Editing Services & Fees

I'm pleased to offer a variety of editing services for various categories (young adult, new adult, and adult) and genres (contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller). I also edit nonfiction, poetry, and academic or professional work. I do not edit romance or erotica. See below for a breakdown of the types of editing I offer, as well as my rates.

All edits are made using Track Changes, so you can approve/reject my proposed edits. If you would prefer a clean copy with all changes accepted instead, please let me know!

I am a professional member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and have extensive publishing experience. References available upon request. See some testimonials at the bottom of the page.

**I will take on rush jobs at my discretion, and there will be an additional fee. Keep in mind that the sooner I get your manuscript, the better. :)

SERVICES

  • Manuscript Evaluation - An affordable way to check in and make sure your book is going where you want it to go. I will do a quick read and offer comments on any obvious issues, recommended steps before publishing, and the market potential.

  • Developmental Editing - By far my most popular service, developmental editing looks at the structure of the story. I will do an in-depth read and provide suggestions for how to strengthen your plot, characters, dialogue, tension, tone, and pacing. Areas that could benefit from changes are identified and discussed.

  • Copy Editing - Often done after any changes made during the developmental phase, copy editing looks at the language rather than the structure of the story. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are checked against CMOS, and any awkward or unclear wording is adjusted.

  • English Translation Cleanup - I began offering this service last year, and discovered I really enjoy it! Authors who wish to publish their book in the U.S.A. or who are not native English speakers will benefit from this service. I go through your translation line by line, making sure every sentence uses correct American English and will appeal to a U.S. audience.

Fees

Contact me for a free three-page sample edit!

Fees are quoted per-project based on a rough estimate of how much work the manuscript will require. A manuscript evaluation costs $10/hour and typically takes 7-9 hours, depending on the length.. Copy editing or proofreading costs $30/hour and can take anywhere from 10 hours to more than 48 to complete, also depending on length. Developmental editing and translation cleanup are more in-depth and require more specific skills. They are charged at $45/hour or more, depending on the level of difficulty.

To determine how long a project will take, I will review three pages as a sample. That gives me a better idea of what we're working with. You will always be given a firm quote and estimated timeline before engaging my services.

I ask for at least half the fee up front as a deposit, with the remainder due upon completion of the project. All Payments should be made via PayPal.

Testimonials

Briana’s editing service has been invaluable in my writing. She provides insightful, thoughtful analysis and critiques of works, from early stage developmental editing through to copy edits and final tidy ups. I’ve shared many works with Briana for review and it’s clear that she takes the time to read and reflect on the story, understanding the emotive purpose and message in each. She’s also fast, fun and great to work with.
— Paul Alex Gray
Briana is the first freelance editor I’ve ever hired, and her feedback was everything I could have wanted and more. Her questions and comments helped me to think more deeply about my plot and characters than I had before, while being respectful and encouraging of my personal voice. Her feedback was organized, sensitive, and just what my story needed. I’m very grateful for her support and would gladly work with her again.
— Carly Racklin
I’ve worked with Briana twice now and she was a pleasure to work with both times. Her comments help me improve my drafts, make me smile, and are encouraging! I’ll definitely be back in the future.
— Sarina Langer