I care deeply that your writing reflects your hard work and dedication. My ultimate goal is to ensure your readers have a speed-bump-free ride through your book.
Everyone is at different points with their writing, writing styles vary, and the language editors use to describe what they do can be confusing. A discussion and sample edit are great ways to determine what services you need. I highly encourage a phone or video chat to discuss your situation and what you need.
I offer four services based on the step you are at in the writing process. I specialize in independent and first-time authors who write in the outdoors, sports, adventure or memoirs genres, but I also have experience in other areas.
Line editing checks sentence structure so readers flow smoothly through the book, and your intention is clearly stated throughout.
Starting at $.03/word
Proofreading is the last step in the writing process before formatting and publishing. Proofreading corrects any spelling, grammar, minor formatting or punctuation mistakes.
Starting at $.02/ word
Before publishing, you may want a fresh pair of eyes to read your book for a new opinion. A beta read is a complete read followed by an honest review. It is designed for constructive feedback, and it is up to you how you use the advice.
A beta read is usually a stand-alone package; however, proofreading and editing can be offered if significant errors or structural problems exist.
Price is affordable but varies on content and word count. The intention is not to price you out of the publishing game. A short conversation about your writing will give me a better understanding of your intentions for the beta read.
A complimentary book review after the book is published is included with the service. You can view my book reviews on my blog page or on my Goodreads account
Developmental editing is a full read of the manuscript and an editorial report or overall critique. I cover any significant issues with the story's structure and character development. It is the first step in the editing process.
Starting at $.04/word
Additional add-on services can be added to any other offering: