Nonfiction Editing



Manuscript Assessment

Specializing in Memoirs, Personal Essays, 

Training, Self-help, and How-to Books 

My motto is

Every word of every sentence matters. 

See it there, under the logo?

The quality needs to start with the

first word. And not stop.

My first STWT blog post. An oldie but goodie.

My eyes love words. They always have. My upbringing has much to do with that -- thirteen years of parochial school education, during which I diagrammed sentences in my English classes from sixth to tenth grade. Did I hear you groan? Are you feeling sorry for me? Don’t. I loved diagramming sentences. I might just be the only person you will ever hear admit that. As tedious as it could sometimes be, I know this much -- diagramming sentences taught me to understand complex sentence structures and the purpose and proper placement of words in writing.


I love words. I love to write. I love to read. That’s why I started Strike The Write Tone.

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Trish Lockard