct – although, of course, that is a large part of it. Developmental Editing focuses on the minutiae and the bigger picture; turning words into emotions and making every sentence pulse with life. Characters, plot, theme, structure, dialogue… everything that makes a novel work comes under the magnifying glass during a Developmental Edit, with the aim of helping every author write the best book they can.
Kim says: There’s nothing more frustrating than publishing something and then finding a mistake. Even today, there are traditionally published books that are printed with errors, whether it’s a simple typo or a glaring plot hole that wasn’t noticed until it was too late. The reason isn’t laziness nor ineptitude but human nature; authors are people and they are not infallible. At the time of publication, authors have typically written and rewritten their novel several times and it is no surprise that some things slip through the net. It is far too easy for your brain to read what you think you have written instead of what you have actually written. Casting a pair of fresh eyes over your novel can work wonders.