Fiction and creative nonfiction editing

Consultation and sample edit

Are you an author exploring independent or self-publishing options? You might have a finished manuscript and need copy editing services. Or perhaps you are looking for some professional guidance in finding your voice.

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 edited literary fiction and genre fiction in young adult (fantasy), action/thriller, crime and memoir.

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.