Get a high-quality professional look at your manuscript to make sure you’re hitting that sweet spot between your vision, reader expectations, marketability, and craft.
An edit from me isn’t merely marks on the page: you are getting an experienced problem-solver on your side to explain, encourage, and enable you to get the best story out to the public. Your goals are my goals, whether they be in the indie publishing field, aiming for a traditional press, or perfecting memoirs to share with family and friends.
You’ll come away from an editing experience equipped to tackle your project with excellence.
Nonfiction Genres: articles, creative nonfiction, memoirs, how-to guides, academic papers, and teaching curricula.
Manuscript Triple Check – Great introduction to the editing experience. Have your manuscript outline and the first three pages of your story evaluated for story structure, reader/market expectations, and writing craft. Includes a half hour coaching session. -$30
First Ten Pages – The opening to your work reveals all the strengths and weaknesses of the full manuscript. Get an evaluation of what works, what doesn’t, and suggestions for how to fix any issues. Comes with one page of feedback notes and large-scale structure comments made with Microsoft Office comments. -$60
Manuscript Content Review – A structural review of your work with large scale comments using Microsoft Office comments and 4-5 pages of notes on what works and what needs work. Includes a half hour post-edit brainstorming consult. Great for feedback before you start a self-edit.
-Fiction Content Review includes evaluation of plot, characters, pacing, theme, and marketability.
-Nonfiction Content Review depends on subgenre, but includes evaluation of voice, narrative coherency, effective organization, and marketability. -0.005 per word, $500 for 100,000 word manuscript, $100 minimum
Content Edit – My most intense, comprehensive edit. You will received in-depth notes on all aspects of your manuscript in both Microsoft Office Track Changes and Microsoft Office Comments. Not only will you receive detailed, line by line feedback on your content and structure, but a decent amount of line edits will sneak in as well. Revisions can take anywhere from two weeks to two months. Consider this a Manuscript Content Review kicked up twenty notches and given ten shots of espresso. Includes email Q&A and a half hour post-edit brainstorming consult. -0.015/word
Line Edit – The nuts and bolts polishing of the editing process at a paragraph level. By the time of a line edit, all major structural issues should be gone. A line edit corrects words or sentences that are extraneous or overuses, run-on sentences, redundancies, dialogue or paragraphs that need to be tightened, tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing, missing information, and other critical aspects of manuscript clarity. Essential for getting a smooth voice.Includes email Q&A and a half hour post-edit brainstorming consult. -0.01/word
Note: because a lot of issues are caught in the content edit, if you want a line edit as well I will cut the price in half.
Short Story Editing (10,000 words or less) – $40/hour
Article or Short Nonfiction Ebook Editing (10,000 words or less) – $40/hour
Contact me to get started! All manuscripts get a 3 page sample edit to see if we’re a good fit.