Do you have a book manuscript that you want someone to take a look at before sending off to an agent or straight to print? I’m happy to help both indie and traditional authors with any editing services you need.
Do you know what kind of editing service you need? Yes, there is more than one type of service, which is good for you because then you only pay for what you really want and need.
I want to help you make your story the best that it can be and I want to help you get your message across with as much consistency and clarity as possible. Even though I’ll be going through your manuscript looking for mistakes, I’m not here to point out your flaws or criticize you, but to help you make your manuscript the best it can be and encourage you in your writing.
Your goals are my goals because I want you and your book to succeed.
What is Proofreading?
I’l be looking at your sentences – mainly just grammar, spelling, and punctuation – typographical errors. In writing this is the last step that your book needs before sending off to publication. At this point you’re already happy with your story flow, sentence order, wording, and you just want a pair of fresh eyes to go over your writing to make sure all your “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed.
What is Copy Editing?
Line editing is more in depth than Proofreading. I’ll also check for consistency with places, names, dates, and to be sure you haven’t accidentally called Tommy “Timmy” on page 4 and that Sally is eight throughout the story instead of being six somewhere in the middle.
What is Line Editing?
Line editing, sometimes called developmental editing, will look at the overall flow of the story to help you make your story be the best it can be – checking your paragraphs, sentence flow, wordiness, passive voice, word usage, run-on sentences, and repetitive word usage. I include suggestions with Line Editing where I’ll make notes for you throughout your manuscript to strengthen your characters, plot, dialogue, and overall flow of the story. Line editing is significantly more work, but can also be the most fun. Having a fresh pair of eyes on your story and your vision can give you a different perspective and we can work together to improve both your book and your creative writing skills.
For each service you’ll receive a “track changes” Word document where you can see everything change and suggestion throughout your manuscript. None of the edits will be final until you approve them.
- Picture Books
- Easy Readers
- Early Chapter Books
- Chapter Books
- Middle Grade Books
- Young Adult Books – YA Fiction
- Curriculum Guides
- Bible/Study Guides
- Short Stories
- Book Jacket/Cover Content
- *Non-Fiction – Leadership, Success, Travel, Historical, Art, Cookbooks, etc.
- Other Short Publications
*Genres preferred: Mystery is my absolute favorite. Action/Adventure, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction are all good, Science Fiction is ok.
Not interested in Romance/Erotica, Dark Horror, anything with excessive gore, no major social issues, controversy, or overly political – this goes for non-fiction as well.
I reserve the right to reject manuscripts. Please be sure and find the editor that is right for you.
The best things to do is take a look at my Goodreads account here to see if we’re a good match – or contact me below and ask.
- Website Content – Posts/Articles – SEO, Branding, & Marketing Focused
- Advertisements and Brochure Copy
- Slogans or Tagline
- Email Newsletter Campaigns
- Sales Letters
- Newsletters, Catalogs, & Magazines
- Other Online or Direct Mail Marketing and Publicity Materials
- Fundraiser Brochures
- Community Fliers
- Church Bulletins
- Other Online and Offline Publications