The three-point philosophy of Lucidity Editing is symbolized by the quartz crystal.


Fundamentally, lucidity means “clearness of thought or style,”—or, pardon the cliché, crystal clear. A good editor brings clarity to your words. Lucidity has a second, deeper meaning: “a presumed capacity to perceive the truth directly and instantaneously: clairvoyance.” I think a great editor uses not only her intellect, but also her intuition. If you’ve ever been talking with an old friend, struggling to convey something deep, profound, or emotionally charged, only to have her take the words right out of your mouth, then you understand what I  continually strive to do.


According to Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic, by Scott Cunningham (Llewellyn, 1988), quartz symbolizes the human spirit and intellect. Students of metaphysics believe that the quartz crystal focuses and amplifies power. My goal is to amplify and focus the spirit, intellect, and power of your work.


When I began researching my competition online, I realized that the quartz crystal symbolizes a third concept: transparency.  I put myself in the writer’s shoes by Googling as many freelance-editing websites as I could, and frankly, few of them earned my confidence. (I imagine you’ve slogged your way through your share of them before landing here!) Some seemed to be services that would farm out your manuscript to an anonymous editor of their choosing. Others listed sketchy credentials and track records. Only a handful of them had photos of the individual who would be working for you.  Just to be clear: If you’re working with Lucidity Editing, you’re working with me, Tricia Ware of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn more about me and my credentials here.