I specialize in editing both adult and young adult novels, particularly in contemporary and science fiction/fantasy genres. I'm excited to work on LGBTQIA+ projects and am always eager to work with BIPOC authors.
I'm happy to provide a free sample edit of your first pages to ensure we're a good fit. Please contact me for more information.
$4 per 1,000 words A less comprehensive overview than a developmental edit, this will be a letter of no more than 4 pages assessing the strengths and weaknesses regarding the major elements and potential paths to take to resolve them.
Tier 1: $0.018 per word A broad strokes overview that covers your major areas for improvement. This is delivered via a separate written report that summarizes the basic areas where the manuscript did not achieve its goal, and ways to revise to achieve that goal. I will also leave comments in the text where it’s easier to point out a weaker area, and I will provide a few sample edits at the line-level to exemplify ways to improve your writing that can be generalized to the manuscript. It is primarily a surface-level review of the major things you can do to improve your weakest areas, and will serve as guidance for a new revision.
Tier 2: $0.028 per word A no-stone-unturned assessment of the strength of storytelling in your manuscript. Feedback would be split between ample comments within the manuscript, and a separate, written report. This report is broken down based on your novel’s major elements, such as plot, characters (development, relationships between characters), worldbuilding/setting (including conceptual elements and internal consistency), and overall narrative (pacing, themes). In both the report and my comments, I’ll explain what’s working, what’s not, and why, and suggest possible (but not necessary) resolutions. Ultimately, the goal will not be for you to necessarily take every fix I suggest and incorporate it as suggested, but to help you understand the underlying issue, and why I’ve suggested that possible change. So, you may find some of my suggested resolutions will work perfectly, while you might come up with an alternate resolution of your own in other cases based on my critiques and explanations. In the end, what you should expect to receive back is a clear guide on what to revise, why, and how to create a manuscript that is stronger in every way than it was before.
$0.018 per word I will comb the manuscript for errors in grammar/spelling/usage/internal inconsistencies in spelling/language. The copyedit will correct true errors only, and does not include changes to storytelling.
$0.028 per word My line edit will focus on the strength of your language in telling your story. I complete all the tasks of a copyedit (correcting for grammar, spelling, usage, and consistency) in addition to strengthening style, voice, clarity, word choice, rhythm, and flow. I suggest areas that might benefit from cuts for pacing, as well as include suggestions of content to add for improved clarity and/or greater impact (both by writing suggested additional lines and by indicating the kinds of lines you can add).
Query Letter Critique Add-On
$75 This is an add-on for clients who receive one of the above services. I'll review your query letter and provide feedback on structure, brief synopsis, voice, comp titles, and overall pitch.