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. Let me partner with you on this journey and take your writing to the next level!

My goal is your goals, whether they be in the indie publishing field, aiming for a traditional press, or perfecting memoirs to share with family and friends. Get personalized feedback, suggestions for improvement, encouragement on what’s working, and a post-edit consultation and on-call email Q&A designed to improve your overall writing ability and give you insight into how to best market your content!

You will come away from an editing experience encouraged, confident, and equipped to tackle your project with excellence.

Editing Genres

-Speculative Fiction  (all subgenres, from young adult to paranormal romance to steampunk to hard science fiction to high fantasy)
-Horror (YA and Adult)
-Historical (YA and Adult)
-Romance (historical, romantic comedy, paranormal, suspense, YA)

Note: does not edit erotica. Does not edit manuscripts with explicit sexual content.

Nonfiction:  articles, memoirs, autobiographies, how-to guides, informational works, academic papers, and teaching curricula.

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Cross-Cultural Studies, Informational Writing, and ESL (basically, I know how different types of people and cultures work)

  • 8+ years experience creating nonfiction content for blogs, classroom use, and reference materials. Author of World-Building From the Inside Out (textbook and workbook)

  • Author of supernatural/suspense Blood Mercy:Thicker Than Water, paranormal humorous romance Hearts Ablaze, and steampunk fantasy adventure (with romance and snark) Lawless:The Ironfire Legacy (Book 1)

  • Content editor of Fae/Steampunk adventure/romance Halayda, mythology/romance Coiledand upcoming science fiction/action adventure Exordia

  • President/Editor-in-Chief of Uncommon Universes Press LLC with specialties in marketing strategy, production, and author coaching

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

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

Before any contracts go out, we discuss your goals and your market so I can customize my work to fit your needs. My rates (listed below) vary depending on the type of work and the editing requirements of the manuscript. I offer flexible payment plans, including the option to edit on a chapter by chapter basis as funds allow.

EXTRA Note: coaching clients get 20% off all editing services.

All prospective clients get a free 5-page test edit and a no-strings video consult to ensure we’re a good fit, and so you literally see where (and to whom) your hard-earned money is going!

Fiction Editing

 Make sure your story is unique, marketable, and polished.

  • 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

Details

  • First five pages quick-reviewed with notes for FREE to see if we’re a good fit

  • Full manuscript concept review with five page analysis of character, plot, story structure, and marketability. Plus thirty minute brainstorming consult and large-scale in-text commentary – (0.005/word – $500 for 100,000 words, $250 for 50,000 words, etc)

  • 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. Chapter by chapter comments tackling every part of manuscript. Specific attention paid to world-building or historical 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! Includes post-edit video chat and email Q&A. (Price varies on word count and degree of work necessary, minimum $1000 per 100,000 words)

  • Full manuscript line edit – a chapter by chapter analysis of sentence structure, consistency of voice, perfection of word choice, grammar usage, and all the other details that separate good books from great ones. Includes post-edit video chat and email Q&A. (Price varies depending on word count and degree of work necessary, minimum $700 per 100,000 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 chapter by chapter comments 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, grammar usage, 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. Includes video chats, all-access email questions, exclusive on-call brainstorming assistance and tips for improvement. Time to dig deep and make your story even more awesome! (Price varies depending on word count and work necessary, minimum $1200 for 100,000 words)

  • First ten pages test round – offers point by point analysis on how your overall plot is working, detailed comments, 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. ($30/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 five pages quick-reviewed with notes for no charge to see if we’re a good fit

  • Full manuscript consult with 4-5 page analysis and large-scale content notes, plus thirty minute voice chat. ($10 for 1,000 words, or full manuscript for $300)

Analysis includes:

    • Effectiveness of content
    • Organization
    • Flow between chapters and sections
    • Clarity of core principles
    • Accessibility to target audience
  • 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. ($30/hour) 

  • New Client Special – five blog posts or articles edited: $50

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