Editing Examples


Editorial Services

 

Pitch Edits ($15)

With this service, I’ll look at three pitches and point out confusing areas. I’ll tighten and condense your pitch while upping your stakes. Up to 50 words/280 characters. They can be Twitter pitches, elevator pitches, tag lines, etc! Each pitch gets two passes.
Turnaround = 1-3 days.


 
 

Query ($20)

Service provides two passes of your query letter. Each pass includes line edits and a critique.
Turnaround per pass = 1-3 days.

 

 

Brainstorming Session ($30)

No matter what stage your story is in, if there’s a sticky spot, plot line, character arc, etc that you’re struggling with, we can hash it out and figure out how to get you past the block! Skype is preferred, but via a typing program (FB messenger, Twitter DM, GChat, e-mail) is also doable if that is more comfortable!
Service is for up to two hours.


 
 

First Page, Line Edits and Content ($10)

Includes detailed line edits and one paragraph of thoughts post-read.
Turnaround = 1-3 days.


 
 

First Chapter, Line Edits and Content ($20)

Includes detailed line edits and one paragraph of thoughts post-read. 
Turnaround = 3-5 days.


 
 

First 50 Pages, Line Edits and Content ($100)

Includes detailed line edits and one page of thoughts post-read. I will highlight typos, areas with omitted words, strange or awkward phrasing, places where you’ve used words too close to one another, etc. I’ll also include any questions I have/where you might have confusing plot threads! Included in-line in the manuscript, I’ll ask questions about character motivations, plot inconsistencies, and give “first read reactions”! Includes a free five-page trial that will give us a sense of what this partnership will look like! 
Turnaround = 1-2 weeks.


 
 

First 100 Pages, Line Edits and Content ($200)

Includes detailed line edits and one page of thoughts post-read. I will highlight typos, areas with omitted words, strange or awkward phrasing, places where you’ve used words too close to one another, etc. I’ll also include any questions I have/where you might have confusing plot threads! Included in-line in the manuscript, I’ll ask questions about character motivations, plot inconsistencies, and give “first read reactions”! Includes a free five-page trial that will give us a sense of what this partnership will look like! 
Turnaround = 2-3 weeks.


 
 

Full MS, Content Edit ($0.005/word; ex. $250 for 50k manuscript)

Includes a full read of the manuscript with a focus on content. I will pay attention to character arcs, character motivations, plots and subplots, the success of reveals, tone, the stakes, pacing, the heightening of tension, etc. I will provide a 1-3+ page edit letter with my thoughts on what things worked well, what things didn’t work, and what questions I still have remaining. Additionally, if you have any specific questions for me, I will answer those as well. I will also provide a follow-up Skype session so we can discuss any questions you might still have after the read. Includes a free five-page trial that will give us a sense of what this partnership will look like! 
Turnaround = 2-4 weeks.


 
 

Full MS, Line Edits ($0.007/word; ex. $350 for 50k manuscript)

This is JUST for line editing. I will fix typos, highlight areas with omitted words, draw attention to strange or awkward phrasing, find places where you’ve used words too close to one another, etc. I will provide suggestions for better ways to write sentences, directly editing the manuscript using the Track Changes function. Includes a free five-page trial that will give us a sense of what this partnership will look like! 
Turnaround = 2-4 weeks.


 
 

Full MS, Line Edits and Content ($0.010/word; ex. $500 for 50k manuscript)

Provides detailed line edits and a 1-3+ page edit letter with my thoughts on the content. Includes a free five-page trial that will give us a sense of what this partnership will look like! 
Turnaround = 4-6 weeks.


 
 

Sensitivity Reader ($250/ms, up to 100k words)

If you're writing outside of your own culture and experience and are looking for an African American sensitivity reader, I'm your gal! I'll review your manuscript for internalized bias and negatively-charged language. I'm here to help you be as inoffensive as possible (but I can only do my best and speak from my own experiences)! 

  • OVERALL READ = I will provide notes on what is or isn't working regarding topics of sensitivity; this is an overall feel in the wake of reading the piece.

  • IN-LINE NOTATION = using the Track Changes function, I will note specific moments of successful or unsuccessful representation. I also might point out any glaring grammatical errors (should any exist).

  • SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT = In the wake of any potentially problematic representation, this summary will offer possible suggestions for improvement.

NOTE: Your manuscript should be nearly submission ready (free of major, errors, been reviewed by other readers, etc).
Turnaround = 2-3 weeks.

 

 

REFER A FRIEND

If you’ve used my services before and you refer a friend, you will both get 10% off of the next service you book with me!

HOW TO BOOK

If interested, please e-mail me. Within 8 hours of receiving your message, I'll respond with an invoice. From the moment you pay, the clock is ticking on my end so that I can get your paper back to you within your desired time frame!

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

  • Within 24 hours of deadline = no refund

  • During work period = half refund

  • Within 24 hours of paying = full refund

For any questions or clarifications please feel free to reach out!