I’ll read your manuscript fast. Really fast. I might not read every single word. I’ll give you the best advice I can based on that quick skim. I can tell you what might jump out (for good or ill) when a publisher or agent takes a look at your work. Or if you know the manuscript needs work, but you aren’t sure what, I can give you suggestions for how to approach your revisions. I can usually do a quick-skim edit for $200 or less.
I will read your manuscript carefully and help you identify its strengths. I will suggest ways that you can approach revision so that the entire manuscript will match the quality of your best efforts. The cost of a developmental edit depends on the length of your manuscript and the types of revision it needs. After I see a sample, I can give you an estimate.
I will read your almost-final manuscript carefully, line-by-line, to eliminate errors or awkwardness in grammar and wording and to ensure overall consistency. The cost will depend on the length, condition, and complexity of your manuscript, usually somewhere between $1.50 and $3.00 per page.
I will read a copy-edited manuscript carefully to ferret out typos and formatting errors. The cost will depend on the length, condition, and complexity of your manuscript, usually somewhere between $1.25 and $2.50 per page.
How I work
For all types of edits, I use the Track Changes and Comments features of Microsoft Word.
Tell me about your project
In the form below, tell me about your manuscript and what you would like help with, and I will respond by email with some ideas and estimated costs.