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.
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 a flat rate of $75. This is the smallest service you can purchase from me.
- Copy editing or proofreading costs $20/hour and the average book takes 10 to 20 hours to complete.
- Developmental editing is more in-depth and requires more specific skills. It is charged at $30/hour and can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours to complete.
You will always be given a firm quote and estimated timeline before engaging my services.
Payments are due upon completion of the project. In some cases, I may ask for a percentage up front to secure you a space in my schedule. Payment plans are available. For projects over $500, payments may be spread over several months. A 15% fee applies. All payments should be made via PayPal.