Dot and Dash

Expert Author Services for Women

DOT AND DASH SERVICES

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BOOK EDITING

We offer a range of manuscript-editing packages so you can get the exact type and level of copy editing you want. Our specialties are women's fiction, romance, young adult, and business nonfiction, but we have edited just about every genre and subgenre you can imagine. Plus, we offer a free sample edit so you can get a feel for our editing style.

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BETA READING

Beta Reading takes a big-picture view of your manuscript and focuses on analyzing the major factors, such as plot, characters, setting, and dialogue. At the end, your Beta Reader will give you your personalized Beta Reader Report with their feedback and findings. This is a good opportunity to get quality, actionable advice earlier in the writing process.

AUTHOR COACHING

With author coaching (also known as "book coaching" and "writing coaching"), we help writers through all phases of book writing. With a mix of worksheets and one-on-one education, we'll help you plan your novel and start chapter one. Then when there are any writer's blocks or need for accountability help, we'll be there. 

SOCIAL MEDIA & AUTHOR PLATFORM 

To attract an audience, it's vital authors make sure they are providing the best information in the best way. We review author websites, Amazon author pages, and social media profiles. Then we create a report with action steps you can take right away to leverage your online presence and get you and your book in front of readers and in their feeds. We can also edit your social media posts to ensure they are free of errors and typos. 

SPEAKING & TRAINING

Are you looking for a speaker, panelist, or workshop presenter for your conference, class, or writing group? We speak about writing, the writing life, book editing, publishing, and social media, and we're eager to discuss how we can help your group. 

 
 

Who we are: Dot and Dash is a group of experienced, women publishing professionals with a desire to help other women and nonbinary folks get their voices heard and their books read. We hold certificates in editing and social media, are published writers, and know what we're doing, so you can trust us with your book baby. We're based in the United States and Canada and can edit in both American English and Canadian English.

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What you can expect: At Dot and Dash, compassion, kindness, and connection are our core values, right along with precision and accuracy. You'll get high-quality work, and we'll treat you with respect. Don't worry—we won't make you feel bad if you use a semicolon wrong. Plus, we'll be there, keeping you updated and answering your questions all along the way and well beyond, because we care about the women who work with us. We'll do our best work possible so you can get your best book possible.

Testimonials:  Take a look at what our clients are saying about us.

I always joke that Erin Servais of Dot and Dash was the best thing I ever found on Twitter! As a USA Today best-selling author and a former book editor for New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling authors, let's just say I am *super* picky about who edits my own books. But Erin is hands down the only editor I've found who knows her craft so precisely, but also understands and respects the writer's unique voice without losing it along the way. Erin is easy to work with, has an amazing gift, and is worth every single penny. 

—C. M. Albert

Erin worked with me to edit my third Covert Passions book: Before the Fall. She'll be getting books 4 & 5 when they're done because the experience was wonderful. Not only was her work punctual and professional, but she contributed to the process with suggestions and positive feedback. Critical input was delivered with blunt but kind precision.

—Becky Flade

Erin did an edit of my YA novel and provided excellent feedback. Her explanations were clear about both the things that were working and the things that were not, and she gave constructive comments about how passages could be better. On top of all that, she is a consummate professional with regard to deadlines and communication. I will definitely use her again.

—Jay Montville

Erin is not only an inspiring, encouraging, and badass woman, she is also an incredible editor who was extremely thorough and in depth. She noticed things I would have never seen and her report blew my mind. She turned my mess into a masterpiece. She is truly one of a kind!

—Alisha Perkins

Erin is the editor authors dream to meet but seldom do. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and intuitive. Her gifted ability to polish our language and punctuation is like adding jewelry to that little black dress. Her professional touch naturally makes the written word sparkle.

—Jo Ann Glim

About our founder: 

Erin Servais started her career as a writer before breaking into the book-editing world twelve years ago. In 2016, she started Dot and Dash, LLC, and developed focuses in editing women's fiction, romance, young adult, and business nonfiction manuscripts. She has worked since then to add more services to help her clients. And now she is happy that Brenna Davies and Jacquelynn Lyon have joined the team to add their specialties of proofreading and beta reading to Dot and Dash's service list. Learn more about the team.

 

We help women writers through positive-minded and collaborative author services so they can meet their publishing dreams. 

—Erin Servais

Founder, Dot and Dash, LLC

 
 

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