Because everyone has a story to tell.
Maybe you’re just starting out with writing. Maybe you’ve been at it long enough to get some rejections–and not understand why. Whether you’re writing with a market in mind or just to get your story down on paper, when it’s time to publish, having an experienced editor on your side will help you.
As an editor for a variety of publishers, I’ve worked with hundreds of writers just like you. Writers who need a little coaching, writers who need a little push, writers who need some direction. From self-published, how-to books to paranormals to the wildest romance and fantasy, I can help you organize your story, find a consistent voice, determine a point-of-view (POV), and mine your piece for symbols and imagery that will resonate with readers–and editors.
There are different types of editing available; you may need only one type or several:
Copy editing - Edit material for standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, including simple suggestions for revision to author, using The Chicago Manual of Style.
Substantive/developmental editing- Edit material for structure, clarity, completeness, organization, plot, pacing, characterization, and topic coverage as appropriate for fiction and non-fiction titles. Recommend revisions to improve readability, marketability, and mechanics with extensive suggestions to author. My experience includes romance, horror, paranormals, GLBT, thrillers, memoir, how-to, and business. (This is my specialty. If I do a developmental edit for you, I’ll sub out the copy editing because after a DE I’m much too close to the material to copy edit the manuscript.)
Book doctor - Implement developmental edit suggestions and extensively revise manuscript. Includes one round of author feedback and revisions.
Editorial Evaluation - Provide you with an overview for structure, clarity, completeness, organization, plot, pacing, characterization, and topic coverage as appropriate for fiction and non-fiction titles. This is a precursor to a developmental edit. If you’re an advanced writer and don’t need a full DE, an Editorial Evaluation may be all you need. If you’re a beginning writer and aren’t sure where to start, an EE can give you a sense of what revisions to make. Rates start at $250 for 40,000 words or less.
Current clients include AARP, JMS Books, New York Life Insurance Company, Samhain Publishing, Torquere Press, and freelance projects. I offer editorial evaluations, full-scale developmental edits, a combination EE and DE service, and copy editing.
Isn’t it time to write? Because you’ve got a story to tell.
Editorial Freelancers Association This will give you a sense of professional editing rates.
Resume and job experience for editing and proofreading. Member, Authors Guild and Editorial Freelancers Association.