Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Girl with the Green Pen

My fantastically brilliant critique partner, Taryn Albright, is branching off from Teen Eyes Editorial to launch her own editing service, The Girl with the Green Pen. Taryn has a fantastic reputation and tons of success stories from those who've used her editing services in the past and are now agented or contracted with publishers. She has a quick turnaround, and her critiques are flat-out amazing! Check out her new website ( and the services she offers--anything from help with queries, synopses, entire manuscripts (big picture or more extensive critiques), and all kinds of combo packages. Her rates are excellent and her services, even more so. Join the ranks of authors made more fabulous by Taryn's help!

Here's some more info from Taryn...

Me 'n' Taryn. This photo is my claim to fame.
My mission is to guide writers through the daunting task of revision. From idea development to editorial feedback to general publishing advice, I love working with stories and those who create them. As a nationally ranked swimer, I know the value of time, so I believe in quick responses from the first email to the last.

I am not just another freelance editor. Beyond providing an experienced and thorough critique, my secondary goal is to establish a relationship with my clients. I want to support you throughout the stressful submission process and celebrate with you upon any and all good news. Writers may put pen to paper alone, but it is through a community that the book gets finished, polished, and submitted.

Why The Girl with the Green Pen? Why green?

Most edits are made with a red pen. If someone critiques your manuscript, s/he will most likely cover it with red ink, right? Not so much here. I make all my notes in green because I like to reflect the idea of moving forward. Green means go, it means new life. These are ways to think of your revisions, and this is how I like to think of the editing process.

But why are you leaving Teen Eyes?

I founded Teen Eyes in August 2011 to critique your YA manuscript from the perspective of a YA. Since then, I've expanded my interest in editing. Plus I'll be 20 soon, so the "teen" part won't work much longer. I still love Teen Eyes, but I wanted to do something bigger.

I'm currently your client / have been your client in the past. What does this mean for me?

I hope nothing! I will continue to give the notes you have come to expect. This is only a change in scenery, really, and I hope you'll be excited as I am about my growth in this area.


  1. You two are totally matching in that pic...I love it! Go Taryn!

  2. I like the reasoning behind the green pen, Taryn! Best of luck in your new business venture.

  3. Yup, Taryn is totes the bomb:)

  4. Very cool. I'm on the lookout for editing services as self publishing is starting to look more and more plausible. I'll add Taryn to the list. :)