What Type of Editing Services Do I Need?

When it comes to editing services, sometimes it’s hard to determine the type of editing you need. I’ll assess a middle excerpt from your manuscript, provide a brief sample edit of up to 750 words, and suggest the level of editing that’s right for you.

A longer sample edit of five additional standard, double-spaced pages is $50 and I’ll deduct it from the cost of your edit if we decide to work together.

Not ready for an edit, or working with a tight budget? Consider my Manuscript Critique service, a perfect start for newer authors.

Click the links below for a detailed explanation of each editing service I offer, including rates. Package rates are available.

Line Editing

Addresses tone, flow, pacing, dialogue and narrative structure, repetition, and more at the sentence and paragraph levels. Click here for more details and rates.

Developmental Editing (Content Editing)

Tackles story-level issues such as plot, theme, characterization, “worldbuilding,” credibility, showing vs. telling, and point of view. Click here for more details and rates.


Focuses on technical flaws including grammar, style, accuracy, and consistency. Click here for more details and rates.

Deep Line Editing (Substantive Editing)

Includes heavy line editing as well as rewriting and, if needed, some ghostwriting. Appropriate for manuscripts requiring significant revision. Click here for more details and rates.

Other Services

Other services include help with your book blurb, book synopsis, or book proposal and manuscript critiquing, writing coaching, copywriting, and proofreading. Click here for more details and rates.
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