Need an Editor?
I can help.
A one time critique of your Query Letter that includes overall feedback, line edits, and in-document comments. Please keep in mind that a synopsis/summary of your story will help make the critique more accurate and relevant.
$0.006 US / word
One editorial pass of your book. This will include in-manuscript notes and an editorial content letter pointing out general overall issues in the manuscript (plot, character development, world-building, and repetition/redundancy).
$0.015 US / word
One copy-edited pass of your book. This will include an extensive in-manuscript copy edit to correct grammar/timeline errors and proofread your book using CMOS guidelines. Included in this package will be a style sheet with character/word use/timeline notes. Resources used are the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. A style sheet will be provided.
$0.003 US / word
I can also provide sensitivity reading for city living, mixed-race culture, marriage and children, mental illness (specializing in anxiety and eating disorders), blended families, adoption, and chronic diseases/disabilities.
Have questions? Just ask! Ready to Book? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk about your project!
Please note: Though I hope my services will help you improve your manuscript and your skills as a writer, hiring an editor is not a guarantee of representation, publication, or sales.
FAQ and Policies
Payment Policy: All services under $100 must be paid in full up front in order to secure booking. A 50% deposit may be used as a downpayment to secure booking for all services $150 or over. The final 50% must be paid upon completion of the service in order to receive the final product. All payments are only accepted through PayPal. An invoice will be sent via email for each booked service.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible. For smaller critiques, your payment is refundable up until the day I start working on it. After that, it is nonrefundable. For full manuscripts, your money is fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to two weeks in advance. If you cancel less than two weeks in advance, there is a 20% cancellation fee. This is due to the fact that these projects are booked months in advance and it can be difficult to fill a last minute vacancy.
What experience do you have? I have a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in English Language Arts/Secondary Education. I multi-racial American writer, copyeditor, and editor based in New York. I began my freelance editorial career in 2010. I have interned for Entangled, and participated in Tessera Editorial's mentorship program.
What format should my manuscript be in?
Please send your MS as a .doc or .docx file. I use Word and track changes to make the edits. Also, your MS needs to be in the traditional MS format: Times New Roman, Size 12; double-spaced.
Is there any category or genre you won't edit?
I don't particularly have an interest in historical or historical/Regency romance and would likely be hesitant to edit one. I'm also pretty open in terms of content, but books that heavily feature rape, torture, animal cruelty/death and/or violence to children would be better suited with another editor. If there's something specific you're concerned about, just ask.