Offerings

After reviewing the following options, contact me to get started with a complimentary mini-review. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

As I work with both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, some details apply more to one or the other. Specific parameters will be adjusted to meet your needs.

Structural/Developmental Editing

Your first official draft is as good as you can make it, and now it’s time to let a pro tear it apart. Just kidding! It is time, however, to get a big picture review before moving on to the copy editing phase. I will review your manuscript to ensure organization, character development, and flow. I will make sure that chapters and major plot points are in the right places. Rather than comments/changes being directly in the text, you will receive a document that refers to the text as it relates to each area. I will address any questions you may have and review an additional draft once you have integrated the suggested changes that work for you.

Pricing: $0.0075/word

Copy Editing

Your manuscript has been through a professional structural/developmental edit and has been revised to ensure organization, character development, and flow. Large structural changes are not needed at this point, but a good tidying up is.

Here’s what I’ll be paying specific attention to:

  • Faulty spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Incorrect homonyms and other spell check oversights (there, their, they’re, etc.)
  • Consistency in  specific cross-references
  • Consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization.
  • Checking for proper sequencing (such as alphabetical order) in lists and other displayed material.
  • Changing text and headings to achieve parallel structure.
  • Inappropriate figures of speech.
  • Continuity of plot, setting, and character traits, and querying the discrepancies.
  • Enforcing consistent style and tone in a multi-author manuscript.
  • Effective sentence structure and formatting
  • Inconsistencies in style
  • Word choice and flow
  • Pacing

Pricing: $0.02 per word (50K words=$1000)

Proofreading

This is the final check before uploading to the self-publishing platform of your choice (Book Baby, Amazon, Smashwords, etc.). Your book has been critiqued by beta readers and has been through the hands of a copy editor and developmental editor, or at least someone you trust to make sure your book is the best it can be. The last thing you want is for readers to be distracted by pesky errors that pull them out of the story and give indie publishing a bad name.

My sharp eyes are constantly finding little mistakes in indie books (and yes, sometimes traditionally published books as well) that have been copy edited and proofread. These authors are putting out a fantastic story and I wish I could help them out. It’s like someone getting all glammed up for a big event and no one has told them their tag is sticking out or that their socks don’t match. Don’t let this happen to you!

I, being human, cannot 100% guarantee that your book will be completely error free after I’m done with it, but perfection is what I aim for and I am an over-achiever.

Here’s what I’ll be paying specific attention to:

  • Pacing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax
  • Typos
  • verb tense
  • capitalization

Pricing: $0.005 per word (50K words=$250)

*Coming Soon*

Create Space Package (for those who have a finished manuscript that needs formatting, uploading, and account creation)

0-60 Package (for those who need not only a wordsmith but a project manager to see you through from start to publish)

Jumpstart Package (for those with a brilliant idea but a blank page)