Author Services

Editorial Services:

  • Mechanical Editing is a line-by-line review of your manuscript to correct mechanical errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice, all while preserving the meaning and voice of the original. I check for a consistent style and format, cross-checking references, descriptions (a character may start out with blue eyes—and end up with them being brown), and other features for consistency throughout the text. I'll also review your manuscript for larger, overall errors and issues, and flag them for your attention.  Base Rate of $0.01 per word (50,000-word minimum)

  • Hard Editing includes Mechanical Editing, but also goes beyond simple mechanics to issues of flow, pacing, consistency, redundancy, characterization, transition, and other matters of style. Reading at this level, I make changes and suggestions to eliminate confusion, improve clarity, and make sure your text maintains the correct tone, level of detail, and perspective throughout. The result is clear, consistent, readable, and even sophisticated: a manuscript that hangs together from beginning to end with an overall sense of clarity and quality.  Base Rate of $0.015 per word (50,000-word minimum) + $79.00

  • Collaborative Editing is a hands-on approach to editing. It is a thorough line edit that includes technical corrections as well as suggestions from me to help you improve literary elements, such as tone, organization and voice. We will work on additional components such as characterization, world-building, and dialogue. We would work through the manuscript together through various mediums such as email, EtherPad, Facebook, and over the phone (if necessary).  Base Rate of $0.02 per word (50,000-word minimum) + $99.00


    With all Editorial Services, there are two options from which to choose:
  • Hardcopy editing: With this option, you would send me a hardcopy of your manuscript; I will make edits on the actual hardcopy, as well as providing additional notes for further clarity of suggestions and edits.  
    Base Rate + $30.00 Return Shipping.
  • Electronic Transmission: This option is the same as a hardcopy edit, the only difference being that you would send me the copy via email and I will print out my own hardcopy on which I will make the edits.  
    Base Rate + $30.00 Return Shipping + $30.00 Printing Fee.

    Coaching Services:

    • Monthly Coaching: One on one coaching via Facebook or iMessage to help you guide your current writing project toward completion. This service works best for those who are unfamiliar with project organization, those just starting out on a project, or those who need motivation and support to catapult them toward a successful, finished product. The service includes four, sixty-minute coaching sessions per month (1 per week), and up to twenty brief emails per month. Requires a minimum three month commitment initially and can continue on a month to month agreement, if desired.  Base Rate of $285 per month. [Includes a FREE 30-Minute Consultation via Facebook, iMessage, or Phone]

    • Language Construction & Development: This service will guide you through the process of constructing and developing your own languages so that they mimic true language evolution. It will start with the basics (such as phonemes, morphemes, and glyphs) and work through all aspects of language (such as parts of speech, syntax, and evolutionary concepts). We will work together to take the beginnings of your constructed language and transform it to conform to existing languages of today. The service includes three, thirty minute sessions via Facebook or iMessage per month, and up to two weekly emails per month. The is no minimum requirement for this package.  Base Rate of $135 per month. [Includes a FREE 30-Minute Consultation via Facebook or iMessage]

    • World-Building Critique & Feedback: With this service, I'll review your world-building material and notes for consistency and clarity, discrepancies and weaknesses, strengths and uniqueness, among other factors. I will offer a thorough critique with detailed feedback, pointing out places in your world that need work or reinforcement. The service includes the initial email exchange of your notes, my critique and feedback, and two, thirty-minute sessions via Facebook or iMessage. This service is also available to previous clients (at a 50% discount) for a follow-up critique, which will focus on going over finished world-building material.  Base Rate of $70 (Follow-Up Rate of $35) [Includes a FREE 30-Minute Consultation via Facebook or iMessage]


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