Professional Services

Editing Services

I edit almost every genre in fiction, though my specialities are teen fiction, new adult fiction, and romance. I edit most lengths of manuscripts, from short stories to lengthy novels (up to approx. 150,000 words max). I also edit query letters, back cover copy, and synopses. 

Below are the services I provide (prices listed in US dollars).

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Content Critiquing (Developmental Edits)

$.01 per word (50k words = $500)

I’ll focus solely on the story, providing in-depth thoughts within the manuscript on point of view, characterization, showing vs telling, description, sensory details, dialogue, setting, pacing, plot, etc. If needed, I can also brainstorm possible solutions with you after I deliver the manuscript to help fix content issues (please note, I often do so inside the manuscript, making comments and suggestions as I go). No line edits. Subsequent rounds of developmental edits are charged at the same rate, but you may choose to have me either read the full manuscript again or just the parts that were revised.

Line Edits

$.01 per word (50k words = $500)

I’ll identify the following: awkward or unclear sentences, repetition of sentence patterns, overused words/phrases (“crutch” words), inauthentic-sounding dialogue, body parts acting independently, dangling modifiers, noun/pronoun mismatch, grammar and syntax errors, etc., plus make suggestions as needed for corrections. I’ll also correct any punctuation errors/typos I find. No content edits.

Medium-level content critiquing with line edits

$.015 per word (50k words = $750)

I’ll provide full line edits, plus offer a critique on any overall content issues I find within the manuscript (overall issues in characterization, plot holes, pacing problems, etc). This isn’t a thorough critique and is intended for those wanting to just make sure they didn’t miss something big.

The Works

$.02 per word (50k words = $1000)

I’ll provide full line edits, plus thoroughly critique the content, pointing out both issues and strengths. This can be done in one or two rounds (two is greatly recommended); if you choose two rounds, the first would be developmental edits, and the second would be line edits.

Edit 1-Page Query Letter

$30

I’ll provide line edits, and ask questions and make comment on elements I feel are unclear. (NOTE: it helps to include your synopsis). I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your query pitch is compelling and best reflects the storyline.

Edit back cover copy

$30

I’ll provide line edits, and ask questions and make comment on elements I feel are unclear. I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your cover copy is compelling and best reflects the storyline.

Write Back Cover Copy

$100

You provide me with your synopsis, and I will draft your back cover copy. After you review it, you may request up to two rounds of revisions/edits so we can refine the cover copy as best as possible.

Edit up to 5-page (double-spaced) synopsis

$50

I’ll provide line edits, and ask questions and make comment on elements I feel are unclear. I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your synopsis is compelling and best reflects

Book Coaching

$50/hr

I provide book coaching and writing career consultation via Skype/Google chat/telephone.

Need help brainstorming/plotting your novel? Unsure of what direction you want to go in with your writing career? Can’t seem to start or finish your book? Too many ideas and not enough focus? Let’s work together! We can set concrete and reasonable goals, writing deadlines, chat times, and more.

My consultation rate is $50 an hour, charged in 1/2-hour increments. If you provide me with accompanying material beforehand to prepare for our conversation, those are charged at .01/word.

Workshops

I offer online workshops on a variety of topics, including trends, submission do’s and don’t’s, branding, self-editing, self-publishing tips, writing deep point of view, and more.

I also offer in-person workshops for your local writing group or chapter!