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My Services

I provide developmental and copy editing services for authors of fiction. I accept fiction from the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, mystery, romance, contemporary fiction, LGBTQ+, poetry, and short stories. If you're not sure what category your story fits into, shoot me an email!

Age ranges: teen, young adult, new adult, and adult.

 

See below for more details!

Developmental Editing

Developmental Editing, sometimes also known as Substantive Editing focuses on the following areas:

  • Plot Development

  • Characterization and Character Development

  • Pacing

  • Themes

  • World-building

  • Appealing to target audiences

Copy Editing

Copy Editing focuses on the following areas:

  • Grammar

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Usage

  • Checking for consistency and continuity (eg. character names, and relationships)

  • Ensuring readability and clarity

  • Ensuring consistency with Canadian/UK/US english

More Information

  • If your work is larger than 5,000 words, I will provide a free sample edit of 1,000 words to ensure that we are a good fit for one another before we get started. In my opinion, the compatibility between an author and an editor is equally as important as the edits themselves.

  • When contacting me for a quote or sample edit, please include your contact info, (including your pronouns!) the word count of your completed manuscript, the genre, a “short-and-sweet” plot summary, any deadlines, and what you’re looking for in an editor.

  • You must submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc or docx).

  • Payments are to be made via etransfer or PayPal. Half of the total fee will be due before editing begins, and the latter half after your manuscript is returned. All receipts and invoices will be sent through email. Please note: if the rate I quoted you changes for any reason, you will be contacted before any change is implemented.

  • Any further communications will be through email at no charge.

My Contract

If you're interested in the nitty gritty, contact me to hear more about my contract, and the terms and conditions laid out therein.

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