Freelance Editorial Services

 

…currently closed for anything more than fifty pages.

 

All editing services are for Adult, YA, and MG Fiction only.

When my schedule permits, I would be honored and excited to critique your query, synopsis, pages, or complete novel. I was an editor with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy as well as a Pitch Wars Mentor for two years. I’ve helped agented authors prepare manuscripts for submission, as well as helped several unagented authors land agents. Please see the details for each service below.

TIMING: The timing of how long the edits will take me depends heavily on the time of year, but normally two weeks for the submission package up to 4-6 weeks for the whole novel edit.

CONTACT ME: There is a form at the bottom of the page if you’re interested in services or aren’t sure what would fit best for your manuscript and budget.

PAYMENT: I expect half the payment up front, the other half at time of delivery. I can take Paypal or Venmo.

 

Query Only Edit

As an agent intern and managing director for Pitch Wars, Pitch Madness, and #PitMad, I see many queries every week. If you’re having a difficult time getting requests for pages from agents, I can help you make your query better.

First Pass, $25

Every following pass, $12

Synopsis Only Edit

This is all about plot. It shows you know how.

First Pass, $25

Every following pass, $12

Pitch/Logline Edits

These are so fun! Due to a lot of requests, I’m making this its own service. You can purchase bundles of ‘passes,’ meaning that every time I look and make suggestions to the pitch it’s one pass. Because of the nature of pitches, it often takes a few tries to get it where you want it.

First pass $10, Every other pass $5 each

Sample Editing

If you’re interested, I will edit your first five pages (only the first five) so you can see if we work well together.

Submission Package: Query, Synopsis, and First Ten Page Edits

If you’re trying to get your whole package ready for submission, this is the way to go. The query and synopsis can be difficult, but I’ll help you make sure to get the turning points of your story included and get the first ten pages polished.

Format for query and synopsis: One page, 1″ margins on every side, 12-point Times New Roman, only in Word .doc or .docx. No paragraph indent, single-spaced, 6-8 pt. space between paragraphs, standard business letter. If your synopsis is more than one page, please leave it as is. We’ll work on getting it down to one page.

If you want different versions/lengths of synopsis for different agents, we can work out additional pricing for that as well.

Standard Manuscript Format: One page, 1″ margins on every side, 12-point Times New Roman, only in Word .doc or .docx. Double-spaced.

The critique will include analysis of hook, voice, character, plot, pacing, inciting incident, and any other developmental issues, as well as mark grammar, word choice, and the elements of style using Track Changes.

Cost: $60

Developmental Edit

Format: Standard Manuscript Format with one page, 1″ margins on every side, 12-point Times New Roman, only in Word .doc or .docx. Double-spaced.

This analyzes plot, world-building/setting, voice, tone, pacing, style, marketing issues, major inconsistencies, and a general overview of why it isn’t quite working. Or why it is. It will only be an edit letter.

Cost: $0.004 per word

Consistency Edit

Format: Standard Manuscript Format with one page, 1″ margins on every side, 12-point Times New Roman, only in Word .doc or .docx. Double-spaced.

This edit is only recommended after you’ve gone through a developmental edit. Not necessarily with me.

This is primarily done with track changes but will also include some notes too large to put in the document. It includes analysis of hook, voice, character, as well as problems with grammar, word choice, and the elements of style.

Cost: $0.004 per word

Line Edits

This is not a copy edit.

Format: Standard Manuscript Format with one page, 1″ margins on every side, 12-point Times New Roman, only in Word .doc or .docx. Double-spaced.

This edit is only recommended after you’ve gone through a developmental and consistency edit with a professional editor. (Not necessarily me.)

This is a line by line analysis that tightens, looks at the rhythm of your language, the voice and flow, in-depth dialogue, style issues, and addresses the use of literary devices, emotion, and internalization to increase emotional impact.

Cost: $0.006 per word

The Triple Whammy

If you want to go through all three edits (developmental, consistency, and line) with me, there will be a discount. And it will include two revisions of the query and synopsis.

Cost for total package: $0.011 per word

Face-to-Face Session

Brainstorm, work out plot issues, character arcs. Any writing issue–I’m happy to chat about it.

This is simply a 45 minute session with me that can be anything you want.

Cost: $30

Page Edits

If you can’t commit to a whole novel edit, I’m willing to look at however many pages you would like to have edited. It’ll include notes on the pages as well as Track Changes.

Cost: $0.0075 per word

 

If you’re interested . . .

Please, contact me by filling out the form below.

Thank you!

Editing Contact Form

 

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