Alongside writing my stories, I also offer freelance editing to help other authors refine theirs. I’ve shifted between freelance editing and in-house editing for over a decade, working with authors in a wide variety of genres, as well as non-native English speakers who needed help with their translated manuscripts.
Developmental Editing: This is where I provide big picture feedback on your manuscript, reviewing larger scope elements of your story, such as plot logic and pacing, character development, narrative voice, and the like. It involves a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of what works in your story as-is and what needs work in order to make your manuscript as strong as possible.
- $25/hour (averaging 10 hours for up to 80,000 words)
Copyediting: This is done after major developmental edits and revisions have taken place. I take a more intensive, paragraph-by-paragraph look at the manuscript, searching for awkward phrasing, wordiness, continuity errors, technical consistency, and overall cohesiveness.
- $.01-.015 cents/word depending on manuscript length and due date
Proofreading: This is a basic line-by-line review of a manuscript that is almost ready to go out the door for publication. I look for any technical errors (spelling, grammar, etc.) or other small mistakes that were overlooked up to this point. Think of it as a final quality assurance test.
- $1.00/page (average 10 pages/hr) – Standard page format is 8.5 x 11, Times New Roman, Double Spaced
Any rush deliveries include a rush fee based on word count and due date.
All freelance editing rates include a Skype call, if desired. Other work, such as RPG manuals or the like, are negotiated on a per-project basis.