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. :)
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.
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 is more in-depth and requires more specific skills. It is 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.