Services


 

Proofreading  $2 /page*

Corrects errors in:

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • mechanics
  • word usage

Copyediting  $3 /page*

Free Plot Book
Plotting your Novel: Free PDF Booklet

Corrects errors in:

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • mechanics
  • word usage, and
  • reduces wordy sentences
  • flags logistical issues
  • finds inconsistencies in story
  • points out redundant language
  • refines sentences

Developmental Editing  $4 /page*

Analysis of:

  • plot and structure
  • character development
  • point of view
  • setting 
  • theme
  • pacing

Includes detailed editorial letter and story map

**Watch my explanatory video on developmental editing on YouTube.

The Whole Package  $6 /page*

Includes:

  • Developmental editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading

Children’s Picture Books  $60-$100

  • Copyediting and proofreading  $60.00 flat fee
  • With developmental editing   $100.00

Critique  $2.00/page*

Need some general feedback about your story? This is a less in-depth edit, but if you just need a bit of guidance, this is the service for you.

  • Includes an overview letter

Query Letter Feedback/Copyediting  $15.00 flat fee

Need help with your query letter? Make a great impression on a publishing house or agent!

I will:

  • refine your content  
  • copyedit your letter to perfection

Coaching

We’ll discuss the elements of fiction and voice as it pertains to your work, and I will help you cultivate creativity and the motivation to keep writing! Coaching involves an ongoing process rather than a finite one, such as in editing. 

  • Manuscript Review 
  • Weekly Phone Calls or Skype Sessions
  • E-mail Lessons on Creativity and Motivation Development 

 Contact me today for a free estimate. 

*A page is considered 250 words.


Style Guides and Reference Books

I primarily use the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition. My dictionary of choice is Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. My usage guide is Garner’s Modern American Usage.

Types of Work Edited

I specialize in editing novel-length fiction and creative nonfiction. However, I am able to edit a variety of written work.

Please note: A fee will be set before the work is begun. A deposit will be required prior to the start of the project.

I accept PayPal and personal checks. After initial deposit, payments may be made in installments.

 

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