Editing Services

Depending on your needs, I have several different types of proofreading and editing available: beta reading, proofreading, transcription cleanup, copy editing, line editing, and content / developmental editing.

If you are interested in one or more of these services, please complete this order form.

 

Americanize That! [Add-on]

Rate: FREE upon request for Transcription Formatting, Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Line Editing

I can convert your British-isms to American-isms if you so desire. The same goes for checking Canadian, Australian / New Zealander, and South African dialects, though I may just highlight the terms if I don’t know the proper replacement.

 

Beta Reading

Rate: 0.0035 / word, with a minimum of $35 per manuscript
Time estimate: 20k words / day
Genres accepted: All

This is where I read and review your work as a reader, not as an editor, just like a book reviewer receiving an arc copy would. The difference is that you will know exactly what I experienced as I read your piece.

This service includes:
· reactions from a reader perspective
· a full-page or more evaluation of the entire work
· advice based on current bestsellers in the respective genre, if so desired

 

Transcription Formatting (Cleanup of Voice-to-Text Dictation)

Rate: 0.0045 / word, with a minimum of $45 per manuscript
Time estimate: 20k words / day
Genres accepted: All

If you’re in need of someone to insert all of those punctuation marks and paragraph breaks into your Dragon-created or VtT manuscript, look no further. I will turn that wall of text into a proper manuscript.

This service includes:
· adding punctuation and spacing
· correcting spelling, grammar, and syntax
· keeping track of nicknames and code names you use for Dragon

 

Proofreading

Rate: 0.005 / word, with a minimum of $50 per manuscript
Time estimate: 20k words / day
Genres accepted: All

NOTE: Accepting this job is contingent upon review and/or consultation via email.

Proofreading is like applying a finish to a piece of fine art. The point is to remove any errors that could distract the reader from appreciating your work. This is the final step you would take before publishing. I will do two passes of the manuscript.

This service includes:
· correcting typos and other mistakes like word repetition or omission
· correcting spelling and standard capitalization
· identifying basic grammatical problems
· fixing incorrect punctuation
· identifying macro formatting issues

 

Copy Editing

Rate: 0.0075 / word, with a minimum of $75 per manuscript
Time estimate: 15k words / day
Genres accepted: All

NOTE: Accepting this job is contingent upon review and/or consultation via email.

Copy editing is standard editing for, generally speaking, clean(er) copy that needs more than proofreading. It’s more in-depth than proofreading but less intensive than line or developmental editing. By clean copy in this context, I mean cleaned up from a rough or first draft.

This service includes:
· correcting typos and other mistakes like word repetition or omission
· correcting spelling and standard capitalization
· identifying grammatical problems and offering suggestions, such as rephrasing a sentence
· fixing incorrect punctuation
· identifying macro and micro formatting issues
· checking for consistency in name spellings, hyphen usage, capitalization of your terminology
· offering alternatives to awkward sentences
· noting major changes in style or pacing

 

Line Editing

Rate: 0.01 / word, with a minimum of $100 per manuscript
Time estimate: 10k words / day
Genres accepted: Some – see below

NOTE: Accepting this job is contingent upon review and/or consultation via email.

Line editing is the most thorough type of editing: not only am I going to through your manuscript line by line for the usual issues, I am going to make sure each sentence works in context with the rest of the story. Depending on what’s needed, my revised copy of the text may move or remove sections of the text and rephrase whole sentences if needed to make the story flow cohesively.

Since experience in the respective sub-genre is critical to doing the best job I can, I have limited the types of manuscripts I will accept for line editing at this time.

· fantasy (all sub-genres)
· horror (all sub-genres)
· cozy / paranormal mystery
· romance (most sub-genres: I’m open to editing everything, but I don’t have much experience with Westerns or Mpreg, so fair warning)
· historical fiction (Greco-Roman, Medieval European, Renaissance, Georgian / American Revolution, Regency)
· business nonfiction (self-help, how-to guides, etc.)

This service includes:
· extensive revision of problematic sections of text
· word choice modification
· correcting typos and other mistakes like word repetition or omission
· correcting spelling and standard capitalization
· identifying grammatical problems and offering suggestions, such as rephrasing a sentence
· fixing incorrect punctuation
· identifying macro and micro formatting issues
· checking for consistency in name spellings, hyphen usage, capitalization of your terminology
· developing a basic story reference with names, places, important objects, plus their basic descriptions
· noting major and minor changes in style or pacing

 

Content / Developmental Editing

Rate: 0.013 / word, with a minimum of $130 per manuscript
Time estimate: 10k words / day
Genres accepted: Some – see below

NOTE: Accepting this job is contingent upon review and/or consultation via email.

As a content editor, I am focused on the story: character development, genre tropes, story arc, plot structure, writing style, pacing, and objective within a book series arc. I will provide you with suggestions on how to hit the right story beats and plot points at the right time, an analysis of whether your story fits genre expectations, how you can hit genre tropes harder, and how to make your characters more endearing to the reader.

Content editing does not address grammar, spelling, typos, punctuation, syntax, or formatting.

Since experience in the respective sub-genre is critical to doing the best job I can, I have limited the types of manuscripts I will accept for content editing at this time.

· fantasy (all sub-genres)
· horror (all sub-genres)
· cozy / paranormal mystery
· romance (most sub-genres: I’m open to editing everything, but I don’t have much experience with Westerns or Mpreg, so fair warning)
· historical fiction (Greco-Roman, Medieval European, Renaissance, Georgian / American Revolution, Regency)
· business nonfiction (self-help, how-to guides, etc.)

This service includes:
· analysis of and solutions to story continuity and story flow
· fixing changes in styling or pacing
· evaluation and revision of pieces of the plot structure or outline if necessary
· suggestions on the use of genre tropes, ones needed and ones currently included
· critique of the story arc and series arc if the story is in a series

If you are interested in one or more of these services, please complete this order form.