Many services offer proofing & evaluating as two separate services, charging you twice. I do not see the separation of the two. Part of learning your craft IS copy editing – understanding and FIXING your common mistakes and bad habits within spelling or punctuation will help you understand the beauty of language and all of its possibilities. I'm here to help you polish and shine your manuscript. Proofing is included in the full edit.
We'll look at continuity, characterization, plot; all of the elements of a good story. You will be given honest feedback. Your ego is not a factor in storytelling.
Query with 1 page summary and the first 5 pages (single spaced) to see if we're a good fit. Then an editorial agreement will need to be signed and possibly a deposit. (See below.)
All submissions and manuscripts are absolutely confidential. Occasionally I may ask permission to publicly share a passage as a teaching tool or just because it touched my heart.
I will return your manuscript with changes tracked in Microsoft Word, including notes within the text, plus a comprehensive written feedback. We can discuss afterwards either on the phone or via email/chat, your preference.
5000 words and under - flat rate $75. Includes mark up and feedback as necessary. Completed work will not be returned to the client until payment in full has been received upon completion.
Average two weeks response time.
10,000+ words: Completed work will not be returned to the client until payment in full has been received. 50% deposit upon accepted submission and 50% due upon completion.
1.5 cents per word.
Average one month response time.
Need a professional eye before submission or publication? I'll check for typos, grammar & continuity.
0.8 cent per word. (Eight-tenths of a cent.) Changes completed in Microsoft Word for you to easily accept or reject.
Average one month response time. (Enquire regarding rush orders.)