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You write it. We refine it.

At Magnifico Manuscripts, we believe editing should be an interactive, collaborative process where writer and editor work as one. We’re dedicated to maintaining your style of writing and focusing on your goals, while assuring your work is polished and precise. You’ll find we work efficiently, provide thorough and detailed comments, and offer cost-effective pricing.

In most cases, we use the Chicago Manual of Style as our primary reference guide for manuscripts, the Associated Press Stylebook for business correspondence, and the AMA Manual of Style for medical textbooks and journal articles. (If you have a preferred or corporate style guide to follow, just let us know.) To ensure consistency in the editing process, Magnifico Manuscripts will create a personalized style sheet tailored to your work.

Lorraine Fico-White,
Owner/Senior Editor

Founder of Magnifico Manuscripts, Lorraine Fico-White holds a degree from Winthrop University. As a certified editor, she provides editing and proofreading services for national and international authors and business professionals. Lorraine works with a network of colleagues who can assist you on your path to publication if you require additional services. These experts include graphic and interior layout designers, illustrators, photographers, ghostwriters, copywriters, ebook formatters, indexers, and marketers. She also serves in the following capacities:

Lorraine’s passion for the written word carries over from business to her personal life as she enjoys reading and belongs to multiple book clubs. She equally values time spent with family, protecting sea turtles, snorkeling, and walking the beach.

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Nick White,
Developmental Editor/Proofreader

Nick White earned a master’s degree in creative writing from UNC-Wilmington, where he studied editing, writing, and publishing. During this three-year program, he learned the value of a “workshop”—an environment where writers come together to critique each other’s work, often led by the guidance of an acclaimed writer or editor. He particularly enjoys the collaborative process of developmental editing.

A member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, his own writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Baltimore Review, Pembroke Magazine, Raleigh Review, and Cold Mountain Review.   

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Verna Cole Mitchell, 

A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Verna Cole Mitchell spent 37 years teaching English in secondary schools. In addition to being a teacher of writing, she is a writer herself, with poetry and devotionals as her specialties. Her works have been published in Vista, Evangel, Teachers of Vision, and other publications. In addition, she has eleven published books of inspirational and humorous poetry, as well as a prayer journal. Along with writing, some of her favorite activities include reading, spending time with her family, and baking.

What Do We Look For?

Clarity of concepts

Spelling errors

Organizational structure

Continuity of content

Typographical errors

Plot structure

Format consistency

Layout consistency

Characterization and character arcs

Grammatical errors

Audience suitability

Point of view issues

Punctuation errors

Sentence structure 

Balance of dialogue and narrative

Word Usage

Style consistency


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To request a FREE sample edit or free cost estimate, call or text to (704) 458-0326 or send us a message belowTogether, we’ll make your manuscript magnificent. 

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