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. Over the course of eight years, I’ve worked with writers of all ages and experience levels to elevate their writing and make their stories shine. My clients have won awards, experienced the thrill of their first publication, mastered the troublesome “middle books” in trilogies, and preserved treasured family memories.
Plus, as an experienced educator and coach, every editing experience with me will help you grow in your craft, celebrate what you excel, and hit that sweet to reach your readership! In additional to editing, I give you feedback on marketing ideas, brainstorming help out of troubled spots, and personalized attention to make sure you’re making the most of every word.
You’ll come away from an editing experience equipped to tackle your project with excellence!
Summary of Services
Fiction & Nonfiction
Every potential client gets a customized quote after evaluating manuscript needs, so when in doubt, contact me! If we’re not the right fit, I can direct you towards someone who is.
Unsure which edit you need? Read the descriptions below and get in touch with me! I’ll skim your manuscript sample, and I’ll give you a fair and reasonable estimate of the kind of edit you need and a customized-to-you quote. I work with all budgets and offer flexible payment plans.
Clients who get a Manuscript Review can opt into a special rate for my other editing services, since I’m familiar with the manuscript and the work that still needs to be completed.
I also offer special rate packages for clients who want more than one editing service or indie authors planning a rapid release schedule.
Manuscript Review – A great introduction to help your story shine. Get insightful, expert feedback from a publishing professional and start your self-edits with confidence!
-Fiction Review includes evaluation of character arcs, plot development and plot holes, pacing, theme usage, and marketability (what hits the market, what’s delightfully different, and the implications of both categories so you can make informed decisions about your vision for your book).
-Nonfiction Review depends on subgenre, but includes evaluation of voice, narrative coherency, effective organization, missing information, and marketability to suit your nonfiction writing goals.
Clients who get a fiction manuscript review are eligible for a special rate on development, line, and copy editing services.
Developmental 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.
Combine with a line edit for the ultimate two-pass service at a discount rate.
Line Edit – The nuts and bolts polishing of the editing process at a paragraph and sentence level. Essential for getting a smooth voice and page-turning prose!
Note: when combine with a developmental edit, a line edit is 50% off!
Copy Edit (sometimes called proofreading) – The final pass before having your work typeset. Checks for grammar, spelling, style, and punctuation issues. Also checks for transitions, wordiness, and technical jargon, along with small line editing issues.
All manuscripts get a 5 page sample edit to see if we’re a good fit. I offer special rate packages for clients who want more than one editing service or indie authors planning a rapid release schedule, and flexible payment plans for your budget.
Contact me to get your customized quote!