So you want to write an excellent book. A culture changing book, or maybe just a fun heart touching book.
I have a passion for stories and for people. Narrative is one of the most powerful ways to touch a person’s life. But a story is hard to get right. The idea may be excellent, but perfect is hard to achieve. I know I haven’t done it yet.
Let me help you. I have experience with beta-reading, story knowledge from hundreds of books, and an eye for catching typos and bad grammar in other people’s work. I’ve read enough great stories with bad editing, that if I love your story concept, I’ll do my best.
My prices are flexible especially if you want more than one type of editing. Look over it to see what you want, then use the contact form at the bottom.
Critique/ Story Analysis (The Rough Shaping)
$0.002 per word ($100 for 50,000 words)
Do you need some feedback on what’s working in your story and what’s not? Or an idea of where the pacing, structure, or characters might be off?
I will read your manuscript and give you 3-5 pages of notes followed by discussion via Google Hangouts or email.
Line edit (The Smoothing Stage)
$0.007/word ($350 for 50,000 words)
I go through every line and paragraph of your story and suggest ways to improve word choice, sentence structure, character expression and readability. This is the process that really makes the difference between a good story that doesn’t quite make it and one that is pleasurable in style.
I will make every effort to discover and work with your writing voice, while improving it. I will be willing to discuss sections you think still are not working right.
Proofread (The Final Polish)
$0.003/word ($150 for 50,000 words)
I read through your manuscript, catch typos, grammar mistakes and anything that doesn’t make sense.
What I want to edit:
I prefer fantasy stories, and stories with a faith element. If I’m going to put my best into improving your book, it’s got to be something I’m excited about. I will consider contemporary if there’s something especially unique in the concept. The same with historical.
I’ll also do non-fiction if the topic interests me.
What I won’t edit:
If your book has sex scenes, gratuitous violence or coarse language, I will not edit it.
Pure romance bores me. Horror creeps me out a bit. Strong magic makes me a bit uneasy.
If you you’re not sure where you book falls regarding this, send me a thorough description and I will let you know if I’m okay with it.