Whether you know you’re ready for a professional edit or you’re simply curious how I approach an editing partnership, I am here to help!
Below are descriptions for each of my offered services; you can find additional information in my FAQs.
If you have further questions or need help determining which service your manuscript would most benefit from, I’m always available to chat! Please feel free to contact me (with absolutely no obligation) through the inquiry form below, my Contact Page, or the blue Chat bubble on the bottom right corner of this page.
PLAN - PRICE
A Reader's Impressions
This service assesses your story from the perspective of a reader. What aspects grabbed me and when did my attention wander? I provide a high-level analysis of all major story elements (e.g. plot, pacing, world-building, character development).
Feedback is provided in a 3-4 page editorial letter as well as in-document with Track Changes.
Content & Structure
This service examines the content and structure of your manuscript. Scrutinizing all foundational elements (plot, pacing, world-building, character development), I address well-constructed and problematic areas with suggested solutions for the latter.
Feedback is provided in a 7-10 page editorial letter as well as in-document with Track Changes.
COPY / LINE EDIT
Paragraph and line analysis
This service improves readability and clarifies the focus and intention of each line while preserving your voice. I concentrate on grammar and mechanical errors; pacing and convoluted patches; and syntax and usage issues. I will also create and provide a dedicated style sheet.
Changes are made directly within your manuscript using Track Changes.
This service is the final step and ensures your story is ready for the world (or queried agent). I meticulously review for typographical errors, grammatical correctness, and punctuation. This can include text and formatting errors as well for those who self-publish.
Changes are made directly within your manuscript with Track Changes or on a scanned physical copy.
All prices are in USD and payment plans are available for projects over $350 (details here).
The Editing Experience
It’s easier to envision yourself in an editing partnership if you know what you’re getting into! Here is a step-by-step view into my typical editing process:
- Let’s chat!
After your inquiry email arrives in my inbox, I’ll reach out so we can discuss your writing goals and determine if we’re a great match! We’ll cover your ideas, intentions, and concerns for your manuscript; your chosen editing service; and (if desired) your free sample edit and my feedback.
- Make it official
If you decide I’m a great fit, we’ll make our partnership official! We’ll discuss and sign your editing service contract and I’ll request your service deposit. You are on your way to publishing with confidence!
- Edit with intention
Taking all of the information from our previous discussions, I begin meticulously working through your manuscript. If I have any questions along the way, I’ll be sure to shoot you an email! Please feel free to follow up with me at any time during this process with additional thoughts.
- Discuss Q&As
Once my edits are complete, I’ll send you the final product and any accompanying documents. I am happy to answer follow-up questions or explain suggested changes or ideas for improvement in greater detail. I know working your way through edits can take time (literally and emotionally), so if you have questions as you go, just reach out!
You’ve done it! You have taken a huge step towards publishing with confidence. I love to hear as clients achieve their publishing dreams, so please don’t hesitate to keep me in the loop!
Want more information or have questions? Check out my FAQs!
Here you’ll find details on my editing philosophy, service contracts, the difference between a developmental edit and a manuscript critique, and more.