Nothing can mar a good book more than a typo. And I've found a lot -- even in professionally published works. It can happen to the best of us, but in the worst scenario, it could cause potential readers to put down your book altogether and enter it into the dreaded "did not finish" shelf on Goodreads. Nobody deserves that!
This is where editorial work comes into play. It's the end stage of your book's editing process: it comes after beta reading, content editing, and developmental work, and before you send it off to get published.
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 more information about my payment plan, please visit my payment process page.
As with all editorial work, be sure that what you're submitting to me is your absolute final draft. The editorial work listed below does not include beta reading, content editing, or developmental work of any kind, unless ordered separately and discussed with me beforehand. Minor suggestions or questions involving clarity or pacing will be added on an individual basis, if necessary.
Tier 1: Copy Editing
$5 per 1,000 words
This is the first round of editing your novel will undergo. It focuses on clarity, readability, paragraph and sentence structure, dialogue enhancement and structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Tier 2: Proofreading*
$15 per 2,000 words
If you're looking for proofreading, it means you're almost to publication! I will proofread your novel for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, and sentence structure, as well as any potential issues from the copy editing stage.
Tier 3: Final Edit**
$25 per 3,000 words
Congrats! This is the final edit of your book, which means you're ready to publish. First, though, I will perform a laser-focused edit of your novel, inspecting the cover pages, introduction, acknowledgments, copyright page, table of contents, and more, as well as checking your indentations, spacing, page numbering, and chapter page accuracy. This edit includes a look at any potential issues from both the content editing and proofreading stages.
* Proofreading service should not be ordered without first receiving a copy edit.
** Final Edit service should not be ordered without first receiving a proofread.
[If you previously received a copy edit or proofread from an editor other than myself, that's perfectly fine! That means you'll order the service of the next tier up from what you've already received.]
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!