If you are looking for a meticulous editor to prepare your manuscript for publication, look no further. I offer a full range of editorial services. My rates vary depending upon the shape of your manuscript, but my fees will be determined using a formula based on word or page count, an hourly rate ranging between $60-100, and the kind of editing you need. Contact me for a manuscript assessment, and I will be able to get a sense of your project and prepare an estimate for you.
Hiring a skilled professional editor is an investment in your book, and your book is an investment in your future. I encourage you to contact me to see if we are a good fit, and I look forward to hearing from you!
A good developmental editor will do a thorough read-through and offer you constructive feedback on how well your project is coming together at the global level. You will receive detailed, written comments on the effectiveness of these elements:
- Structure, plot flow, and pacing
- Point of view
- Dialogue, setting, and character development
- Narrative and character arcs
- Organization, paragraphing, transitions
- Content (developing, cutting, rearranging for clarity)
As your manuscript gets closer to publication, you will want to have a skilled copy editor do a thorough read-through at the sentence level and offer constructive feedback on the following:
- Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style 16e and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11e
- Language usage (repetition, cliché, awkwardness)
Ghostwriting (rate varies depending on project)
You have a story to tell and need me to write it? No problem! Whether you need to write an article, a chapter for a textbook, or a memoir, contact me so we can discuss your idea and gather your materials. I work mainly via email and telephone to generate your manuscript through recorded or transcribed interviews.
To get a better sense of what it’s like to work with an editor and what it actually costs to have your project carefully looked over and readied for publication, you might find [this article] by writer Wendy Laura Belcher useful.