Services :: Editing

Artful Editing

I offer a full range of editing services to meet your needs. I charge $50/hour with a minimum fee of $200 per project. I am able to edit reports, manuals, articles, and other documents. As with all of my services, I will work with you to achieve the best document possible in the amount of time we have. Please contact me if you have any questions about my editing services.

Book Editing

I am now offering book editing packages. I will work with you to get your book to a publishable level. I am able to work with fiction and non-fiction in a variety of genres and topics, as follows.

  1. Fiction (children's books, young adult novels, adult novels)
    Please note that I am unable to assist with picture books or graphic novels at this time.
    Genres: Any excepting erotica, extremely violent stories, or horror novels. I can't properly edit a genre I don't read!
  2. Non-fiction
    Memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, manuals, how-to books, and self-help books are at the top of my list right now, but I am open to other types of non-fiction material, so please don't be afraid to query me.

For both categories, the process is the same: fill out the contact form and give me some basic information about your project, including which package you are interested in. I will e-mail you within two days of receipt of the form and ask you for more information, probably including a sample of the work you want edited. If I accept your project, I will have you sign a contract before you send me your full manuscript. Once I have your manuscript, I will work through the process of editing to the guidelines listed below. Please note that a deposit of $100 is due prior to the beginning of work on your project, and that a payment schedule will be arranged and included in the contract prior to commencement of work.

  1. Basic Proof Reading
    Check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation (one draft)
    $50/25 pages (assuming 250 words per page)
  2. Content Editing
    Basic Proof Reading plus continuity and fact-checking (two drafts)
    $50/25 pages (assuming 250 words per page) for proof reading, plus $50/hour for research and notes (minimum of two hours total)
  3. Full Editing
    Basic Proof Reading plus Content Editing plus notes on style, readability, audience, and other aspects of craft (multiple drafts)
    $50/25 pages (assuming 250 words per page) for proof reading, plus $50/hour for research and notes (minimum of two hours per draft)

If you aren't sure what kind of service you want, you can start with the Basic Proof Reading package and upgrade if it becomes evident that you need more help; by the same token, you can downgrade from the Full Editing package if your work doesn't require such extensive attention. The primary requirement for any of these services is that you should not be sending me your first draft. Please, only second or third (or fourth, fifth, sixth, etc.) drafts.

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Last Updated January 9, 2014