The best way to see if we’ll work well together is to ask for a sample edit—I’m happy to provide one, FREE of charge. It’s a win-win, really. You’ll be able to see if how I edit matches your vision; I’ll get a feel for your flow and voice. We’ll both have a better idea what type of edit your manuscript needs.
Still not sure? I offer complimentary consultations so we can find what best fits your needs and/or budget.
My goal is to make your writing seem effortless and the editing invisible.
(Fast math for writers: $500 per 50K)
What I do: I tighten prose, ensure consistency in language and style, and enhance your voice to best serve the story. I include comments and suggestions as needed. If you’re looking for a single-pass, this is your best value—it’s the most time-consuming but also the most comprehensive edit.
(Fast math for writers: $250-350 per 50K)
What I do: This is the nuts-and-bolts edit. I polish grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and look for any discrepancies in the manuscript. This is likely the final step before you get the book ready for publication, and quite possibly my very favorite type of editing. It’s the most commonly required edit and happens before a proofread.
(Fast math for writers: $150 per 50K)
What I do: Proofreading (usually) happens after a book is formatted (reading the proofs or galleys in book format). It’s the final-final step before you hit the ‘publish’ button. I look for any typo or formatting issues that valiantly made it past the copy-editing stage.
I offer special multi-pass and multi-book packages for those who want more.
Fees vary depending on your specific needs.