Editing is a must if you're considering self-publication. Traditionally published authors have an editor handed to them, but self-publishers generally aren't so lucky. Hopefully I can help!
Finding editing services can be daunting, and many times you're hiring someone without any idea of the face behind the screen. You can, of course, read my About Me, but know I'm an avid reader and budding writer who wants to help you get your book to its best form! If you have any questions about any of my services, or want to know more about me, please feel free to contact me.
I am, of course, willing to look at shorter projects for any of the services I provide. Prices can be discussed, but will be derived from the listed costs. Payment plans are also an option!
I will gladly provide a free sample edit of up to 2,500 words to make sure I am the right person for the job!
Please review the editing services below. If you are in need of something else not listed, just ask! I am sure we can work something out! My inbox is always open.
Also known as proofreading, basic editing services look at grammatical and cosmetic errors. This is the least comprehensive editing, and is best used as a final look before publishing. Beyond the errors mentioned above, I would also watch for any glaring mistakes (i.e. name changes, tense changes, etc).
COST: $100 @ 50,000-60,000 words
$125 @ 60,000-80,000 words
$150 @ 80,000-100,000 words
$175 @ 100,000-125,000 words
A partial edit is also known as copy editing. Including basic services, this would look at flow, style, and consistency. Do your scenes and chapters flow well together? Are your sentence structures varying and interesting? Are there any major plotholes? Is part of the story not fleshed out?
COST: $200 @ 50,000-60,000
$235 @ 60,000-80,000
$270 @ 80,000-100,000
$300 @ 100,000-125,000
Let me take a look at what an agent looks for! I'll review your book blurb, and make sure your hook and summary are the best they can possibly be. Along with that, I'll look at your first 50 pages (3 or 4 chapters, depending on length). I would edit both for clarity and content, then share my thoughts. Was it intriguing, did it grab me? That first look is what grabs and keeps your readers, so even as a self-published author, this is important!
COST: $50 for both, or $10 for just the book blurb
A full content edit, also known as a line edit. This includes basic and partial, as well as looking at characterization and growth, sub-plots, and overall structure. I would also include my impression as a reader, and answer any questions/points you want me to focus on. This is your book's total face lift!
COST: $300 @ 50,000-60,000
$350 @ 60,000-80,000
$400 @ 80,000-100,000
$450 @ 100,000-125,000
Let's trade manuscripts! This option is not always available, but this is essentially beta reading. I'll give you feedback as a reader if you'll do the same for me. Trading manuscripts (or even just a few chapters) is free!