Not sure about committing? I'll do a free sample edit of the first 3 pages of your manuscript with no obligation to contract me for editing. This will help you know what to expect of me and the coaching, editing, or proofreading process and for both of us to see if we'll work well together. A completed sample edit can also help you determine what type of services may best serve you and your manuscript. Click one of the buttons on this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the editing conversation.
As a writing coach, I will
walk with you through your manuscript from the development and planning stages through to the final product. You will learn how
to communicate your ideas effectively and efficiently, AND you will learn how to
do it better on your own in
Coaching from initial idea to finished product: $100 reservation fee, to include four 30 minute phone coaching sessions over the course of the project. Email communication, project development, editing, and proofreading starting at $25 per hour. Hours to be determined by the size of the project and will be estimated before paying the reservation fee.
Coaching from rough draft to finished project: $100 reservation fee, to include four 30 minute phone coaching sessions over the course of the project. Email communication, project development, editing, and proofreading starting at $20 per hour. Hours to be determined by the size of the project and will be estimated before paying the reservation fee.
Coaching from edited draft to finished project: $50 reservation fee to include two 30 minute phone coaching session over the course of the project. Email communication, project development, editing, and proofreading starting at $20 per hour. Hours will be determined by the size of the project and and will be estimated before paying the reservation fee.
Using a well-trained eye, I will examine your manuscript for the big picture - flow, plot structure, and character development, - as well as paying attention to the details - grammar, word usage, punctuation, and spelling. Whether you want line or copy editing, I'd love to discuss how I can help.
Copyediting: from $0.01 per word. Copyediting checks for consistency in word usage, spelling, as well as in your plot, setting, and characters. This looks more closely at the technical side of writing, aiming to correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other writing or formatting issues.
Line Editing: from $0.015 per word. Line editing focuses on elements of a story or message and how well the story or message is communicated. This type of editing focuses on the tightness of the writing, unnecessary repetitions, scene confusion, naturalness of dialogue, pacing, and word usage. Line editing will help weed things out like using cliches, telling vs. showing, and extraneous words.
Editorial Assessment: Starting at $300. Not sure what your book needs? Want to know what the next step is? Unclear where your book is in the idea to ready-to-be-published spectrum? I will read over your manuscript and give you feedback on how it fits into the current market trends (what kind of writing editors and agents are looking for) and help you plan how to get your manuscript to the next level.
Is your manuscript almost ready for publication, but you want one more set of eyes on it? (Each manuscript should be seen by at least 4-5!) Then proofreading is just what you need. I will provide both an analysis of your overall message and text as well as correct spelling, grammar, and typing mistakes.
Proofreading: from $2.00/page. Proofreading is the final step before the submission or publishing process. This is when you get the last set of eyes on your manuscript before sending it to an agent, editor, or self-publish it. Take note! If you're planning to go the traditional publishing route, there is a very good chance that an agent or editor will be looking for different things than I will. I can't promise they won't make their own stylistic and market-bearing changes and suggestions. However, I can help you get your manuscript pristinely polished before you submit it. If you plan on self-publishing, this would be the last glance over the finished product to catch those cosmetic errors and typos that always seem to slip through the editing process.