I can help you with just about any type of written document, whether you need an extra eye on your fantastic novel or short story, the new issue of your magazine, academic or corporate documents, and so on. While my expertise is in genre fiction, broadly defined, I also have extensive experience with other forms of literary and non-fiction writing.

I offer five types of services for potential clients.

  1. Basic Proofreading ($0.01/word)
    Basic proofreading involves correcting general grammar and spelling errors.
  2. In-Depth Proofreading ($0.02/word)
    In-depth proofreading adds general corrections for sentence structure to the basic proofreading service.
  3. Copyediting ($0.03/word)
    Copyediting involves advanced editing for a document, including all components in basic and in-depth proofreading in addition to considerable attention to sentence structure, paragraph cohesion, and related elements.
  4. Beta Reading ($0.5/pg)
    Beta reading is essentially a lite version of developmental editing designed to provide a professional version of the traditional beta reading process. This service involves a report-based assessment of the elements the author is most concerned about, which may include plot, character, and so on.
  5. Developmental Editing ($0.05/word)
    Developmental editing involves addressing the “global” structure of a document, ideally in the outlining stage of writing. The goal is to help the writer improve the structure of a document. This may include assessing organization, pacing, plot, character, world cohesion (fictional or otherwise), consistency, etc. Typically, this service is intended for fiction writers.

Each level is tailored to your specific project, which might include novels, short fiction, ad copy, or other document types.

Return times will also depend on the length, style, and type of document(s) provided. The following is a rough estimate of the return times for documents at certain lengths:

  • 5,000 words or less –> 5 Days (max)
  • 5,000 to 25,000 words –> 5-10 Days
  • 25,000 to 50,000 words –> 1-2 Weeks
  • 50,000 words –> Negotiable

Extensive copy editing may require additional time depending on the document(s), which will be discussed before work is officially contracted. Developmental edits will likely require additional time as well given the nature of editing work for novel-length projects.

Additionally, you can request rush delivery for most documents for an additional cost — to be negotiated with you. If you need a document edited soon, send a quote request with “rush delivery” in your message content.

If you have a project you’d like me to check out, send me an email. I’m happy to hear what you’re working on!

Let’s get to work!