Editing Services

General Information

As an author of any type of content, you have done the hard work. So first, congratulations! You did it! Since it can be nerve wracking to let someone else critique your work, you need 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 editing 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.

My credentials

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

  • Graded copious amounts of student 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 errors with grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation; suggesting changes to sentence structure and word choice, ensuring your language is clear, fluid, and pleasurable to read; and ensuring consistency.

  • Substantive editing (also known as developmental): suggesting and making changes to content and organization—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, 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, COVER LETTER, OR PERSONAL STATEMENT EDITING

  • 1 page document basic edit: $30.00
  • Over one page basic edit: $50.00

  • Some rewriting is needed:$80.00

  • Extensive rewriting needed: Check out my content writing pagefor prices.

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 Picture Children’s Books, 1 Children’s Book, 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:

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

Samples of my editing:

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

Total to date: 6 Business Documents and 5 Academic Pieces

Samples of my editing:

Reviews

5 Stars

Extremely quick turnaround, great communication, and a solid job proofreading my resume!

Resume

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