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 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.
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.
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 $75. Copy editing or proofreading costs $3 per page. Developmental editing and translation cleanup are more in-depth and require more specific skills. They are charged at $5 per page or more, depending on the level of difficulty. In all of these options, a "page" is defined as 250 words.
You will always be given a firm quote before engaging my services.
Payment plans are available! For projects over $500, half is due up front, but the rest may be spread over several months. A 15% fee applies for payment plans.
Paypal is my preferred payment method, and fees are due at the completion of the project. If you wish to pay via business or personal check, contact me for more information.