Critiques & Editing Services

Outside of words being required for a book to come to fruition, the next commonality every book SHOULD have is at least one editor (at minimum). Editors are the Goose to your Maverick, the Robin to your Batman, and the Duo after your Dynamic. When you leverage editors, you can learn more about yourself as a writer and create better stories.

Writing Critiques

Think of this like a Beta read with teeth. This critique provides an objective third party review. Short stories, individual chapters, or manuscripts are all appropriate for critiques.

What you get

Inline questions, suggestions, and feedback on your work (Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Google Doc) plus summary feedback within 14-28 days of submission. I’ll make correction suggestions for common grammar and punctuation issues as I find them (mostly because they bug me), but this is by no means a professional copy edit. You also get a 30-minute followup call to discuss any questions you may have on your critique

Take Advantage of Launch Pricing!

  • $1 for every 250 words

Editing Services

If you have specific projects for which you need a writer or editor, I’m offering launch pricing this year!

I also provide line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for short and long-form fiction and non-fiction work, in addition to editor audio recordings of your work so you may listen to your story as a means of self-editing it instead of having your computer read it back to you or reading it aloud yourself.

Editing Launch Pricing ranges from half a cent to two cents per word for written edits, depending on the type of edit and manuscript length. Editor Audio Recordings start at $1 per 250 words (roughly a dollar per page).

Freelance Writing

I offer copywriting and ghost writing for projects ranging from web pages to blog posts, articles, and books.

Freelance Writing Launch Pricing – $50 per hour. Contact me for a quote on your project.

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Editing FAQ

Why is editing so expensive?

Editing can be expensive, but a quality editor cares as much about your book as you do. It’s an investment in making your final product better. Do your homework to find an editor that you believe is a good fit for your needs. Curious about standard rates? Check this out from the Editorial Freelancers Association:

Do I need an editor?

I worked for decades in communications at a large company, and everything our team produced needed editing.

What kind of editor do I need?

I highly recommend reading Jane Friedman’s post, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding, Hiring, and Working with an Editor.

Can I edit my own work? I have (fill in the blank of the writing program) and it’s awesome.

The short answer is yes, you can self-edit your work, but I’m here to tell you, you’ll miss things. When you create something, your brain becomes a little blind to it. You anticipate and expect what’s coming, so it’s natural for your eyes to skip over things that other people will catch. You WANT an editor. Doing a thorough self-edit prior to that step is also great experience.

What do you know about editing?

I have a BA in English Literature from Idaho State University, and 25 years as a writer and editor for a Fortune 50 company. You can view my experience on LinkedIn here.

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