Editing Services & Rates
Fiction & Non-Fiction
Fiction: I am most familiar with fiction within the genres of romance, science fiction, fantasy, and young adult literature. I have a strong interest in working with diverse authors or authors who represent diverse characters within their writing.
Nonfiction: I am most familiar on the topics of education, self-development/self-help, and social justice issues.
Sample edits are available for first 10 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font). Payment plans and bundles are available— please just ask!
There are 4 C’s of copyediting: clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness. Therefore, my copyediting package includes an examination of your manuscript for internal inconsistencies in story details, plot holes, clarity and coherency of language, correctness in grammar and mechanics, and more.
My standard turnaround for copyediting is about 21 days for up to 60,000 words, but a higher rate can be negotiated for shorter deadlines. This timeframe may need to be adjusted for longer manuscripts.
While line editing, I review and examine the language of your manuscript on the sentence and paragraph level. I go through your manuscript line by line to look at the effectiveness of the language you’re using to convey your message. My feedback will focus on making sure the imagery, tone, and meaning conveyed through your manuscript’s prose are all aligned with your vision of your story and conveyed clearly to your reader. This may include: clarifying word choice to match the mood of a scene; identifying cliches and passive language; pointing out redundant or distracting writing patterns; and more!
My standard turnaround for line editing is 30 days for up to 60,000 words, but a higher rate can be negotiated for shorter deadlines. This timeframe may need to be adjusted for longer manuscripts.
I offer one complete read through and only review your manuscript for details related to spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and other technical consistencies. I do not look at the content or correctness of your writing.
Example: Are all of your oxford commas where they should be? Are you using the correct pique/peek/peak? Is that really how you spell sarsaparilla?
My standard turnaround for proofreading is around 14 days for up to 60,000 words, but a higher rate can be negotiated for shorter deadlines. This timeframe may need to be adjusted for longer manuscripts.
copyediting & proofreading - web content
Rate: To be determined on a per project basis.
I will make sure your blog posts and web copy are in tip-top shape to maximize your content’s readability! I look for grammar, spelling, style, organization, formatting errors, and consistency in voice.
scholarship essays, academic papers, and personal statements
Rate: Determined on a per project depending on length and level of copyediting needed
Rate depends on length of paper. 5 - 7 day turnaround rate, includes optional 30-minute writing coaching. I am most familiar with APA and Chicago.
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