Editing, Writing, & Coaching Services in Old Town Monterey
Old Town Editing is located on the Central Coast in Monterey’s historic district. Check out our services here.
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You have likely heard the phrase “purple prose.” If you have not, it means writing that is too ornate—a simple enough sin, but a pernicious one. Beginning writers, if they fall into an extreme, typically go towards “too much,” rather than “too little.” They hear about good writing engaging the reader with detail, then slather…
“Jean is a delight to work with. She communicates well, delivers in a timely fashion, and contributes thoughtful criticism.” – Bonnie Willdorf, co-author with Barry S. Willdorf, Dancing with Cancer: Maladies and Miracles in Stem Transplantland.
“As publisher of three books for which she provided editing services, I highly recommend Jean Vengua. She thoughtfully clarified Beatriz Tabios’ prose to create the memoir DAWAC and Other Memoir-Narratives. As editor (with Mark Young), she crafted two poetry anthologies of hay(na)ku poetry into intelligent, interesting collections. The books were elevated by Jean’s contributions, and I was pleased to publish them through Meritage Press (San Francisco & Saint Helena).” —Eileen R. Tabios, award-winning author, poet, critic, and publisher.