Editing Services

I enjoy helping college-bound students polish their application essays. For a 750-word essay and a 40-minute Zoom consultation, I charge $95 for the first draft, and $45 for every subsequent draft. Fees must be paid when each draft is submitted.

If you are writing a book and need an editor, I can help you. Author testimonials can be found at the bottom of this page. I do not offer ghostwriting services but can assist you in these areas:

1. Developmental Editing: “Big picture” items such as plot, characters, setting, themes, conflict (and resolution), narrative technique, and dialogue. This applies to works of fiction and narrative nonfiction, including travel writing, biography, and memoir. After reading the manuscript I will provide a detailed critique on elements that need to be worked on and suggest changes to make your book a better one.

2. Copy Editing: Line-by-line checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage, consistency, and any content errors that may exist. At this level I also suggest things like paragraph breaks and sentence (or word) order changes that will make the writing flow more smoothly.

3. Proofreading: Checking for consistency, typos, format, and layout.

4. Copywriting: If your book is ready for publication, I can write the back cover summary, author bio, a query letter to literary agents, and a press release.

Fees are charged per hour, per word, or per project. I’m sure we can reach a mutually agreeable fee if your manuscript and I are a good fit.

Please contact me via my Facebook author page.