Songbird Editing

Hello lovely readers! I’m finally at a point in this project where I can make this announcement!

I have started a freelance editing business! It’s called Songbird Editing, which is a play on my new last name (I got married in July to my wonderful husband Mike) and I also just think it’s adorable.

Editing is something I have wanted to get in to for a long time, but never found the appropriate avenue. Right out of college it seemed an impossible industry to break into, so I taught English in China for a few years, before settling back in Michigan working administrative jobs. While I have learned a lot about the corporate world (and how to run a business), assistant-ing is not my passion. But writing, reading, and storytelling has always been.

I am a natural born critic (when I was 12 I would critique the rom-coms my friends and I watched, much to their chagrin) so it was simple to create a book blog because I was already doing that for fun. I also have a BA in English Literature, was an editor for multiple literary magazines, worked for my campus’s writing center, and have done my fair share of beta reading for published authors. This seemed the next appropriate step.

I am so thankful to have had a few clients now (while still working full time) and I have never been so excited for work as when I am editing!

Thank you all for coming on this journey with me and don’t hesitate to let me know if you or a friend needs copyediting, proofreading, or content editing done for a novel, article, blog, or anything else word related.

I created a tab on this blog dedicated to all things Songbird Editing related. You can also check out and like my Facebook page too!

A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl

a school for brides

A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl
Genre: Historical Fiction
4 stars

If there was a book written with my exact brand of whimsy in mind, it was A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl. Regency era women looking for husbands in a location with no men? Heavy handed allusions to Jane Austen? Convenient plot devices to throw men into the girls’s paths? Sign me up! Continue reading “A School for Brides by Patrice Kindl”