Editing

For more information about Editing and the Editing process, please read my About Editing page.


Evaluation

The process of reading a manuscript (usually a draft) and giving a written critique. This will not include any in-manuscript editing, however it is particularly useful if you have a manuscript you feel is lacking, or has been rejected a few times. The critique will be broken down into clear, digestible elements for the author to look over.

Fiction & Nonfiction
Standard Rate: $20/hour
Rush Rate: $25/hour


Developmental Editing

Generally good for first draft manuscripts or book/story concept, Developmental Editing will focus heavily on the foundation of the writing. Plot, Theme, Argument, Organization, Pace, Scene placement, etc. For more information about developmental editing, please visit my About Editing page.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Business Writing
Standard Rate: $30/hour*
Rush Rate: $40/hour
* While I am building my portfolio, I am offering a very special rate of $20/hour for my first 5 editing projects.


Substantive Editing

The process of editing a work for spelling, grammar, plot, pace, flow, character development, etc. This generally requires at least two passes through a manuscript to complete. For more information about substantive editing, visit my About Editing page.

Fiction & Nonfiction
Standard Rate: $30/hour*
Rush Rate: $40/hour
*While I am building my portfolio, I am offering a very special rate of $20/hour for my first 5 editing projects.


Line Editing

This process focuses on the overall readability of a written work. Sentences are evaluated on the basis of structure, grammar, and flow. Paragraphs, chapters, and scenes are ensured proper transitions. For more information on line editing, please visit my About Editing page.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Business
Standard Rate: $30/hour*
Rush Rate: $40/hour
*While I am building my portfolio, I am offering a very special rate of $20/hour for my first 5 editing projects.


Copy Editing

The traditional work of an editor – checking for spelling and grammar mistakes in a written work. This will not address structural or developmental editing, however. For more information on copy editing, please visit my About Editing page.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Business
Standard Rate: $30/hour*
Rush Rate: $40/hour
*While I am building my portfolio, I am offering a very special rate of $20/hour for my first 5 editing projects.


Proofreading

A final check for errors after a work has already been edited. Even the best editors make mistakes or miss little spelling or grammar issues here and there. Please know that proofreading only applies to works that have already been edited! This is usually a final pass before production. For more information on proofreading, please visit my About Editing page.

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Business
Standard Rate: $20/hour
Rush Rate: $25/hour