DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING | $800
Because the only thing worse than clumsy wording and repetition are clumsy wording and repetition. (Point made.) Meet the detail-oriented edit that improves clarity and flow, eliminates words that hang up a reader, and clean up convoluted sentences. Facts are checked and corrected, sections are (sometimes) rearranged, and subheads & chapters are subject to shakeups. As a bonus, proofreading is included after you’ve wrapped up your rewrites. Whether you’re submitting straightforward fiction or an anthology, the turnaround is 10-15 business days—depending on length—and a 10-page sample edit is required.
COPYEDITING | $450
Getting back to the basics, copyediting finds and corrects any rogue grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, syntax errors and cultural sensitivity. (Unfortunately, this doesn’t include a post-rewrite proofread.) Turnaround is 10-14 business days with a required sample edit of 10 pages.
FULL DETAILED CRITIQUE | $200
Authors are often too close to their work to see glaring plot holes or recognize that their main character is too stupid to live. This is a good time for a full, detailed critique. While this is not an edit, you will receive detailed notes on your plot, readability, and character development. And if you have written a character of color, I can also read for sensitivity and accuracy. Turnaround is 7 business days.
DISCLAIMER: During our author/editor partnership, I fully expect you to curtsy upon receipt of my emails. (Kidding. I’m kidding.) But once I’ve reviewed your sample and we decide to move forward, if our styles aren’t totally compatible we’ll talk it out, decide whether to move forward in a new direction or part ways. Deal?
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