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Free Sample Edit Available 

I provide a free sample edit of your first scene or short story, up to approximately 5000 words, so that we can see if we work well together.

Editing

   $10 per 1000 words

I tend to incorporate all levels of editing in one. Mostly copyediting and proofreading, but if there is an important beat missing from a story, you can bet I’ll address it with you. My dedication is toward your story being as presentable as possible for readers.

If you’d like to know exactly what my editing entails, read the definitions I have provided below.

          Proofreading

The proofreader is the final set of eyes on your project. Simply, it entails reading the document, finding errors, marking them, and returning it to you. More details go into the job such as finding typos, double words, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

          Copyediting

Commonly confused with proofreading, but copyediting is a very different job.

Notably, the copyeditor will change words and fix sentence structure. The job of copyediting entails such tasks as editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and internal consistency of facts; marking head levels and approximate placement of art; notifying designer of any unusual production requirements.

May also include Canadianizing; metrication; providing or changing the system of citations; writing or editing captions and/or credit lines; writing running heads; listing permissions needed; providing or editing prelims, back matter, and cover copy. All changes are discussed with the author/creator/etc.

        Stylistic Editing/Line Editing

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Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language and other, non-mechanical line-by-line editing. May include checking or correcting reading level; working on voice, and characterization; creating or recasting tables and/or figures; All changes are discussed with the author/creator/etc.

 Developmental Editing also known as structural or substantive editing

$12 per 1000 words

This is the one that often looks like magic. I can assure you it is not. This is the first type of editing any written work needs. I like to call it a full package of editing. The focus is on organization, content, and presentation. Mainly, it is the nitty-gritty of goals and  arguments. It’s asking: does this part make sense, or is there something missing? Sometimes it comes off like a gut check, but a good editor has a system for this. It’s the part where you can find out if what you have written is publishable or if there needs to be some mending first. Work includes such tasks as flagging for plot holes, setting discrepancies, and whether or not a scene fulfills its intended purpose or how it could better fulfill it.

Story Grid Editing

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I have been studying and implementing the Story Grid method since 2018.

I use this method to further understand the parts of a genre story and explain the feelings that something is missing upon reading a manuscript. I find this method to be a superb tool in helping authors to increase their effective story communication.

For more information see: Story Grid