AFFORDABLE BOOK EDITING SERVICES
Copy editing is the best choice if you would like me to edit your manuscript and leave my comments and (constructive, not catty) criticisms in-line, while also paying close attention to your style, tone, and voice. I will catch and fix any inconsistencies or spelling/grammatical errors along the way.
You can expect to receive a clean manuscript with all comments, insertions, and deletions made in-line. I will also create a style sheet or work to any pre-written style sheet you may have.
Proofreading is the final step in preparing a manuscript for publication. I will read through your work with absolute scrutiny, to check for any hard-to-see errors such as spelling mistakes, missing or misplaced punctuation, inconsistencies, or any other fault you wouldn't want to see in a published book.
Due to the nature of the job (i.e. proofreading is concerned with the finer details rather than the concept, structure, or plot), I can proofread all genres—fiction and non-fiction.
(AKA HEAVY COPY EDITING)
Based on an initial assessment of your manuscript (during the sample edit stage), line editing may be recommended instead of copy editing. This is often the case when more in-depth editing is required to address awkward phrasing, clumsy sentence structure, major inconsistencies, unintentional tense switches, and difficulty maintaining voice, etc. Due to the extra time and attention this service requires, it carries a separate fee.
I'll read your manuscript in full and give you a detailed analysis of every element: style, plot, characterization, theme, tone, etc. in a personalized editorial letter, with detailed in-line comments so you can see exactly which parts of your novel need to shift or change.
After you've read my notes and revised your manuscript, I'll schedule you for a second read and provide my detailed thoughts on the changes you've made. You can expect my in-line comments, insertions, and deletions on both the first and second read.
I can read your full manuscript (or part of it) and offer my advice and thoughts as in-line comments that will cover all the main storytelling elements such as style, plot, characterization, worldbuilding, theme, tone, etc., to guide your revisions and redrafts.
This service does not involve any level of editing and I will not alter your manuscript in any way. For my developmental editing service, please see above.
Got a project that doesn't quite fit into any of the listed categories? Maybe you're looking for a freelance editor to work with you on web content, marketing copy, or a non-fiction project? Need a query letter or synopsis edit?
Don't be shy! I'm always happy to discuss work that falls outside the box, and I'll gladly quote a price that suits both of us. Please email me to discuss your editorial needs.