Dot and Dash
Expert Author Services for Women
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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