SERVICES

While I edit all genres of prose, I’m most familiar with science fiction, alternate history, fantasy, literary fiction, and memoir. (I may not be the right editor to help you with graphic horror or stories dealing heavily with abuse.) I am comfortable working in markets for adult or young adult.

If you know which service would work best for your manuscript, select it from the drop-down menu on the contact page. If you’re not sure, explain what you hope to get out of an editor, and we’ll discuss which services are best for you.

I’ll review a sample of your manuscript for an estimate and test edit. A sample is 15 pages (or one chapter) for a novella or book-length manuscript; 2–5 pages for a short story or essay. If your manuscript is under 15 pages, no sample is needed.

All manuscripts must be double-spaced and formatted with 1-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

Short stories starting at ~$150
Novels starting at ~$1,500

Recommended for: improving pacing; tightening up language, plot, characterization, and dialogue; ensuring consistency for characterization and world building/setting; filling in missing information for reader comprehension

Rates and hours are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Full Developmental Edit
  • Includes two read throughs, extensive in-line comments throughout the manuscript, light copy editing, and a summary form.
  • A 1-hour Skype or GoogleHangouts conference is recommended to address questions following your review of editorial comments.
Economy Developmental Edit
  • Includes one read through, in-line comments throughout the manuscript, light copy editing, and a summary form.
    Great for writers working on a budget!

COPY EDITING

Short stories starting at ~$100
Novels starting at ~$1,000

Recommended for: polishing a finished manuscript; correcting faulty spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation; correcting awkward or incorrect word usage; fixing transposed words or letters; ensuring consistency

Rates and hours are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Light Copy Edit
  • Includes one read through, in-line edits of major grammatical issues throughout the manuscript, and a summary of common errors.
    Great for writers who feel confident about their grammar!
Heavy Copy Edit
  • Includes one read through, in-line edits of major and minor grammatical issues throughout the manuscript, and a summary of common errors.

READER REVIEW

Short stories starting at ~$80
Novels starting at ~$660

Recommended for: initial feedback on an early draft; identifying plot holes and improving pacing, character arcs and world building; filling in missing information for reader comprehension; identifying areas for revision

Rates and hours are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Includes one read through and a summary form.
A 1-hour Skype or GoogleHangouts conference is recommended to address questions following your review of editorial comments.

NOVELIST QUERY CRITIQUE

Query Letter starting at ~$50
Synopsis starting at ~$40
Novel Sample (up to 50 pages) starting at ~$225
Query Package (query letter, synopsis, & sample) starting at ~$285

Recommended for: delivering a powerful and enticing query; crafting a dynamic and engaging synopsis; correcting faulty spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation; polishing your writing sample by emphasizing engaging information and tightening up language, description, characterization, and dialogue

Query Letter

Flat rate of $50 per query letter.

Includes in-line comments, light copy editing, and second look after you complete revisions.

Synopsis

Flat rate of $40 per single-spaced page for synopsis.

Includes one read through, in-line comments, and light copy editing.

Writing Sample

Rates and hours for writing samples are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Includes one read through, in-line comments throughout the manuscript, and light copy editing.

Query Package

Rates and hours are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Includes one read through, in-line comments throughout the manuscript, light copy editing, and a second look at the query letter after you complete revisions.

MFA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Personal statement starting at ~$15
Portfolio (up to 30 pages) starting at ~$85

Recommended for: refining and enhancing your personal statement; correcting faulty spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation; ensuring consistency; polishing your writing sample by improving pacing; tightening up language, plot, characterization, and dialogue

Rates and hours are determined by project length and complexity on a project-by-project basis. Send a sample for an estimate.

Includes one read through, in-line comments throughout the manuscript, and light copy editing.

FOLLOW-UP CONFERENCE

Starting at $35/hour

Recommended for: following up after reviewing editorial comments to address questions or discuss revisions

Includes 1-hour conference via Skype or GoogleHangouts
Text-based conferences can be arranged.

Need Something Else?

Contact me and we’ll discuss what editorial services you need and if I’m the best editor to supply them.

All queries and contact for editorial services should be made through the contact page. Make sure to select “Editing” from the drop-down menu as the reason for contact.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping to develop your work.