At its heart, writing is communication, and whether you’re an author looking to publish a story or a website owner updating their content, reaching as many people as possible is key. Writing that leaves a reader pondering, haunted, inspired, or satisfied is memorable, and memorable texts get revisited and recommended to others. Ignited Ink Writing, LLC is dedicated to making your piece shine, so it influences and stays with readers.
Testimonial by Valerie Webster
Author of Driven
"From the purely technical perspective, she [Caitlin Berve] has an exceptional grasp of good mechanics and conveys clearly how best to fix structural issues. She is also a partner, contributing creatively to each writer's unique style and goals. And - she knows the publishing industry."
Novel and Story Services
Also known as a content or structural edit, a developmental edit analyzes the big picture including organization, pacing, plot, and characters to elevate your story.
Once the content of your story is solid, a line-by-line edit will clean up the mechanics of the writing and ensure your piece is clear. This is where your grammar and sentence organization concerns are addressed.
submission packet edit
Part developmental edit and part copy edit, this package examines your query letter, synopsis, and manuscript’s beginning to give you the best chance at gaining an agent’s or publisher’s attention.
Testimonial by Carolyn green
"A developmental edit with Caitlin of Ignited Ink Writing brought me to THE story I wanted to write. Despite input from peers and multiple rewrites I could not find my way to a satisfying version of a short story. Caitlin gave me useful feedback that not only helped for the one story but also gave me tools for future work, and at a very reasonable cost. I'm sure I will use her services again.”
Website Content, Blog, and Video Services
Website content and blog editing
When a version of your content or blog already exists, an edit will clarify, update, and polish the writing, so your piece is ignited and infused with energy.
Website content and blog writing
Sometimes a busy professional like you doesn't have the time to invest in website content or blog creation, so Ignited Ink Writing, LLC will write it for you.
Video Tutorial Creation
Some people need more than written help documents to learn how to use a product. That’s where video tutorials come in to play.
Testimonial by Jesse McKinnell
Author of Dead Cats and Other Reflections on Parenthood
"Releasing a piece of yourself into the world can be a scary process. Caitlin helps you sleep at night."
Filling the world with stories that linger with readers means helping others improve their writing. In addition to editorial services, I speak at colleges, schools, writers organizations, and conferences to teach audiences like yours how to Ignite Their Ink.
Testimonial by Linda Kinnamon
Author of Alchemy of the Afterlife
"Writers’ Idea Factory is challenging for presenters because the writers range from novices to published authors. Caitlin, however, presented a difficult topic [POV] to a diverse group in an approachable and engaging manor. We look forward to having Caitlin present again."
The blog Ignite Your Ink helps authors raise their craft to the next level. Posts cover topics ranging from writing mechanics to recommended books to read as an author to study how other writers handle key aspects of the craft. If you’re searching for the best way to start your story, check out the article Cinder: How to Read Like a Writer to learn how Marissa Meyer manged to fit character, backstory, setting, and plot in her first paragraph.
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
From the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University)
Programs chair for the Boulder Writers Alliance
Active member of 30th Street Fiction writers critique group
Active member of Broomfield Writer’s Idea Factory
Board member of Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA)
6+ years editing experience
Former editor for Perspectives literary and art magazine
Writing Instructor at Colorado Free University and San Juan College
Currently teaching “Exploring the World of Young Adult Fiction” and “Introduction to Creative Writing” at CFU
Published author including
"By a Child's Hand" featured in the April 2017 edition of Ghost Parachute online
“I (Don’t) Remember” featured in the December edition of Enchanted Conversation: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Myths online
"The Mortician's Assistant" in Proof: A 30th Street Fiction Anthology
”Hoodie” in Third Lion Stories