Editing services

Note: Manuscripts requesting rush services (including failure to book two weeks in advance) and manuscripts exceeding 100k words in length may be charged an extra fee, which will be included in the final quote before services begin.

Content Editing

Content edits are different than line edits and very different from proofreading services. For content edits, I will read through your entire manuscript and take note of weaknesses regarding pacing, passive voice, character development, inconsistencies, etc. Content edits involve a deep analysis of your story, what it strives to be, and what is holding it back. At the end of my content edits, you’ll receive a comprehensive report (about 2-3 pages) detailing your story’s strengths and weaknesses and my suggestions for revisions. *I may include some sensitivity reading in content edits but these will not be comprehensive and are not to be expected. Because insensitivity may hinder a story, these elements may intermix with content edits, but I WILL NOT read insensitivity at a line level*

I require a minimum of one (1) week for content edits, but completion time may vary depending on traffic. Discounts are available for students and marginalized authors. Please email for a quote.

Line editing

Line editing involves your story’s readability. I will read through your manuscript and take note at the line level (using Microsoft Word’s track changes tool unless otherwise requested) of awkward diction, line-level inconsistencies, incorrect terminology, etc. This is a close reading of your story that I would only recommend for a polished draft. If you still expect to make major changes in your story, I’d recommend waiting before hiring a line editor. *I may include some sensitivity reading in line edits but these will not be comprehensive and are not to be expected*.

I require a minimum of one (1) week for line edits, but completion time may vary depending on traffic. Discounts are available for students and marginalized authors. Please email for a quote.

Proofreading

Proofreading is where I’ll go through your manuscript and take note of any spelling, grammar, or fact-checking errors . I may note awkward diction or language-based inconsistencies, but I will not be reading for major story elements or conducting a sensitivity read. Proofreading will be done according to the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style unless otherwise requested. *I may include some sensitivity reading during proofreading but these will not be comprehensive and are not to be expected*.

I require a minimum of one (1) week for proofreading, but completion time may vary depending on traffic. Discounts are available for students and marginalized authors. Please email for a quote.