Fiction and creative nonfiction editing

Consultation and sample edit

Have you finished writing your manuscript? Congratulations! I provide a thorough copy editing service to assist your approach, either to publishing houses or in exploring some of the many independent and self-publishing options.

I begin with a free consultation to talk though your editing needs. Inclusive of this, I will edit a sample of up to 500 words (2 pages) of your manuscript and return it to you with my suggestions.

I have experience editing many genres — literary fiction, memoir and autobiography, true crime, historical fiction, action/thriller and crime, and fantasy.  I have also edited texts on economics, history and law.

Developmental editing

Is your plot watertight? Are your themes and characters consistent? What about dialogue, point of view and voice?

I understand the building blocks of a creative work and will give you the professional support and editing services to fit your unique situation.

I provide a two-stage process. I will read your manuscript and prepare a report with broad comments on its structure, plot, characters, themes, genre, dialogue, and language: overall strengths and weaknesses.

When you have redrafted to the next level and returned to me, I will provide a detailed edit of the revised manuscript using Microsoft Word Track Changes.

This service includes a consultation by phone, Facetime, Skype or in person to go through the suggestions I have made. My rate for developmental editing is 0.03 cents/word.

Copy editing follows this and, depending on your goals, your readership, your publishing intentions and your finances, I will put together a package of developmental and copy editing to suit you.