Editing

Services and Prices

I work as a freelance editor. I studied Professional Writing and English. Throughout my education, I had hands-on experience with editing as well as freelance jobs along the way. Since graduating, I have worked with several publishing houses and as well as private clients with a variety of genres. You can see a complete list of those genres on my FAQs page. I take pride in the work I do and will return your work to you in a timely fashion.

Copyediting 

When copyediting your piece, I will:

  • work directly on your Word document using Track Changes so you can see the changes I make and agree or disagree as you see fit. If I am working on hard copy, I will use standard proofreading marks.
  • check for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation.
  • read for clarity and consistency and smooth out the language as needed.
  • use the style guide of your publisher (if applicable) and/or the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.
  • create a style sheet to go with your manuscript (if applicable).
  • place style tags on your document (if applicable).

I want to help you make your project the best it can be. My general rate is $0.02/word for copyediting. However, I like to see a few pages of your piece and discuss the project before setting a final price. We can then set a price that works for both of us.

Proofreading 

When proofreading your work, I will:

  • work on your Word document, PDF, or hard copy. In Word, I will use Track Changes so you can see all corrections. If PDF, I will use marking features to show corrections. If hard copy, I will use standard proofreading marks.
  • mark grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  • use my 30-point checklist (for typeset pages) to look for issues with page numbers, running heads, font consistency, etc.
  • looking for correspondence between footnote markers and footnote (or endnote) citations (if applicable).
  • checking for correct formatting of citations for footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies (if applicable).

I want to help you make your project the best it can be. My general rate is $0.015/word for proofreading. However, as noted above, I like to see a few pages of your piece and discuss the project before setting a final price. We can then set a price that works for both of us.

Substantive or Content Editing 

When content editing your piece, I will:

  • work directly on your Word document using Track Changes and Comments so you can see the changes I make and agree or disagree as you see fit.
  • check for plot holes, inconsistencies, and continuity issues.
  • check characterization, setting and atmosphere, and writing quality with the aim of giving suggestions for improvement where needed.

I want to help you make your project the best it can be. My general rate is $0.06/word for content editing. However, as noted above, I like to see a few pages of your piece and discuss the project before setting a final price. We can then set a price that works for both of us.

Book, web page, paper, manuscript, whatever your project may be, I will provide you with the quality editing you are looking for. My goal is to be flexible about how I can best help you, so let me know what you need!

You can use the Contact page to send me a message about your project and I will respond with an email within two business days.

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