Editing Services

I specialize in providing a variety of editing services for Fiction manuscripts in their various stages on the path to publication. Of the many genres available, I prefer to work in the following:

  • Young Adult
  • New Adult
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Dystopian
  • Thriller
  • Literary Fiction

Please contact me if your manuscript is outside of these genres. I will be more than happy to evaluate the project to see if it would be of something of interest to me. In your query please include a brief summary of the plot if it is outside of my preferred genres.

Be sure to read each package description carefully before submitting your request or query. Each of these services is highly specialized and includes specific supplementary documents (if any) for delivery. Should you be interested in any documents outside of your package, please request them in your quote or query.

Editing Services Overview

Many writers are unaware of the different types of editing a manuscript can go through. Below is a brief explanation of what these services entail in my packages. They may vary from professional to professional.  If anything about these different editing services is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Developmental Edit

A developmental edit is for early drafts of a manuscript that are geared towards revising the story itself. This is more of a conceptual edit than a traditional edit, where I focus on the elements of your story and how they work together as a whole to create the story. The Revision Letter and Manuscript Comments are documents designed for authors to use to facilitate revisions. You can also add on the Manuscript Critique and Continuity Log for additional resources as well. If there are specific elements you’d like me to pay close attention to, please let me know in the request for a quote so I can work it into the documents I provide at the end of my review.

Line Edit

Where developmental edits are working on the conceptual level in your manuscript, a line edit is digging into the structure and flow on the paragraph and sentence level. This type of edit is also not considered a traditional edit, as it focuses on the way you use language to communicate your story to the reader and is less focused on spelling and grammar. A line edit is used to help an author clean up their unique style, remove redundant or repetitive phrases, and clean up pesky cliches with a Revision Letter and Manuscript Comments. You can also add on the Manuscript Critique and Continuity Log for additional resources as well. If there is a specific point of style you’d like me to keep a special eye on, please let me know in the quote request.

Copy Edit

A copy edit addresses a manuscript on the technical level and is what many would consider a traditional edit. A copy edit addresses spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax throughout the manuscript. They also point out concerns of consistency in style (punctuation, capitalization, etc.) and any glaring errors about inconsistencies within the story. In my copy edits I will leave Manuscript Comments for your review in order to help facilitate revisions where necessary.


A proofread is usually the last step of a nearly-polished document. A proofread corrects any remaining errors in sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, consistency, numbering, and formatting in order to ensure the document is error-free prior to submission or publication. Should there be anything necessary or in need of your clarification I will leave Manuscript Comments for your review. Should I be performing a proof of a PDF, I will leave all changes needed and comments in PDF highlight comments for your review.


Revision Letter

A revision letter provides my suggestions for improvement of a manuscript. This document summarizes these areas for concern for the author, which will often call upon comments within the manuscript to provide specific examples and suggestions.

Manuscript Comments

All packages come with manuscript comments for your review. While the documents above are more analytical documents, the comments target at the sentence and paragraph level problems with the manuscript and provide suggestions to amend it.

Manuscript Critique

A manuscript critique is a supplementary write-up I deliver with your manuscript that includes an overarching analysis of the manuscript as a whole. This is meant to give a comprehensive overview of the project as well as guide the author through their next round of revisions.

The following areas are evaluated in the Manuscript Critique:

  • Plot
  • Subplots
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Genre
  • Themes
  • Tone
  • Voice
  • Pacing
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

I also pay close attention to any questions the author has asked me to focus on at the start of the project. Please be sure to include any specific areas you’d like me to focus on when you request a quote.

Continuity Log

The Continuity Log is a different approach for an author to see their manuscript in a new light. This document records the developments of each chapter as they are written on the page and can help highlight areas of strength and concern within the manuscript. Each development that I feel is important is meticulously recorded in a running document organized by chapter.

Each Chapter focuses on the following areas:

  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Character traits
  • My thoughts on the chapter

Starting Rates and Deliverables of Editing Services

Service Starting Rate Deliverables
Developmental Edit $30
  • Revision Letter
  • Review of Author Queries
  • Manuscript Comments
Developmental Edit Supplemental Documents $20
  • In-depth Manuscript Critique
  • Continuity Log


Line Edit $25
  • Revision Letter
  • Review of Author Questions
  • Manuscript Comments
Copy Edit $20
  • Manuscript Comments
Proofread $20
  • Manuscript Comments
Multiple Packages determined on an individual basis contact me prior to requesting a quote