Editing by an author, for authors.
In a world where editors are known for being harsh and hard on copy, I strive to understand the soul of your work. An author myself, I know the gut-wrenching feeling of having seen my manuscript both on the cutting floor and under the merciless eye of an editor. I’ve been on both sides, as it were, of the red pen.
I was published by Tate Publishing Company in 2009.
In 2016, I completed editing certification through Poynter’s News University.
Different Types of Edits:
There are many different facets of editing. Here’s what I provide; rates are subject to change.
Proofreading: Punctuation, Spelling, and Formatting. ($1 per page)
Stylistic Editing: Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line edits. ($1 per page)
Copy Editing (aka: line/content editing): Grammar, Fact-checking, Spelling, Formatting, Plot, Sentence-structure, Characterization, Setting, Punctuation, and Voice. ($3 per page)
Developmental Editing: All of the above with me as your writing coach. ($6 per page)
Critique: (no more than 10 pages); ($30 flat fee)
Not sure what kind of edits you need? Not sure our styles will work together? Please inquire about a consultation edit.
I establish a friendship with each and every one of my authors. I pledge to catch the vision of your work and to strive to conserve it. Every edit will be documented within the manuscript, and you will always have the final say.
Each edit will also be accompanied by a read-react by me. So while you might hire me to do ‘just’ proofreading, I’ll essentially perform the duties of an ARC reader as well.
The Technical Stuff:
I use the Chicago Manual of Style as my stylebook. Be sure to click on the link if you’re not sure what that is. (Yes, I believe in the Oxford Comma).
I do not edit horror, slasher, or erotica. I reserve the right to turn down any submission with no explanation.
Email me at email@example.com.
Before you Submit:
Please email me. Do not just attach your document to your email and hope I’ll read it. That’s the best way to make sure I never read your work.
Here are some really vital things you should know:
Be sure your document is formatted to Times New Roman 12 pt. font, has one-inch margins, and is double spaced. This is non-negotiable.
Be sure your document is saved as a Word Extension, (i.e. docx) or .rtf!