My rate for copyediting is reasonable and competitive—and based on the assignment at hand. For individuals who
have written fiction or nonfiction manuscripts in need of content editing or copyediting, I will provide an estimate based
on the first three chapters and the word count of the book as a whole. I will also provide a three-page sample (12 pt. type
and double-spaced pages) so you can see what kind of edits and suggestions you can expect from me. An average-length novel
(90,000 words) will require a two- to three-week turnaround.
The publishers I work with
usually provide an hourly rate, which I'm happy to negotiate.
What You Get
As your content editor, I will read your manuscript
with an eye toward story structure, pacing, logic, character arc, voice, and more. I will provide feedback
every step of the way (in in-line comments throughout your manuscript), as well as in a lengthy letter in which I give a broad
overview of what I deem to be the strengths and weaknesses in your manuscript.
My goal as your copy editor will be to help you produce
a smooth and enjoyable read. That means editing for grammar and syntax, spelling and consistency. I will query when a question
arises (or when a fact seems not quite right), and I will verify the spellings of all proper nouns and titles. When I catch
redundancies, I will call them out, and when I meet with awkwardness, I will find a way to alleviate it.
I will be your second set of eyes—the fresh set that
catches minor and not-so-minor errors. It will be my job to help you make your copy be the best it can be.
If you are an individual who needs editorial assistance, send me an e-mail describing
your book (whether it is fiction or nonfiction, its word count, and any particulars you think I should know).
you are a publishing company, simply send me an e-mail that describes your assignment. I'll get back to you within
an hour or two to let you know my availability.
me via email, click below.