Developmental editing is perhaps the most important work you can do to help your novel -- and your writing career -- succeed. The editing your book receives could mean the difference between a flop or the next best seller.
My editing services are built in easy-to-understand tiers, with upfront costs and quick turnaround times. I base my pricing off of word counts rather than page count, meaning that you're paying for the exact amount you've written and not for estimations. For information on how the payment process works, please visit my payment process page.
As with any editing work, be sure you're sending me your highest quality of work. All developmental work is done with the goal of bringing out the nuances of your novel and ensuring that it reaches its fullest potential in every way -- developmental editing is not focused on rewriting, changing your individual voice, the tone of the book, or your unique style, and these prices do not include copy editing, extensive rewriting, or proofreading. For help with any of those services, please check out my editorial work page.
Tier 1: Beta Reading
$5 per 4,000 words
An honest opinion from a reader's perspective. This is best done for smaller samples of work or for short stories under 4,000 words. With beta reading, I focus on potential issues with clarity, audience engagement, readability, intrigue, and discuss any issues that may impact readership. For orders over 4,000 words, I suggest content editing or developmental editing. However, trying out a $5 beta reading sample is an fast, inexpensive way for me to suggest the best option for your novel's individual needs.
Tier 2: Content Editing
$25 per 4,000 words*
A look at the deeper elements of your novel, including world building, character development, character arcs (wants, goals, and motivations), backstory and set-up, dialogue, point of view and tense, plot holes or inconsistencies with characters, as well as all potential issues covered in beta reading.
Tier 3: Developmental Editing
$50 per 4,000 words* - BEST DEAL
A full X-ray of your novel, focused on bringing your book to its fullest potential. This edit focuses on plot structure - both macro (full novel) and micro (individual scenes and chapters/acts), pacing, tension building, solidifying a strong beginning, middle, and an ending that knocks it out of the park. This service also includes all potential issues covered by content editing and beta reading, as well as minor rewriting where necessary to improve strength or clarity.
* indicates that a service is best used for FULL NOVELS or NOVELLAS rather than samples, snippets, or word counts under 25,000.
Manuscript wish list:
Fantasy (high, low, and anything between!), YA and NA novels, dystopian, survival stories (end of the world, EMP, etc.), sci-fi (preferably without aliens), contemporary, chick-lit and romance, historical fiction, paranormal and paranormal romance (vampire and shifter), witches/magic, realistic fantasy, retellings, faeries (the darker, the better!).
LGBTQA+ and POC/diverse characters a HUGE plus!