You’ve been working on your baby for months now, maybe even years, and you think you’re ready to move on to the next step of your publishing path: you’re ready to let someone else take the red pen to it and tell you what’s working—and what’s not.
You’re not writing “to market.” In fact, you hardly even know what market your book belongs in. You hear the word “marketing,” and you implode. You’re an author, not a marketer. You barely got through your own edits of your novel. How are you going to pay for an editor AND for someone to market your book for you? How are you supposed to figure out how to do ALL of it yourself? Where do you even start?
The good news is now that you’ve got your book ready to edit, we can work on all of that starting now.
The stories I love most are queer, fantasy/sci-fi, ones with a dark mood/tone, gray morality, and anything with vampires. I’ll edit prose fiction and screenplays, short or long form.
MFA in Writing.
Are we a good fit? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for quotes on your project and to ask more about services.
Tier 1: Proofreading. Light copy editing.
You usually don’t let anyone see your house (manuscript) when it’s a mess, but you (the author), and I (the editor), are besties, so you don’t turn me down when I offer to help you tidy up (proofread) before the big party (publishing your story). When it comes to your story, this means we’re putting final touches on your manuscript for the sake of professionalism, flow, and clarity. Basically, the light stuff. Setting the table, opening the curtains, stocking the bathroom with soap and toilet paper, making sure none of the rugs have their corners turned over. Not a deep cleaning, but necessary tasks to make sure your project is polished.
This tier is for you if your manuscript is already tight content-wise and requires only light editing.
Tier 2: Line editing. Heavy copy editing. Content/developmental editing. For fiction, this tier includes a critique of plot development and characterization.
Your house (manuscript) is mostly free of clutter, but it’s in need of a deep clean.