I’ve been a professional editor for a number of years and am now opening my services to the wider author community. I edit both fiction and non-fiction and will consider all genres.
As your editor, I have only one aim—to help you write the best darned book possible, and to that end, I’m ruthless. If you’re looking for undue praise and platitudes, you won’t find it here. If, however, you’re looking for genuine help from an experienced editor (who also happens to be a bestselling author), read on.
Initially, I can provide a fixed-price Outline Critique, to make sure you’re on the right track before you even start writing your novel. Once your novel is complete, I offer three editing packages: development, line, and copy edits. Finally, I can provide a proofreading service to check for those last pesky typos before you hit the ‘publish’ button.
Interested? What next?
Send me the first 1,000 words of your manuscript using the form below and I’ll provide a free sample Line Edit and return it to you as quickly as my schedule permits. The sample edit will:
a) Give you an idea of what to expect from me as your editor,
b) Show me where you are in your authorial journey,
c) Enable me to recommend the most suitable editorial package for you, and
d) Indicate whether we are a good ‘fit’ as an author/editor team.
At this stage, I have to say the editor/author relationship is hugely important to the overall success of a book and my aim is to develop a long-term partnership with all my clients.
Schedule of Fees *†#
Here is my general pricing structure:
- Outline Critique – fixed fee of $350
- Development Edit package – from $0.025 per word
- Line Edit package – from $0.02 per word
- Copy Edit package – from $0.0175 per word
- Proofreading – from $0.01 per word
*All currency in USD. Quotes in other currencies available on request. Prices subject to negotiation.
†A 10% discount applies for manuscripts of more than 80,000 words.
#From pricing indicative only. A formal quote will be provided based on complexity of service required.