Every writer needs a good editor. Good editing can help sell your book. Bad editing will tank it. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gotten a title at Amazon and discovered the editing sucked. There’s simply no excuse. Want people to rave about your work? Start with a great story, solid writing, and add a thorough edit, ’cause every story needs it.
My rate for a structural edit: $.008 + per word. The price depends on how much work the manuscript needs.
What is a structural edit? It means I’ll fix the grammar and punctuation, tense, and if necessary, suggest cuts or additional scenes for pacing. I’ll point out plot holes and inconsistencies. I’ll let you know if your characters need work. I’ll even check all the proper names to make sure they’re spelled correctly.
Turnaround is generally two-three weeks, depending on my schedule and the length of the manuscript. I’m also working with Murphy Hopkins these days (sister to bestselling author Colleen Hoover), so the earlier you book, the more certain you can be the edit will be completed by the date you prefer.
In the rare event I do not complete the edit, you will be charged for the amount of work done and the difference returned to you without question. If you schedule an edit, I expect you to deliver the MS by the date agreed upon. Half the fee is paid up front, the other half handed over before delivery of the final edit.
After you’ve gone through the suggested edits, convert to PDF format and go over it one more time. It’s amazing how often you see tiny errors when they are in galley format, because yes, I’m human, and even I miss something now and again. You can never have too many eyes perusing your manuscript.
Send me a sample 500 words to see if we can work together. I’ll edit that for free.
In all instances, money will be moved via Paypal (fenraven at gmail dot com). Email me for more information regarding anything on this page.
I worked with Silver before the owner absconded with all the money. After that, I put in a few years at Dreamspinner Press. Now I’m working with Murphy Hopkins, as noted above, and doing freelance work when time allows.
Before all of that, I was editing newspapers, brochures, and other things. In other words, I have a lot of experience. Trust me. You know you want to.