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Editing Services

 Experience

I received a Master of Arts in English from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008 where I studied with Edgar nominee Tim Gautreaux. I have more than ten years of editing experience and am currently the Editor-in-Chief of LitStack.com.

I have spent the past five years in the corporate environment as a Technical Editor and have previously edited for Christine Rose, Phoebe North, Heather McCorkle, Christine Fonseca, Carolyn Crane and many other emerging and established authors.

In addition to working on several creative ventures, including my second novel and various short stories, my flash fiction, Street Noises, was included in Pill Hill Press' Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction  and my short story  'Til Hunt Be Done' was included in the Winters Wonders anthology from Compass Press.

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, improper pacing and how to produce quality manuscripts, short stories and query letters that catch an agent's/editor's eye.

For all projects, please include the following:

  • Story/Manuscript genre
  • Type of editorial service you require (Line edits or Summary)
  • A short synopsis of your project
  • The word count/projected word count

Short Stories:

2000 words or less: $50

2000-3000 words: $100

3000-4000 words: $150

Anything over 4000 words will need to be discussed in order for me to draw up a customized cost summary.

Manuscript Edits

50000 words: $350

60000-70000 words: $450

70000-85000 words: $500

85000 and above please email.

Query Letters: **

Creation: $60

Rewrite: $50

How to Pay:

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

Editing Services

Editing Definitions

  • Line edit - An in-depth grammatical and typographical errors edit which includes punctuation and consistency edits of the entire manuscript. This edit is thorough and exhaustive.

  • Summary grammatical - Edit of the entire manuscript that check grammar and spelling only.

  • Query Letter review and creation. Self explanatory.

  • Manuscript Critique - Substantive edit of the entire manuscript including pacing, plot and character development, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns about rates or you would like clarification of what they involve, please feel free to contact me to discuss your project.

NOTE:

*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.