In addition to the editing work I do for companies, I draw on my background in journalism and my love of working with writers to offer one-on-one editing services to both independent authors and publishing houses. I’m interested in all things imaginative, fantastical, and funny from middle grade to adult. I offer developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services, assisting with the smallest style fixes as well as the big-picture plot problems. As an editor, I understand the value of working collaboratively with everyone involved in the process, from writers to designers to production staff; as a writer myself, I understand how important it is to honor the author’s voice. I always meet deadlines, and I ensure that both author and publisher are satisfied with the results. To stay on top of industry trends and practices, I’m a member of SCBWI and the Editorial Freelancers Association, and a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
For more on developmental editing (and why it’s important!), check out this post.
And this post is an excellent summation of the difference between copyediting and proofreading.
I tailor my fee to each individual project, depending on what’s needed, but generally, the industry range for editing services can be anywhere between $500 and $1,500. I do offer an edit-letter-only option on manuscripts for $800. For more on industry rates, see the EFA’s editorial rate chart.
If you’d like to talk further, contact me.