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Free 1,000 word sample
Though it's popular belief that editing is a very 'right vs. wrong' task, it's often the opposite. Editing is subjective! The English language is complicated, and it often breaks its own rules. A good editor can help you spot where something in the writing is subjectively correct, or objectively wrong.
This is why 1,000 word free sample edits are fantastic. It gives you, the author, a taste of how I work as an editor, and allows you to see if we're a good match for each other. Once you've received your sample you can then decide if you would like to continue with a full edit.
Manuscript assessments are useful things for authors. Editors don't make any markup or changes to the manuscript, instead reading the full manuscript and writing up in-depth feedback. They will provide information as to what the manuscript is lacking and needs improvement on, and what the manuscript is doing well in.
$35.00 per hour.
Developmental editing, also known as structural editing, is about the story itself. Are the characters well-developed? Are some lagging behind? Is a side character overpowering the main protagonist? Are there any scenes that could be removed, or swapped around in the timeline? Are there any scenes that this story would benefit from? Are there any plot holes? Is the narration head-hopping? These are the kinds of questions editors ask themselves when they are doing a developmental edit, and will provide comments or suggestions for any things they notice.
$8.50 per 1,000 words.
Copyediting, also known as line editing, is getting into the details of the writing. Is a sentence too long? Is the grammar use correct? Is the wording used understandable for the reader? Are the tenses consistent?
Punctuation, spelling, and grammar is what copyediting is all about, and what most people think of when they hear 'editor.'
My copyediting rates are divided between ‘basic’ and ‘heavy.’ These will correspond how much work the manuscript needs.
Basic - $6.50 per 1,000 words.
Heavy - $7.50 per 1,000 words.
Proofreading is a quicker editing phase, used for catching typos, extra or missing spaces, and occasional spelling and grammatical errors. In the traditional publishing world, proofreading is the last stage of editing. Proofreading is for relatively clean manuscripts, with minimal markups needed.
$9.50 per 1,000 words.
50 for $250
Editing is expensive, and not everyone can afford a full edit, so I have created the 50 for $250 package deal. This package includes development, copyediting, and proofreading for the first 50 pages of your manuscript.
If you're taking the self publishing path, or just someone who would like feedback and experience with an editor, the 50 for $250 deal provides a nice middle ground. You'll have 50 pages of full edits to help you with the rest of your manuscript.