About

Hi there! My name is Sarah Fields. I have a passion for books and well-turned stories of all kinds. After studying Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, I attended the Denver Publishing Institute at Denver University. After completing the publishing program, I branched into freelance editing work. In 2017, I formalized my freelance work by starting Dreamlined LLC. 

Dreamlined LLC is focused on helping self-publishing authors achieve their visions for their work. Why self-publishing authors specifically? I believe these authors have the most passion for their subject matter and I’m interested in working with people striving to bring their passion into the world. I suppose the last thing I’d like prospective clients to know about me is this: I am not your high school English teacher. Editing is a conversation between author and editor. While I will strive to bring clarity and correctness to your work, I also encourage the author to make the final decision about what advice they take.

Shoot me an email, I’d love to learn about your current project. Together we can pull your dreams into reality!

Gallery

Behold! Here are a few recently published works that have utilized our editing services. Please take the time to check them out!

Released in 2017

Offbeat life story of a man who never stopped swinging for the fences his entire life, and the dog who watched over him at the end. Swinging for the fences is not the same thing as hitting for the fences. Raised to be a California cowboy, he spurned the profession for other less attainable goals.

Dreaming of wealth and constantly pitting his mind against the world’s problems: finding a source of renewable energy, conquering the stock market, converting wayward heathens by pelting them with King James Bibles…all the usual stuff. Though his efforts in almost every instance failed, he never stopped reaching beyond his grasp.

The Process

Dreamlined offers full editing services for self-publishing authors including copy-editing, recommendations on flow and content, as well as formatting services for the most common publishing outlets.

The primary goal of our service is to help authors achieve their vision for their work. This means our priority is enhancing your message, not changing your voice and style.

The Process:

Step 1: The Talk

The first phase of the editing process is a discussion of your work. We will arrange a time to talk and explore what this book means to you. What message are you trying to convey? Is there anything you are worried about in the work? How are you defining success for this piece?

Step 2: Test Run

To ensure both editor and author are on the same page, the editor will work a sample of the book. This allows the author to get an idea of the value being offered and decide if they want to pursue the project further.

Step 3: Paperwork

If all goes well in the Test Run, then a contract will be created and signed by both parties specifying the agreed upon schedule, rate, and communication methods. Dreamlined will also sign a nondisclosure agreement to not disclose the details of the work.

Step 4: Editing

Editing will commence at the agreed upon pace with frequent check-ins for questions and feedback. This phase may last a long while as the author responds to comments, makes changes, and resubmits work for review.

Step 5: Polishing for Final Publishing

When the format has been agreed on, Dreamlined will format the work for common publishing channels to ensure the book shows correctly in each system.

Step 6: Payment and Publishing

When the documents have been received by the author, an invoice for the project will be sent as well.

Hi there! My name is Sarah Fields. I have a passion for books and well-turned stories of all kinds. After studying Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, I attended the Denver Publishing Institute at Denver University. After completing the publishing program, I branched into freelance editing work. In 2017, I formalized my freelance work by starting Dreamlined LLC. 

Dreamlined LLC is focused on helping self-publishing authors achieve their visions for their work. Why self-publishing authors specifically? I believe these authors have the most passion for their subject matter and I’m interested in working with people striving to bring their passion into the world. I suppose the last thing I’d like prospective clients to know about me is this: I am not your high school English teacher. Editing is a conversation between author and editor. While I will strive to bring clarity and correctness to your work, I also encourage the author to make the final decision about what advice they take.

Shoot me an email, I’d love to learn about your current project. Together we can pull your dreams into reality!