Services

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

manuscripts · non-fiction · fiction (genre/literary) · novels  · novellas · short stories · ad copy · packaging · dissertations · theses · academic papers · college admissions essays · resumes · cover letters · articles · logo design · sales and marketing collateral · newsletters · catalogs · business stationery sets · book jackets · e-book interior formatting · paperback interior formatting · ghostwriting services available


GENERAL NOTES

Editing Services

  • As part of my standard rate, each project is read twice in its entirety.
  • Please send your document in either Word or Pages format.
  • I use track changes to markup a text.
  • Hard copy editing is available for an extra printing fee.
  • Hourly rates start at $25/hr.
  • Per word rates start at $0.003/word, up to $0.01/word depending on the level of edit required.
  • Contact me for a customized quote.

Design Services

  • Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign are my preferred file formats.
  • For book jackets, you can choose any image from the Adobe digital asset inventory for up to a $30 fee. There is no fee if you provide your own or digital asset for the jacket.
  • Hourly rates available.
  • Contact me for a quote.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

  • Free consultation and short sample edit.
  • Assistance with plot and story development.
  • Suggestions for dialogue, pacing, scenes, structure, and overall storyline.
  • Includes all copyediting services listed below.

 

COPYEDITING SERVICES

  • Free consultation and short sample edit.
  • Content and structure analysis.
  • Checking for plot holes and logic (if applicable).
  • Ensure consistent character development.
  • Remove duplicated text (re-word/revise) and situations.
  • Correct tense shifts.
  • Point out pacing problems.
  • Check for grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes.
  • Check for anachronisms and factual errors (if applicable).
  • Ensure the narrative is consistent and cohesive.

 

PROOFREADING SERVICES

  • Structural analysis only.
  • Check for grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes.
  • Check for typos and formatting problems.

 

DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY?

  • Let me write it for you.
  • You provide an outline, I provide polished written matter.
  • Business proposals, how-to manuals, catalogs, novels, etc.

 

EBOOK & PAPERBACK FORMATTING SERVICES

 

FLUENCY CHECK

Are you a non-native speaker of English who needs your prose to sound more native? I have edited over 50 projects written by non-native speakers to improve fluency and flow. Projects have ranged from college admissions essays to dissertations to long works of fiction. Contact me for a quote on your project.