Below you will see the services that I offer. I will work with you to make sure your manuscript is ready on time. If copyediting is requested, I will need to receive a sample chapter of your manuscript. I will edit 5-7 pages and return the edited chapter to you with my recommendation on the amount of editing needed and let you know how much this may cost. Please know that I follow the Editorial Freelancers Association rates for pricing in all my manuscript critiques, copyediting, and beta reading.
Please click the contact button for the service you would like me to provide. If more than one service is requested, simply note that in the form. I offer packages and discounts if more than one service is requested.
Beta Reading is done before the copyediting process begins. I will be reading from a reader’s perspective and providing an unbiased opinion on the overall plot, character development, dialog, pacing, and any significant issues such as switching from 1st person to 3rd person. Please note: this is not proofreading or copyediting, so I will not be doing any markups on your manuscript.
Manuscript Evaluation is done after self-editing and beta reading, but before developmental editing has started. It can be considered a light dev edit but does not replace an in-depth dev edit if that is needed. This is more done from the editor's perspective and will cover the bigger issues that need to be reworked. I will give you some steps to take to improve your book so that readers will enjoy it more.
Copyediting is done once you have a finished manuscript and it's gone through beta reading or manuscript critique but before formatting and proofreading. During this process, I check for grammar, spelling, and punctuation issues and continuity problems with the storyline.
Please be aware that I use CMOS for a style guide when making copyediting decisions. If you prefer another style guide, please let me know when you contact me and we can discuss it.
I use Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary when checking for spelling.