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From Coediting to Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Brenda Pratt

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In this interview, we delve into the inspiring journey of Brenda, the visionary founder of Brenda’s Editorial Services, as she shares the transformative story behind her venture. Initiated by a request from the pastor’s wife to coedit “My Sister’s Arms,” Brenda discovered her passion for editing and decided to harness the gifts bestowed upon her. From this pivotal moment in 2013, Brenda’s journey has been one of continual learning, adapting to the unique demands of each client and project. As she reflects on the challenges and joys of the editing process, Brenda unveils the values that have shaped her approach – an unwavering commitment to detail, organizational prowess, and an infectious positive attitude. With her business name imprinted in the pages of countless books, Brenda’s Editorial Services has become a testament to her love for the craft. Join us as Brenda shares insights on the essence of a good book, her upcoming projects, and the empowering philosophy that encourages taking bold leaps in the pursuit of one’s dreams.

 

Christina: What is your SwagHer? What makes Brenda, Brenda?

Brenda: What makes Brenda, Brenda, is knowing that God made me a unique individual when He created me, my faith in Him, my “never giving up” attitude, my family, and the love I have for providing a service.

Christina: Can you share the story behind coediting your first book, “My Sister’s Arms,” and how this experience led to establishing Brenda’s Editorial Services?

Brenda: It was the pastor’s wife who had asked me to look over her book. I am big on presentations! It’s the first thing that I see. I was the clerk at my church. It was a great experience for me! I decided to use the gifts that He gave to me. After coediting my first project in 2013, I started Brenda’s Editorial Services on March 18, 2014. That was the push I needed.

Christina: Brenda’s Editorial Services has become your passion. What aspects of editing and proofreading do you particularly enjoy, and how do you approach the challenges involved in the process?

Brenda:  The editing process is a journey. Every client brings something different, and every project that I do is not the same. I am still learning. And do I still make mistakes? Yes, and I do learn from them. They trust me to be available, to be attentive to their needs, and to provide a service. I think having an eye for detail, organizational skills, and a great attitude have definitely played a major part in me giving my clients the best at all times. My business name is in their books, and I absolutely love what I do! 

Christina: What are four things that make a good book?

Brenda: The four things that make a good book stand out are: a great title, the readability of the text in the book, a page-turner; keeps you engaged, and it takes you on a journey.

Christina: Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like our audience to know about?

Brenda:

  • “Fearless You on your road to DESTINY!” By LaKeshia Huff, in eBooks and paperback on Amazon.com, coming by the summer of 2024
  • “Secrets,” The Academy of Elements Trilogy, by Eva Finley, coming out 2024, Young Adults Fantasy 

Christina: Is there anything else you would like to share? 

Brenda: I would like to thank SwagHer magazine for giving me this opportunity to share my passion for providing a service. I love what I do, and it shows. Sometimes, you’ve got to jump out of fear, and this is the year to “finish what you’ve started. 

 

Connect with Brenda below:

Email: www.brendaeditorialservice.com

Instagram: @addictedtwou

Facebook: @Brendaeditorialservices

LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/Brenda-Pratt

 

Read more by Christina here. 

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