Reading a Book
The 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! 
First Chapter Critique

This is the first step an author takes to make sure their book packs the right amount of pizazz!

A first chapter critique checks for:

The Hook

Character development


Dialogue discrepancies

Developmental Editing

This focuses on the overall content of an author’s manuscript.

Developmental editing checks for:

Story organization

Plot holes

Character development


Dialogue discrepancies

$0.035/Word (Fiction)

$0.045/Word (Nonfiction)

Line Editing

This focuses on content, style, and an author's use of language.

Line editing checks for:

Content & style


Gender neutrality.


Logic and clarity.

$0.030/Word (Fiction)

$0.040/Word (Nonfiction)

Copy Editing

This focuses on content and style as well as grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors

Copy editing checks for:

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors


Table of contents


$0.023/Word (Fiction)

$0.024/Word (Nonfiction)

Book Formatting

This focuses on the overall formatting of an author’s manuscript.

Print and eBooks for:

Ingram Spark

Amazon KDP

(The price quoted below is for simple novels. The price will vary for non-fiction books with images, footnotes, endnotes, and other additional content)

$0.023/Word (Fiction)

$0.024/Word (Nonfiction)

Story Development

Helps authors develop their stories by listening to plot and story line ideas, and then guiding authors on how to script those ideas into words that flow from page to page.

Manuscript Review

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.

Editorial Assessment

Offers editorial strategies and advice to authors who need it. This involves reviewing content and brainstorming the best ways to salvage its essence and make it better.