Hi there, author!
Are you looking for an editor for your manuscript? Every story needs an unbiased pair of eyes to help make it shine. Whether you plan to submit to agents or publishers, or are self-publishing, I can help your manuscript become a professional, submission-ready project. I read, edit, and love most genre fiction, with a preference for contemporary, historical, romance, paranormal, and mystery. I edit all lengths of manuscripts, from short stories and novellas, to epic novels (up to 125,000 words maximum). I also provide editing services for synopses and query letters.
As a multi-published, best-selling author with Scholastic and Random House, my experience with agents, editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders has given me insight on how to best strengthen a story while staying true to the author’s voice and intent. Click over to “About Me” to find out more.
SERVICES AND RATES:
What are you looking for? Here are a few options to consider:
CONTENT EDITING: In this single round of editing, I will comb through your manuscript with a focus on language and character inconsistencies, character development, plot plausibility and plot holes, dialogue, pacing, and general readability. Manuscripts must be sent in Word document format, be double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Edits are made using track changes and in-text suggestions. Also includes a separate overview letter.
Cost: $.006 per word. Example: $300 for 50,000 words.
LINE EDITING: In this single round of editing, I will go over every sentence in your manuscript to check for awkward or unclear sentences and description, punctuation, typos, incorrect or unclear word usage, grammar, overused words or word echoes, and crutch phrases. I will suggest changes and corrections using track changes and in-text suggestions. Manuscripts must be sent in Word document format, be double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Note: No content edits.
Cost: $.008 per word. Example: $400 for 50,000 words.
CONTENT AND LINE EDITING DUO: I will provide full content and line editing using track changes, in-text suggestions, and a separate overview letter. This can be done in one or two rounds. Manuscripts must be sent in Word document format, be double-spaced, and in 12-point font.
Cost: $.010 per word. Example: $500 for 50,000 words.
QUERY LETTER EDITING: I will line edit, ask questions, and make suggestions to clarify your novel’s main plot points. Note: Please include a short synopsis of your novel for me to use as reference.
Cost: $15 per 1-page query letter.
SYNOPSIS EDITING: I will line edit, ask questions, and make suggestions to help you best summarize your novel’s main plot points within the parameters of a synopsis. Up to 5, double-spaced pages.
FAQS AND FINE PRINT:
Rates are negotiable depending on the scope of work. Rates are also negotiable for customized projects. I am flexible and open to your discussing all and any project needs.
Rates cover one/two thorough read through(s). If additional passes are required, a new fee will be discussed.
My preferred method of payment is PayPal. A $75 deposit is required to hold your spot in the queue. Half of the payment is requested at the start of work, unless otherwise arranged.
If you have a rush project and would like prioritization, a 25% rush fee of the total rate will be charged.
INTERESTED AND WANT TO GET STARTED?
E-mail a brief description of your manuscript, including word length and the type of edits you are interested in, and the first 5-10 pages of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org. After review, if it seems we might be a good editorial fit, I will request an electronic copy of the manuscript and will provide a fee quote and a timeline.
The editorial process is a highly subjective one, so I would advise you to do your research when selecting prospective editors. While I am confident in my services and my publishing/editing resume, no freelance editor can guarantee publication. What I can guarantee is to work with you to get your manuscript into the best shape it can be!
Please contact me with your questions. I look forward to working with you!