I go line-by-line to ensure your grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other similar elements are clear and consistent throughout the manuscript. I also check formatting, in-text citations, reference notes and footnotes, and flag any awkward or wordy sentences that may need further revision.
A preliminary step to heavier developmental edits, I read over the manuscript and provide constructive feedback on bigger-picture items, such as where you could improve on plot, character development, and pacing. I also provide a story chart, mapping out plot progression and scene-by-scene movements.
As a final step to the editing process, I polish and fine-tune your manuscript before it is sent to the printer. I check for consistency in language, word usage, punctuation and spelling, and the overall appearance of page proofs, ensuring uniformity in formatting and fonts.
Don't know if a story idea is worth pursuing? An outline evaluation might be what you need. I go over your outline and provide constructive feedback on the plot, character and story beat developments. I highlight areas that could be improved and brainstorm solutions to make your story stronger, all before you draft a single word.
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Rates & Availability
To ensure I give you the best quality service I can,
I take your needs and budget into consideration.
I charge by the hour and my rates fall within industry standards. I accept payment through check, PayPal, or Venmo
(note: I add a small service fee if using PayPal).
If my schedule or skills don't fit your project, I will try to recommend another editor.