Editing Services


Easy math for writers:
75,000–90,000 words =

Thinning the Forest

A line edit takes in the whole picture. You want the reader to follow the story without having to work at it.

I help you tighten prose, ensure consistency in language and style, and enhance your voice to best serve the story.  I include suggestions and comments as needed. If you’re looking for a single pass, this is your best value—it’s the most comprehensive edit I offer.

In addition to the line edit itself, you’ll also receive a one-hour consultation to be used at your discretion throughout the course of your project’s journey.


Easy Math for Writers:
75,000–90,000 words =

Pruning Branches

copyedit focuses on the sentences and words. I might still suggest paragraph changes, but generally we’ll streamline the text, making sure the sentences flow one into the next in an effortless and beautiful way. We’ll remove any ‘clunkiness’ of repetitive words and phrases, identify redundancies in the story and overall polish your book.

This is where your novel fully comes into its own and our goal is that the story will seem to tell itself.

In addition to the copyedit itself, you’ll also receive a one-hour consultation to be used at your discretion throughout the course of your project’s journey.

*While I proofread along the way, revision errors can sneak into a manuscript. I recommend a final round of proofreading for any document, preferably in its final formatted state.


Easy Math for Writers:
75,000–90,000 = 

Inspecting the Leaves

You want your book or project to be as error free as possible. Proofreading is meant to catch any typographical errors, which include extra spaces, incorrect punctuation, and misspelled or misplaced words (for example, is when you meant it).

Technically, proofreading happens after a book is formatted, and is the final step before publication. While I prefer to read the formatted book, I’m also happy to proofread your final Word document.

My goal is to give you the most polished product achievable. This means that in addition to proofreading, I may occasionally step into my copyeditor shoes if the need arises. I try not to do it often, but if I see a discrepancy in the text, I’ll bring it to your attention.


Fees Vary

From Thinning to Shaping to Final Inspection

Working with a client from beginning to end is a special kind of pleasure. I offer two- and three-pass options for those who want to partner through the entirety of the project.

It’s best to schedule a consultation for multi-pass services which will be tailored to your individual needs.


April is a delight to work with. I’ve used her services on a few projects now and I always feel confident that my work is in good hands and that I’m getting a perfectly polished product. She has great attention to detail and went above and beyond my expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to use any of April’s services!

— Samantha Wilde

ACES, American Copy Editors' Society