Writing is hard. Finding a good editor can be even harder.
Because I know how difficult it can be to find an editor you can trust--and afford--to get your precious manuscript ready for publishing, I'm here to make it a little easier.
I've been writing since I was twelve, and have been editing (both professionally and on a book swap basis) for over three years. I have the experience and skills to help you with anything from content/developmental editing to copy/line editing. Whatever stage your novel is at, I can help you move it one step closer to publication-ready.
I offer three basic services detailed below, and will gladly provide you feedback and a free quote on your first 2,000 words, regardless of whether or not you choose to hire me to edit your completed manuscript.
Finding a beta reader who will give you honest feedback on your book can be nearly impossible. For only $5, I will read your book and provide you with honest, constructive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses, and whether or not I think your manuscript is ready for more extensive professional editing or if it needs more work on your end first.
Sometimes called developmental editing, content editing is "big picture" editing. I'll look at the structure and content of your story, detailing what I found interesting and what fell flat, as well as providing useful feedback for improvement. Substantive editing might need to be done after this stage, so this editing is best enlisted right before or after the beta reader stage, but before any copy editing.
Unlike content editing, copy editing is more of a paragraph-by-paragraph or even line-by-line edit that looks at the small details and catches mistakes on a micro-level, like sentence structure, grammar, and other small but potentially important details. Have this editing done before you have anyone proofread your book, because substantive changes made after proofreading can mean you need to hire another proofreader.