I offer three levels of service depending on what you need done. You can also send me the first 3-5 pages of your story and I will provide a sample of my work and send you a quote based on what I’ve seen. All work is priced on a per word basis of the original draft I receive. I can work in either Microsoft Word or Google Drive and I always utilize Track Changes.
Copy and Line Editing
Checking for spelling, punctuation, grammar and general consistency this is a great service for those who have most of the work already done but want an objective polish to their story. I usually work in Microsoft Word or Google Docs and will go through your manuscript line by line. I will correct, make minor edits, and offer general suggestions on word choice, rearrangement to improve style, and fact checking.
Ever get stuck not knowing what your protagonist should do next? Ever wonder if your character is just like every other dime store hero? Content and Story Development is where I help you with your overall plot and premise. I’ll tell you straight up if I don’t think you’ve bled enough for a scene. Helping you develop motivation, ideas and distinctive characters this service is fantastic for someone who has a rough draft and is stuck moving forward on their novel or story. Since this service is more advisory than editing it is done via email over the course of several weeks.
The Whole Shebang
For someone who wants the whole shebang this is the service for you. It is the most expensive, but it is a complete package. We start with Story Development, working via email over the course of several weeks as you develop and improve your story. Once you have your rough draft and feel good about it I do a more thorough look at your work and check for content and plot inconsistencies. Nothing like calling your protagonist Ralph only to change his name to George!
I accept changes on a chapter basis until your book, novella or short is complete. Once you have your story written and edited I take a fine tooth comb through it for copy and line editing. The end result should be a manuscript ready for publication. If I send feedback and hear no response after two weeks I will consider the contract terminated without refund.