Editorial Services

  • Do you have a completed or partial (fiction) manuscript?
  • Do you need a second set of eyes to look at your manuscript objectively?
  • Do you need some editing?
  • Are you going to self-publish your novel (or have you already and need to make changes)?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, read on. I might be able to help.

How Can I Help?

Having a high-quality, well-written book is essential in today's marketplace, more so than maybe ever before. Why? With self-publishing a booming industry, there are more books available to readers than ever before, which also means there are a lot of low-quality books too. You don't want to be one of those. Having a poorly written self-published novel can be career suicide. If readers find your book and see glaring mistakes, you'll be discounted as a writer. With so many other books and writers to choose from, a reader will just move on to the next. Don't you do the same thing? I do.

 

I want to help. I've self-published two books myself, so I understand what you're going through. You, as the writer and publisher, are responsible for writing the book, editing, preparing cover art services, marketing, distribution, and everything else that comes with the business of books. It can be a lot. Editorial services are expensive. As an independent author, you may not have $1,000, $2,000, or even $3,000 to spend on a good editor for your book, right? I know I didn't. But you still need an editor - everyone does. Your mom doesn't count. You need someone objective, someone who won't be afraid to give you honest feedback, someone who's been there and done that. That could be me. 

What Are My Credentials?

It's an important question. You won't (and shouldn't) trust your work with just anyone. Having a poorly edited book may be worse than having a non-edited book. Why? Because a poorly edited book cost something! Non-edited didn't. So not only are you making a bad first impression on your readers, but you threw money away, too. We're in this business to make money, not throw it away, am I right? Carry on.

 

I'm the author of four novels and am an active member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) Organization. My first two novels, DECEPTION and OPERATION SALAZAR, were self-published. I know what the experience is like. My third novel, AMBER ALERT, was published by a mid-size press named Solstice Publishing. I worked hands on with an editor there to get the book ready for publication. My fourth novel, PLUM SPRINGS (tentative title), is represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group in New York, and has recently been contracted to Moonshine Cove Publishing. It is tentatively expected to be released in May 2018.

 

Outside of my fiction, I work as a Proposal Writer by day, where I write, edit, and proofread for a living. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Communications, and the degree was a specialized curriculum that heavily consisted of both professional and creative writing. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the program. Bottom line, writing, editing, and revising is what I do. It's in my blood. It's my passion. It's what I'm good at.

Services Available

My goal here is to not have you break the bank. I understand how expensive editing can be, but every book really needs it. I get just as frustrated as the next person when I'm reading a book and find error after error, and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. No one is perfect - trust me. I find mistakes in just about every book I read, including the A-List authors. I've founded errors in Harlan Coben novels, David Baldacci novels, and plenty others (including mine, even after publication!). So it happens. Editors are only human. But we want to eliminate as many mistakes as we can, so they don't take away from your work. That's what I want to help you do.

 

I think you'll find my services to be significantly less expensive than other editorial services. Why? Because I'm tailoring this to self-publishers, and I know, from experience, that self-publishers may not always have that much money to put into their books. But this is still my business, however, so I can't offer my time for free (I do have my own writing career, on top of a full-day day job and a family life too). We need more high-quality fiction.

Manuscript Proofreading and Line Editing

Upon payment being received, I will proofread your manuscript (fiction only, 100K words maximum) and provide line editing critique (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your manuscript can be at any stage in the process - while the manuscript is in process, after the first draft is completed, just before publication, or anywhere in between. This service will be provided for one read-through only. For multiple reads, a discounted rate is available.

 

A PayPal invoice will be sent upon the receipt of the manuscript (page count will determine the price). Proofreading and line editing will begin upon receipt of payment. All prices assume standard page formatting: 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

 

One-time payment via PayPal: $0.75 per page

Two payments via PayPal (50% deposit, 50% due at completion - the edited manuscript won't be returned until the remaining 50% is received): $0.85 per page

Three payments via PayPal (1/3 deposit, 1/3 due at mid point, 1/3 due at completion - editing stops until all payments are met; the fully edited manuscript won't be returned until the entire balance is received in full): $1.00 per page

Additional reads: 50% off standard rate

 

Contact me HERE to inquire about this service.

Partial Story/Development Edit and Critique

Upon deposit being received, I will provide a comprehensive edit and critique of your partial manuscript (fiction only). In addition to line editing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), I will offer up story critique as well, including: voice, character development, plotting, dialogue, pacing, setting, etc. It's your choice how much you want to send to me for feedback and critique, as it's a per page fee.

 

A PayPal invoice will be sent upon the receipt of the manuscript (page count will determine the price). Editing will begin upon receipt of payment. All prices assume standard page formatting: 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

 

One-time payment via PayPal: $3.50 per page

Two payments via PayPal (50% deposit, 50% due at completion - the edited manuscript won't be returned until the remaining 50% is received): $3.75 per page

Three payments via PayPal (1/3 deposit, 1/3 due at mid point, 1/3 due at completion - editing stops until all payments are met; the fully edited manuscript won't be returned until the entire balance is received in full): $4.00 per page

Additional reads of the same pages: 50% off standard rate

 

Contact me HERE to inquire about this service.

Full Story/Development Edit and Critique

Upon deposit being received, I will provide a comprehensive edit and critique of your full manuscript (fiction only, 100K words maximum). In addition to line editing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), I will offer up story critique as well, including: voice, character development, plotting, dialogue, pacing, setting, etc. Your manuscript must be complete before editing will begin.

 

A PayPal invoice will be sent upon the receipt of the manuscript. Editing will begin upon receipt of the deposit.

 

One-Time Edit Flat Fee: $900 ($300 deposit, $300 due at mid point, $300 due upon completion - editing stops until all payments are met; the fully edited manuscript won't be returned until the entire balance is received in full); good for one edit

Two-Time Edit Flat Fee: $1,500 ($500 deposit, $500 due at completion of first edit, $500 due upon completion of second edit - editing stops until all payments are met; the fully edited manuscript won't be returned until the entire balance is received in full); good for two edits

Unlimited Edits Flat Fee: $2,000 ($800 deposit, $800 due at completion of first edit, $400 due upon final acceptance by the author - editing stops until all payments are met; the fully edited manuscript won't be returned until the entire balance is received in full); good for unlimited edits

 

Plus, get a FREE GIFT:

 

If you choose the one-time flat fee edit, I'll send you a signed copy of one of my books of your choice (DECEPTION, OPERATION SALAZAR, or AMBER ALERT) as a thanks for working together. If you chose the two-time edit flat fee, I'll send you two signed copies of my books of your choice. If you chose the unlimited edits flat fee, I'll send you all three, all signed!

 

Contact me HERE to inquire about this service.