The Editing Process
Finding the perfect partner for your book can be challenging. You've worked long days and sleepless nights to make your dream a reality, and now the thought of having a third-party comb through it unnerves you. Will they change the story? Will they try to make your story their own? What about your voice, will it still be yours?
These are all genuine concerns authors have when deciding to hire an editor. I hope that after reading through my services (below), you'll be one step closer to feeling comfortable deciding the best way to take your manuscript from draft to published masterpiece.
My services are designed to help you breathe a little easier. I will walk you through all the stages of the editing process - what to expect, what type of editing is best suited for your book, what to look for in an editor, and how to prepare yourself for the emotional and physical toll of professional editing. And by the time I'm done, your story will still be YOUR STORY, YOUR VOICE, only BETTER!
Developmental editing focuses on the overall content of an author's work and checks for the following: story organization, plot holes, character development, pacing, and dialogue discrepancies.
Rates for developmental editing starts at $.030/word
Fiction: $.03; Non-fiction: $.035
Line editing focuses on an author's content, writing style, and use of language. The following issues are checked during line editing, sentence structure, word usage, flow, logic, and clarity.
Rates for developmental editing starts at $.025/word
Fiction - $.025; Non-fiction - $.03
Combine editing services and save
Editing packages are designed to save authors money when using multiple services and rounds of editing on their books. See available editing packages.
No rush jobs
The average developmental editing job takes 4-5 weeks. It takes about 3-4 weeks for a line editing job and 1-2 weeks for copyediting. My goal as your editor is to help you produce your most polished work, one we can both be proud of. To do this, I need time, and for that reason, I do not offer rush services.
Copy editing is much like line editing. It too focuses on content, style, and an author's use of language. It also checks for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, in addition to checking for formatting issues.
Rates for developmental editing starts at $.020/word
Fiction - $.02; Non-fiction - $.025
Helps authors develop the content of their stories by listening to plot ideas, and then guiding authors on how to script those ideas into words that flow from page to page.
Involves reading through an author's manuscript and suggesting changes and ways to improve the overall structure and flow of the content while clarifying its message.
Book Synopsis and Blurbs
Offers help with writing book synopsis, book blurbs, and agent query letters for self-published authors and those seeking a traditional or small press publisher for their book.