Editing Services

General Information

As an author of any type of content, you have done the hard work. So first, congratulations! You did it! Now all you need is a guide, a trusted adviser, to help smooth out any potential issues. I act as that guide—a beacon—building a trusting partnership with you through kindly worded queries, astute suggestions, and changes that preserve your voice.

Instead of paying for multiple editors, you can hire me for your substantive  and copyediting needs in one packaged deal, saving you time and money. My package deal includes several editorial rounds, so I can focus in on every detail while also addressing big-picture issues.

Let me guide your writing by offering astute suggestions to enhance your organization, content, sentence structure, and/or word choice; by correcting grammar, usage, and punctuation errors; by ensuring consistency; and by offering valuable comments from the viewpoint of your prospective readers

My credentials

  • Completed professional development courses (see course list)
  • Earned my bachelor's in English education

  • Graded copious amounts of students' essays during my eight-year teaching career

Through voraciously reading fiction and lurking and contributing to grammar and punctuation forums, I have acquired a meticulous attention to detail while also considering the big picture.

Editing services I offer

  • Copyediting (line editing): Fixing erros with grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation; and making changes to sentence structure and word choice, ensuring your language is clear, fluid, and pleasurable to read.

  • Substantive editing (also known as developmental): suggesting and making changes to content, organization, and style—ensuring clear, coherent delivery. With fiction this means looking at plot, characters, setting, pacing, and point of view.

Resources for you

Visit my writer's resources center for articles and ebooklets focused on helping you.

My resource center offers resources in a variety of categories:

  • Working with an editor
  • Self-editing
  • Style sheets
  • Self-publishing tips
  • Fiction writing tips
  • Nonfiction writing tips

Rates

My rates include three passes. My process is different for fiction and nonfiction and the various levels of editing, but all include three passes. 

BOOK, WEBSITE, BLOG, OR BUSINESS EDITING

  • Copyediting: $0.01–$0.02 per word

  • Substantive Editing: $0.02–$0.03 per word

  • Copy & substantive package: $0.024–$0.04 per word

Rates depend on the depth of editing needed. After I complete a free four-page sample edit, I will determine your rate.

For small projects, I charge $50.00 for the first 1,500 words, and then my per-word rate for all words after that.

RESUME, BIO, AND COVER LETTER EDITING

ACADEMIC FEEDBACK

  • Academic content being submitted for a grade (feedback and minor light editing only):$3.00 per page.
  • Academic content not being submitted for a grade (full editing): $6.00 per page.

  • If you need help writing your academic content, please check out my essay writing help

Ready to discuss a possible partnership?

Just click the button below to get a quote, and let's start writing your future.

Portfolio

Total to date: 6 Children’s Books and 1 Chapter book

  • Grandpa’s Boots
  • Katie Lou and Maxie Mike’s Dragon Adventure
  • Katie Lou and Maxie Mike’s Wild West Adventure
  • The Cupboard: Book 1
  • Mariposa’s Wings
  • Lola’s Ballon
  • No Ballet for Lola

Total to date: 6 websites

Edited specific content for their website:

Samples of my editing:

*Note: Most self-marketing content I write entirely or rewrite extensively, so check out my content writing page. 

I edited a few blogs for this company before taking over the writing entirely.

Total to date: 7 Technical Documents, 4 Business Documents, 3 Academic Pieces

Samples of my editing:

Reviews

5 Stars

Katie is very honest and professional. I would not hesitate to hire her for more projects. She provided me with great feedback on my essay.

Academic Content

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