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.
From My Clients
As a non-native English author, I was looking for an experienced editor who could help improve the quality of my work. Kerry did just that by ensuring the final manuscript looked professional and was easy to read. If it weren’t for his work, perhaps, some of my books wouldn’t have ended up being so popular.
Now, if he can help a non-English author like me publish professional books, chances are that he can help you too. One more thing, Kerry also has a great sense of humour and is pleasant to work with!
Kerry has been my go-to editor for a few years now. We have worked together on several novels and one non-fiction book.
He is professional, flexible, reliable with an excellent grasp of both British and American English. He also “gets” the tone of the book and the voice really well, helping me bring the best out of every manuscript.
I can wholeheartedly recommend his expertise to anyone.
Kerry’s track record as a best-selling author speaks volumes for his writing skills. And, for me, he has been my guiding star over the past three years and helped me to become a two-time best-seller on Amazon.
The writing process can be a lonely endeavour (one I enjoy, I hasten to add). However, none of us can do this self-publishing stuff alone, we all need a little nudge and someone with the professional skills and knowledge to bring out the best in us, and I’ve been fortunate to have had Kerry do just that.
Over the years Kerry has become more than my editor, he has become my mentor and good friend, and I know I still have much to learn from him.
Kerry has provided copyediting and developmental editing for several of my mystery novels. His editing has improved my books. There’s no doubt about that. Kerry tells it like it is.
He definitely dishes out the positive with the negative, but if your feelings are easily hurt or you’re looking for someone to tell you how wonderful you are, look elsewhere for that type of ego-stroking. If you want an honest critique and first-rate editing, contact Kerry J Donovan for your editing services.
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.
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