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 have experience editing many genres — literary fiction, historical fiction, action/thriller and crime, and fantasy.
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.
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/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.