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Creative Solutions to Practical Problems.

It’s not easy being a writer. It’s hard to get the people in your life to take your writing seriously. You have to fight to carve out time to work on your craft (There’s always that guy at some party who says, “If I had a weekend I could write a novel.” Um, right.). And then, who can you trust to give you honest feedback to take your work to the next level without changing your voice or your story?

I’ve sat on both sides of the publishing desk. I get it. I know how hard it is to get where you are. And I know what publishers are thinking about your book. And I can teach you what you need to know to reach your writing goals. In fact, that’s the first thing I’m going to ask you about. I love helping people stretch out of their comfort zones and reach their goals.

At heart, I’m a teacher. I don’t just edit your work, I help you grow your craft. You understand what I am doing and why so you can apply this to your other works.

While I have options for every budget, I provide the best value to serious writers ready to get their work published, traditional or indie.

Editing

There are a lot of different definitions of what editing is and does. There are no real standards for editors, so writers often have no good way of knowing if an editor is worthwhile. Even recommendations can be biased. Just because your writer friend liked their editor doesn’t mean it was a good edit or would be a good fit for you.

I’ve worked in traditional publishing as a managing editor. I’m a gold member of the Christian Professional Editors Network, which requires passing editing tests and being vetted. But none of that matters if we’re not a good fit. My goal is always to preserve your vision and your voice for your story. I want your story to be the best it can be. Hopefully, you’ll not only get a solid edit, you’ll learn principles of craft along the way that you can apply to your future works.

Because of the subjective nature of editing, I will ask for a sample of your writing and give you my feedback on what I think I can accomplish for you. That way you can determine if we are on the same page. It’s also why you won’t find a list of specific prices on my site, just price ranges. I customize each quote to what the project needs. I don’t shoehorn you into predetermined categories.

View the three main editing categories and pricing here.

Have a question?

Get started today making your writing goals a reality. Or risk another year in the frustration of spinning your wheels, not knowing if your writing is really good enough.

There can be a lot of confusion about the different types of editing. There are three main categories.

  • Developmental/substantive edit–A big-picture edit looking at story arc, character development, and the flow of the book. Price varies based on word count and where you are on the writing journey, but it averages $3-5,000. We often package this with a copy edit.
  • Copy/line edit–This is what most people think of as editing, looking at paragraph and sentence structure, word usage, grammar, and flow. This is almost always packaged with a developmental edit, but occasionally a project only needs a copy or line edit. As with a developmental edit, the price varies based on word count and generally is about 40% of the price of a developmental edit.
  • Proofread–This is a final edit looking for typos and mistakes and is best done by a fresh set of eyes. As with the other edits, this varies by word count but is the cheapest of all edits, running from about $600 to $1,500.

My team and I will work to get you the appropriate levels of editing your project needs.