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.
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.