Professional Services

Editing Services

NEW: I’ve expanded my services into nonfiction! I offer line editing for all nonfiction genres except religious. I also offer developmental editing for memoirs, writing/publishing craft, plus select miscellaneous genres such as herbalism, non-religious spiritual practices, personal development, and more.

I edit nearly every commercial fiction genre except religious. My specialties are teen fiction, new adult fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, urban fantasy, women’s fiction, LGBTQ+ fiction, and romance. For info about how I work, read my FAQs.

BIPOC and trans authors, I offer reduced rates. Contact me, and let’s chat!

**Please note, I’m not the right editor for the following:

  • non-consenting intercourse
  • explicit intercourse involving persons under the age of 18
  • harmful bigotry/violence against LGBTQ+, neurodivergence, mental illness, BIPOC, disability, etc.
  • extreme on-page violence
  • on-page abuse in any form
  • material with heavy religious themes/focus 

Suspense, action, and thrillers are great as long as the violence isn’t extreme. Also, minor/occasional religious references in your manuscript are totally fine as long as there isn’t bigotry against marginalized people or a heavy focus on religion. If you have questions, please email!

Below are the services I provide, along with their starting rate (listed in US dollars).

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Developmental Edits

Starting at $.013 per word (50k words = $650)

For fiction (or select nonfiction), I’ll provide a detailed critique within your manuscript on point of view, character arcs, showing vs. telling, romantic arc(s), description, sensory details, dialogue, setting, pacing, subplot, and plot. Total cost for these edits includes a half-hour zoom session or phone call to discuss revision strategies. If needed, subsequent rounds of developmental edits start at $.007 per word (50k words = $350). No line edits.

Line edits

Starting at $.013 per word (50k words = $650)

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

Edit Back Cover Copy

$45

I’ll provide line edits, plus ask questions and offer comments on unclear or confusing material. I’ll also give content feedback to ensure your cover copy is compelling and best reflects your manuscript. Please provide an outline or synopsis if I haven’t done developmental or line edits on the manuscript.

Write Back Cover Copy

$125

I’ll draft your book blurb/back cover copy for you. Please provide an outline or synopsis if I haven’t done developmental or line edits on the manuscript. After you review the first draft, I will provide up to two rounds of revisions for us to refine the cover copy as best as possible.

Edit One-Page Query Letter

$45

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 query pitch is compelling and best reflects the storyline. Please provide an outline or synopsis if I haven’t done developmental edits on the manuscript.

Edit Synopsis

$65

Up to six (6) double-spaced pages included. I’ll provide line edits, plus ask questions in-text and make comments on material I think is unclear or confusing. I’ll also offer content feedback to ensure your synopsis is compelling and best reflects the manuscript.

Book Coaching

$60 per hour

Need help brainstorming or plotting your manuscript? Too many book ideas and not enough focus? I can help! We can set reasonable writing goals, deadlines, fix saggy middles, iron out those plot or characterization issues, and much more.

I’m available for consultation via email, Skype, zoom, or phone, as a one-time or recurring event.

My consultation rate is charged in 1/2-hour increments and includes reading time of any material beforehand, such as outlines or existing pages, to prepare for our conversation.

Workshops

Price Varies, starting at $50

I offer online workshops to individuals and writing groups on a variety of topics, including deep point of view, plotting, writing short novels, writing romantic comedy, crafting high-concept stories, self-editing, critiquing, and more.

For individuals, I’ll email lessons and homework assignments directly. For groups, workshops can run anywhere from two hours to multi-week lessons.

Contact me directly regarding what workshop you’d like, how long it should run and in what format, and when you want it presented.