Editing & Writing Coaching Services

Writing Coaching

If you have that novel or memoir in your brain but are having difficulty getting yourself jumpstarted, I can help. As a writing coach, I can help you think about audience, structure, and purpose, as well as assist you in constructing an outline, planning a completion schedule, and starting the writing process. Often, getting started is the most difficult part. We can communicate and collaborate via email or phone. I have an easygoing, fun "PC-side manner" and will make the task less intimidating. 

This process can smoothly segue into utilizing my editing services listed below.

$40/hour (consultation time, responding to emails, research, time spent evaluating and responding to drafts of manuscript)

The Sterling Package

This package includes two rounds of content editing (one initial, one after a rewrite), and, once structural issues are resolved, one round of copyediting and proofreading. A manuscript critique will be provided during the content editing stage, and an editorial summary, with final notes and thoughts, will be provided with the final proofread manuscript.

$6.50 per page (250 words per page)

$1560 for 60,000-word manuscript

Please note: although no quality editor will guarantee completely error-free work, I’ll make every effort to return a manuscript that’s as clean as possible.

Content Editing

 

This is also called substantive, or heavy editing. 

This service is a structural assessment of a manuscript, looking at plot, character development, chronology, pacing, subplots, and dialogue. This is an in-depth service that will tighten and align your storyline. This will be rendered in the form of both notes within the manuscript as well as a manuscript critique (which will explain recommendations in detail). This service includes two rounds with the editor (one initial, one after a rewrite). Additional rounds can be negotiated.

This service does not include copyediting and proofreading.

$4.50 per page (250 words per page)

$1080 for 60,000-word manuscript

Copyediting & Proofreading

This service includes correcting errors in grammar and mechanics, as well as rephrasing of awkward sentence structure and word choice. All of this is rendered in the form of in-text edits and comments in margins. I offer suggestions in terms of rephrasing or alternative words that may convey the meaning more effectively. As a stand-alone service, this includes two rounds. Additional rounds of editing can be negotiated.

$4.50 per page (250 words per page)

$1080 for a 60,000-word manuscript

Please note: although no quality editor will guarantee completely error-free work, I’ll make every effort to return a manuscript that’s as clean as possible.

Other Services

 

Short stories ( up to 7,500 words)- Copyedit, proofread, content edit

$100

Blog posts (up to 1,800 words)- Copyedit, proofread, content edit

$20

Poems (up to 500 words)- Proofread, critique

$40

Please note: although no quality editor will guarantee completely error-free work, I’ll make every effort to return a manuscript that’s as clean as possible.

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