I want to provide you with attentive, enthusiastic feedback that notably increases the likelihood of your manuscript’s personal or commercial success. My editing and reviewing services are 100% confidential, professional, and targeted toward giving your manuscript the attention it deserves.

Beta Reader Service

  • $99 for any manuscript under 100k words
  • $119 for any manuscript over 100k words

What’s included?

  • A thorough read and review of your manuscript, with any specific questions or concerns you may have in mind.
  • A thoughtful, single-spaced review of your manuscript. This one to two-page document details elements that were loved, things that were unclear, and story-related weaknesses.
  • Grammar and other copyediting issues may be noted in general.
  • One-week turnaround time.

Developmental Review Service

  • $199 for any manuscript under 100k words
  • $249 for any manuscript over 100k words

What’s included?

  • A thorough read and review of your manuscript, with any specific questions or concerns you may have in mind.
  • Microsoft Word Track Change Comments sent back to you in a live, working .doc or .docx file format as well as a static .pdf for easy review. Within, you will find:
    • Comments, real-time reactions to story events, questions, or suggestions.
    • Tense corrections and point of view—did you slip from first person to third? Did your omniscient narrator miss anything? Does your first person narrator know something they shouldn’t? Would the story be more engaging if it were written in the third person? Would your content feel more compelling from a different character’s point of view?
  • A thoughtful, single-spaced review of your manuscript. This one to two-page document details elements that were loved, things that were unclear, and story-related weaknesses.
  • Grammar and other copyediting issues may be noted in general.
  • One-week turnaround time.

Line by Line Editor Service

  • $0.0085/word for manuscripts of any length.
  • Example: an 80,000 word manuscript would cost $680

What’s included?

  • An exhaustive read and review of your manuscript, with any specific questions or concerns you may have in mind.
  • Microsoft Word Track Changes sent back to you in a live, working .doc or .docx file format as well as a static .pdf for easy review. Within, you will find markup outlining:
    • Comments, real-time reactions to story events, questions, suggestions, and explanations for almost every edit.
    • Attention paid to style, tone, word choice, and sentence structure.
    • Occasionally rewritten, rearranged, or altered text presented as suggestions to the author.
    • Highlighting orphan details—was something left in your manuscript from a previous version? Were his eyes brown for half the novel but now they’re green?
    • Edited grammar and punctuation.
    • Corrected spelling.
    • Tense corrections and point of view—did you slip from first person to third? Did your omniscient narrator miss anything? Does your first person narrator know something they shouldn’t? Would the story be more engaging if it were written in the third person? Would your content feel more compelling from a different character’s point of view?
  • A comprehensive, single-spaced review of your manuscript. This multi-page document deeply details the top three elements that were loved and the top three elements that could be strengthened, along with any other significant lists, rankings, and commentary that might be helpful to the author.
  • Two-week turnaround time.
When you submit your manuscript, please do so with the following formatting in mind:

  • 10, 11, or 12 point Times New Roman (or a similar, standard typeface).
  • Single or double-spaced.
  • Word count is calculated excluding title, author name, or any text that is not content-related.
Here is an example of a marked up spread (two pages that face one another) from my “Line by Line Editor” service, as well as the lengthy review that goes with it. The text has been blurred to preserve the author’s anonymity. As always, please feel free to email me with any questions!

Images are blurred to retain author's anonymity.

Images are blurred to retain author's anonymity.

Images are blurred to retain author's anonymity.

I believe it comes down to three things:

  • I am your book’s biggest fan. I have been professionally editing manuscripts for over 5 years, and I have never come across a “bad” story. I do not believe in them. I approach every manuscript with an interested, open mind.
  • I am obsessive. I am so obsessive this is basically the only industry for me. I want to monitor your characters and their voices, their development, your sentence structure, foreshadowing, revelations, the amount of times you use the word “glance”, and so much more.
  • You probably don’t care about dangling participles, but I do. I care so much. Let me worry about finding and fixing issues—you have a story to tell!
  • I spent years working on my first novel. At the time, I had no training whatsoever—I worked in advertising (well, I was a copywriter…so maybe I had some training). I was so nervous, but eventually I felt I had a draft suitable for human beings to read. My family and friends thought my manuscript was great. I loved the praise, but my particular career had taught me the value of constructive criticism, and I wasn’t receiving much. Unfortunately, I had recently moved to a new city and hadn’t networked enough to have a clue. I joined a local writing group and shared my work. The first person to read and review my manuscript was vicious. She had a journalism degree and was working on a novel of her own. Her feedback was as scathing as it was disheartening. I mean, she hated every page for every reason and every character for every trait. I had limited options then—certainly nothing affordable—so I did my best to extract something helpful from her snark. Though the book was (and later, its sequel) successfully published, her negativity almost ensured my manuscript never again saw the light of day.

    Back then, I wished for an affordable, compassionate review service. I was proud of the manuscript I’d created, but I knew I needed help. I had no idea how to get that help. I wanted a fan of my genre who was trustworthy and kind, professional and dedicated, to look over my work. If they knew something about em-dashes and could ensure I appeared to have a reasonable command of my native language, excellent. I was more than willing to pay for that service, but I didn’t have the $1500+ Google told me it was probably going to cost. The experience taught me a lot, and I decided I wanted to make a serious career change.

    Today, after years of education and training, I am ecstatic to be able to offer that affordable, compassionate review service to you and other writers all around the world.

    As an impartial reader, I will evaluate your story’s structure, your characterization, descriptions, grammar, phrasing, and more. I also provide targeted feedback addressing your concerns as an author, including plot holes, compelling opening statements, orphan details, and any other issues you may have.

    I have a degree in advertising, and my work in that field has taught me many lessons. If you’re interested in selling your work, I’m the editor for you. While feedback from people you know and love is important, they aren’t really your target market. Strangers will buy your work, read your work, and judge your work. I think it is a privilege to look at your writing, and I do it with a fresh pair of trained eyes. I can locate problem areas or potentially critical issues your loved ones may love you too much to see. It happens! I also highlight the things I loved, laughed at, or enjoyed, because positive feedback is just as essential as critical feedback. When you nail it, I let you know it!

    Together, we can take your novel to the next level!

    Let’s Get Started!