Editing Services

I will be unavailable for editing until May 2012

I received a Master of Arts in English/Technical Writing in 2008 from Southeastern Louisiana University where I studied with Edgar nominee Tim Gautreaux. I have more than ten years of documentation and editing experience and was previously the Reviews and Acquisitions Editor at Best Damn Creative Writing Blog.

I have spent the past three years in the corporate environment as a Technical Editor and have previously edited for Christine Rose, Phoebe North and many others involved in both the #ScribeChat and #WritersRoad chats on Twitter.

In addition, I am working on several creative projects, including my second novel and various short stories. My flash fiction, "Street Noises," will be published in November 2011 by Pill Hill Press.

Questions? Email me.

See a list of my publications here.

What You'll Get
  • Edits done through Track Changes in Word
  • Concise edits that produce a clean manuscript without stripping away the writer's voice. 
  • Honest critiques
  • Quick turnaround times (depending upon word count and genre)
  • Demonstration of how to avoid overwriting, improve pacing and how to produce quality manuscripts, short stories and query letters that catch an agent/editor's eye
For all projects, please include the following:
  • Story/Manuscript genre
  • Type of editorial service you require
  • A short summary/synopsis of your project
  • The word count/projected word count

Short Stories:
2000 words or less: $50
2000-3000 words: $70
3000-4000 words: $80
Anything over 4000 words will need to be discussed in order for me to draw up a customized cost summary.

Manuscript services (Line Edits with Manuscript Critique):
50000 words - $250
60000-70000 words - $300
70000 - 85000 words $350
85000 and above - please email.

Manuscript Services (Proofread/Summary Edit):
50000 words - $150
60000-70000 words - $200
70000 - 85000 words $300
85000 and above - please email.  

Query Letters:**
Creation - $50
Rewrite - $40

*For rush jobs, (projects with a 24-hour turnaround), please add 50% to the above prices.*

How to pay:

Misc. Services
Query Letters

Editing definitions
Line edit In-depth grammatical and typographical errors, punctuation and consistency edits of  the entire manuscript.

Proofread Summary grammatical edit of the entire manuscript.

Manuscript critique Substantive editing of entire manuscript including pacing, plot, character development, etc. 

Query Letter review and/or creation. **

If you have any questions or concerns about rates and a deeper understanding of what they involve, please feel free to contact me to discuss your project.
*Academic and Non-Fiction prices vary and are not included in the pricing above. Email me for more information.

**While I feel that an author should write their own queries, I'm happy to offer critiques of query letters free of charge. However, the skill of query writing is one necessary, I believe, for any emerging author.