Editing

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I Work For You

Getting started with writing, whether nonfiction blog posts, short stories, or epic-length fiction, can be a daunting process. Working with an editor can only add to the stress, especially if you’re new to the critique process. My goal is to partner with you on this journey and take your writing to the next level! I want you to achieve your goals, whether they be in the indie publishing field, aiming for a traditional press, or perfecting memoirs to share with family and friends.

Professional Experience

  • B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies, Informational Writing, and ESL

  • Author of World-Building From the Inside Out (textbook and workbook)

  • 7+ years coaching writers of all ages into excellence

  • 7+ years experience creating nonfiction curriculum content for blogs, classroom use, and reference

  • Edited short stories, articles, research papers, novels, and memoirs

  • 6+ years of critical book reviews with focus on content analysis, world-building, and market evaluation

 The first step with any project is communication and connection with your vision so that I can help you achieve your goals to reach your market. Before any contracts go out, we discuss your goals and your market so I can customize my work to fit your needs. If you’re ready to get started, check out my rates below and fill out the contact form.

Note: I offer negotiable rates for special circumstances, very flexible payment plans, and will accept skill bartering on a conditional basis.

Editing completion depends on the service and the project. I know time is money, so I do my best to get your work back to you as soon as possible, while still meeting high standards of quality. 🙂

Speculative Fiction Content Edit 

 Make your story unique, marketable, and anchored solidly in your overall narrative.

  • Enhance conflict and characterization for unforgettable stories

  • Critiques customized to the genre conventions and expectations in your story’s market

  • Encouragement on what’s working and objective critique on what isn’t

  • Expand your world-building to push your plot

Details

  • First three pages quick-reviewed with notes for no charge to see if we’re a good fit

  • Full manuscript concept review with five page analysis of character, plot, story structure, marketability, and world-building integration. Plus voice chat – $200 (discount for less than 80,000 words)

  • Full manuscript content edit and line edit with specific attention to world-building integration with characters, narrative, plot, and voice. You receive extensive, detailed notes on all aspects of your story as well as option to email editor with questions or speak with them over video chat. After you fix the content edit, I do a thorough line edit, which is a chapter by chapter analysis of sentence structure, consistency of voice, perfection of word choice, and all the other details that separate good books from great ones. More than an edit, this is a personal coaching process designed to improve your overall writing talent and marketing ability. Time to dig deep and make your story even more awesome! – (0.015/word -$1,500 for 100,000 word manuscript)

  • Full manuscript content edit – You receive extensive, detailed notes on all aspects of your story as well as option to email editor with questions or speak with them over video chat. Specific attention paid to world-building integration with characters, narrative, plot, and voice. Plus, a coach in your corner to cheer on what you do well–and make sure you do more of that! – (0.01/word – $1000 for 100,000 word manuscript)

  • Full manuscript line edit – a chapter by chapter analysis of sentence structure, consistency of voice, perfection of word choice, and all the other details that separate good books from great ones – (0.01/word – $1000 for 100,000 word manuscript)

  • First ten pages test round – offers point by point analysis on how your overall plot is working, plus a page of notes and thoughts on how to improve, hit your market, and make your story a home-run. – $50

  • Short Story Editing – A two-pass review that looks at both content, voice, and sentence structure as well as grammar and spelling. In addition, send along your desired market, whether a contest or a self-publishing venture, and I’ll customize the editing with notes on how you can hit this particular target. -$15/hr

 

Non-Fiction Editing

Make your nonfiction work (articles, eBooks, academic papers, and manuscripts) shine with clear organization, purpose, and personal flair!

  • Structure and outline content to make your drafting a breeze

  • Clarify ideas and elements to ensure your reader stays with you through the last page

  •  Produce an accessible product that targets your specific audience

Details

  • First chapter or full book proposal quick-reviewed with notes for no charge to see if we’re a good fit

  • Full Content/Line Edit (a full two-pass sweep – content notes and comments on effectiveness of material and accessibility, plus sentence structure, style, reader accessibility, marketability) – $20/hour (rates vary on length and content)

  • Five-page content analysis (manuscript overview of what works/what doesn’t): $10 per 1,000 words or full manuscript for $200

  • New Client Special – five blog posts or articles edited: $30

Testimonials

  •  “Janeen’s advice on my world-building helped me highlight my characters’ personalities through creating contrasts in their society, and her encouragement to look for humor brought cultural scenes to life in a whole new way.” – Bethany Jennings, Author
  • “After I floundered around in a swamp of vague character traits for a week, Janeen pinpointed the central issue with both my character and my thought process behind the story. She knows the questions to ask that make ordinary characters extraordinary and extraordinary events believable.” –Anne Jones, Aspiring Author
  • “Janeen Ippolito has been an amazing help to me as a writer.  She engages with my world, offering encouragement and continually challenging me to grow in developing my own voice in writing my stories.  It’s a joy to work with someone who enjoys both the process and the product of writing!” -Hannah Keeler, Author
  • “Janeen’s insights on character development and plot structure took my novel to a whole new level. She is a creative, patient guide who pushes authors to their fullest potential while celebrating their unique stories and voices.” -Sarah White, Author and Acquisitions Editor for Uncommon Universes Press

Contact Me to Get Started!

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