Easy math for writers:
$625 per 50K words
Thinning the Forest
A line edit focuses on the scenes and paragraphs, tightening down sentences to make the scenes flow–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.
Easy Math for Writers:
$375 per 50K words
Shaping the Trees
A copyedit narrows the focus to sentences and words. I might still suggest paragraph changes, but most likely we’ll be paring down verbiage, 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.
*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:
$200 per 50K words
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.
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.
What Clients Say
April is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is fast, efficient, and incredibly collaborative in all interactions. April takes an immense sense of pride in her work and the quality is exceptional. I am looking forward to continuing to engage April for years to come. Highly recommend!
I cannot say enough about the positive experiences I’ve had with April Bennett. She crafted a detailed and smart edit for my book, Conversations With the Tuesday Night Girls, and did so swiftly. I learned a thing or two about punctuation and how to keep the book focused and true to its message. But the crowning moment for me was when she agreed to format my paperback book for Amazon. This, a gift to me, a girl with absolutely no computer savvy. She did a beautiful job. I’m happy to say my book is now available for printing thanks to April’s keen eye and attention to detail. Thank you April!
I worked with April on my third book and WOW! The difference in the quality, and how much I learned from that single edit was amazing!
I highly recommend April for a thorough, professional job as well as her being a supportive and nice person to work with!
As an author there are few things more important than finding a quality editor you can trust to be quick, reliable, and accurate. April is all of those things and more.
She is skilled at not only providing an excellent service, but doing it at a fair cost and with a gentle hand. Her ability to professionally edit while still maintaining an author’s voice and intention is second to none.
I would recommend her to any writer, new and experienced alike, looking to add polish and flow to their prose.
I found my courage and created a habit to take on writing my very first book. When I was finished it was obvious I needed help from an editor that could help me correct my mistakes, and find the best way to present my words. I went through five editors before finding April. She provided her sample edit, and I knew she was the right editor. Every change she made improved my writing. I don’t know when I’ll write another book, but I do know who I’ll have edit it.
April copy edited and is still editing new content for my site one-footprint.com and she is absolutely amazing! She gets what I meant to say and finds better ways of expressing it where I stumble. She is very easy to work with, very respectful, and her insights on mastering the English language are fantastic.
I am an international master’s student majoring in Musicology and I had a pleasure of working with April for the past few months. Not only that April has helped me with grammar and syntax in my papers, but more importantly she would kindly suggest and point out every possible section that needed improvement, and helped me to take it to the next level. Moreover, April was always so prompt and quick: often she would tweak my assignments within 24h and we never ever missed the deadline.
The words cannot express how grateful I am for her being willing to work with me, and expertise. Highly recommended, especially if one is a writer-musician. Thank you, April!
April was a fantastic proofreader for my novel: Feathers, Tails & Broomsticks.
Her communication was easy and timely. She was a joy to work with (and well-priced). April said my manuscript was clean, so it took her less than a week to proofread, making small suggestive comments along the way (nothing heavy, always politely). April’s keen eye caught things (like a character having too many hands) that I never would have seen! She also left charming comments on the book which made me smile. So grateful. I’ll definitely be coming back for more when I’ve written my next book! Absolutely 5 star-service here.
I began working with April early 2018, after posting in a large editor’s group. I was on the hunt for a new partner in crime. Because that’s what I wanted–a partner. Someone who cared about my work, as well as my person. I found that in spades with April. 2018 hasn’t turned out, at all, how I expected. Family took priority, and my production spiraled to the lowest it’s ever been. At no time did April make me feel like a failure.
She lifted me up, more times than I can count, and urged me towards the finish line whilst also catering to my emotional and physical health. Editing is her job, but she’s never once made me feel like I’m a paycheck. And, down to the meat of the business side, she’s an excellent editor. Her turn-around time is amazing. I’ve had to toss a short story her way with 2 days’ notice, and she’s barreled it back at me with her usual level of notes, corrections, and suggestions.
She’s dedicated, and loves stories. That’s easy to tell. I can imagine her spiraling around in Beast’s library, soaking in all the delicious books. She’s a veritable Belle-in-reality, red pen in hand. An editor without that sort of passion isn’t the kind I want. I’m looking forward to so many fruitful years with April, to building our relationship, to becoming dear heart friends. I know 2019 will be my best year yet, because I have her in my corner. If you’re on the fence, take a chance on her. Send her a sample. She’s amazing.
I just wanted to put in a plug for this fantastic editor April Bennett. She is not only crazy smart, she is funny, direct but kind, and best of all as a published romance writer herself, she understands the amount of heart and soul that goes into each and every book an author writes. I am a better writer thanks to her skills and advice.
Let me tell you, April is amazing! I found her through a mutual friend recommendation and her copy line edits are awesome! My last book she worked on, she helped me with the flow which I’ve gotten amazing feedback about. If you’re hesitant to try her, don’t be. You’ll wish you found her sooner!
Once again, April proved to be a fantastic proofreader for my second book.
When I started out as an author (now full-time), it was overwhelming to try to find an editor. There were so many to choose from, but when I sent April a sample of my work (I may have added tiny mistakes just to check 😉) she caught them all and even noticed since the rest was so smooth that they had to be intentional (even things like a slightly misspelled made-up word).
April is someone upon whom I now thoroughly rely. She is always a joy to work with and caters to my schedule wherever possible and often finishes a few days before her deadline, because she’s just that good. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend April as an editor and I’m so glad I never have to worry about that part of my writing process again. I’m more than happy to leave my books in her hands, knowing that she will be efficient, kind and positive. Her communication was always friendly and fast, and she knows how to treat a writer’s book-baby.
As always, five-star service from April. 😊
April gave me some much-needed peace of mind by copyediting the fall issue of the program book for the Idaho Falls Symphony. She squeezed the project in on short notice and I trusted her fully because of her amazing editing skills and her knowledge of classical music. She is supportive and understanding, and caught things that I NEVER would have seen. Her work was incredibly helpful, and I can’t wait to work with her again in the future!