AFFORDABLE BOOK EDITING
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.
£0.008 GBP / $0.011 USD per word
Copy editing is the best choice if you would like me to read through 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/deletions made in-line. I can also create style guides, or work to any pre-written style guides you might have.
£0.01 GBP / $0.014 USD per word
Developmental (substantive) editing is the first, most thorough stage of the editing process. I will read your manuscript in full and then give you a detailed analysis of every element: style, plot, characterization, theme, tone, etc. I will provide all of this in a personal editorial letter, with detailed in-line comments so you can see exactly which parts of your novel need to shift or change.
After you have taken some time to read through my notes and revise your manuscript, I'll schedule you in for a second read-through ('second pass') and provide my detailed thoughts on the changes you've made. You can expect my in-line comments/insertions/deletions on both the first and second read-through.
£0.015 GBP / $0.02 USD per word
QUERY LETTER/SYNOPSIS EDITING
Think of your query letter or book synopsis like a written job interview and it's easy to see why it should be polished and professional.
I am experienced at writing (successful) query letters and book synopses. My editorial training, meticulous attention to detail, and real-life contact with literary agents will all come into play when I'm working on your query letter and synopsis.
Whether you're hoping to submit for representation or pitch for publication, I can help you to craft the sort of introduction that will get read, not tossed aside.
£45.00 GBP / $60.00 USD - Cover Letter only
£54.00 GBP / $70.00 USD - Synopsis only
£80.00 GBP / $100.00 USD - Cover Letter and Synopsis
I can read your full manuscript (or part of it) and offer my advice and comments in a detailed editorial letter that will cover all the main elements such as style, plot, characterization, worldbuilding, theme, tone, etc., to guide your revisions and redrafts.
This service does not include in-line comments and I will not alter your manuscript in any way. For my developmental editing service, please see above.
£0.004 GBP / $0.005 USD per word
BESPOKE EDITORIAL SERVICES
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 website content, marketing copy, or a non-fiction project?
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.