For me, editing, like writing, is an art form in and of itself. Over the years I’ve worked in a variety of editorial settings and have developed an unexpected love for the editing process. I love reading through stories and all forms of writing, digging in deep and discovering ways to help shape a piece of work to make it as powerful as it can be.
Writing and editing are two sides of the same coin. And if you’re looking for someone to give your writing an in-depth look and provide honest, mindful editorial feedback on your work, I can help, and would love to connect.
To get started, let’s have a free introductory chat by phone. This is where we’ll talk about what you’re working on, what your goals are for your writing and your work in progress, what your concerns are, and what you’re looking to get out of an editor. Once I have a better understanding of your objectives, I’ll provide suggestions on how we can proceed, and offer a free estimate on the cost of editing or coaching.
Here are the types of work I edit and provide support for:
- Nonfiction books (including memoirs)
- Short stories
- Short story collections
- Web copy
Here are the types of services I offer:
I’ll give your book an in-depth read and offer page-by-page comments throughout. I’ll offer feedback, suggestions, critique, and anything that can help you think through your final draft. While this does include feedback on grammar, this does not include a full copy edit. This is meant to provide an in-depth look at your work and your story.
- Price: $4 per page (12-point font, double spaced)
Usually for completed works prior to publication or submission. I’ll proofread your completed project and offer a line-by-line copy edit, making sure the work is as clean as possible prior to publication or submission. Includes free 30-minute consultation and estimate.
- Price: $3 per page (12-point font, double spaced)
I’ll read your finished manuscript and send you a full high-level critique report offering honest feedback. My goal is to help you reach your goal of having a beautiful, finished book and story. I’ll offer thoughts on characters, plot, story line, and we can discuss anything you’re having trouble with as you write. This service is not the same as a Developmental Edit; rather, this is meant for completed works.
- Price: $275
If you’re looking for guidance on your writing project, regardless of what it may be, I can help. As part of our coaching sessions we’ll work through what’s holding you back and getting you stuck, what you’re really looking to do with your work, and discuss ways you can move forward with writing a book, an article or essay, or even discuss ways to get your online platform up and running (including getting set up with a blog strategy as well as working through social media channels).
- Price: $150 for two one-hour phone sessions or $250 for three one-hour phone sessions.
To get started, send me an email and tell me about your project, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.