Creating a complete story from an idea is one of the most rewarding endeavors for us writers! However, the creative process is usually much easier and enjoyable than the polishing that must be done afterward.
Please Note: I am not a developmental or content editor (analyzes story structure and helps to flesh out long sequences in the plot.) However, if I do spot an obvious plot hole or inconsistency, I will point it out.
I am a …
- Line Editor: Smooths out awkward phrasing and dialogue issues as well as helping the author to avoid repeating the same things, etc.
- Copy Editor: Looks at the smaller issues such as grammar and punctuation.
- Proofreader: Combs through a manuscript, searching for typos such as double words, missing words, and misspelled words, etc.
- Line Editing: $0.008/word (50k words = $400)
- Copy Editing: $0.006/word (50k words = $300)
- Proofreading: $0.004/word (50k words = $200)
- *Rush Fee: $100 (less than one week)
Which Type of Editing Do I Need?
I’m happy to do a sample edit of ten pages of your manuscript (double-spaced). This allows me to determine which type of edit you need, and you to determine if we will be a good fit.
No Guarantee, But a Promise
I don’t guarantee that after using my services, you will be offered a contract for publishing through a traditional publisher (there are too many factors involved in that decision, including the kind of story or manuscript a publisher is looking for at any given time). I do promise to make your manuscript as polished as I possibly can.
I have been editing and proofreading for clients for three years, and I’m familiar with common mistakes that authors make.
I have experience in both traditional and independent publishing and am very active in several writing communities, which means that I am up to date on trends and have wonderful resources at my fingertips.
*As an author myself, I know how easy it is to fall behind on writing deadlines. Writing and publishing take a toll on us. As editors, the same thing can happen, especially when authors contact us, asking for an edit or proofread on a 50,000-word novel in a 3-day time period. I understand that emergencies come up and authors sometimes need a second or third pair of eyes on their work at the last minute before publishing. Please be advised that beginning December 1, 2020, I will be adding a $100 fee (on top of the regular pricing based on word count) to manuscripts that do not allow me AT LEAST ONE FULL WEEK to complete the work. Thank you for understanding, and I look forward to working with you!