I offer proofreading, copy editing and line editing services. Click here for details.
- Basic proofreading corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation. If you are planning to self-publish your novel, or you’re about to send it to a small press or an agent, a basic proofread is the best investment you can make.
- Copy editing helps you polish your prose on a technical level. I use the Chicago Manual of Style for reference. In addition to spelling, grammar and punctuation, I will also alert you to issues with plot, inconsistencies, clunky dialogue, and fact checking, and will make suggestions on how to resolve them.
- Line editing goes deep into the language of your manuscript. This is a good choice for manuscripts in the developmental phase. I’ll help you ferret out redundancy, cliches, fix bland and stilted language, help you with clarity and consistency, and excise text that is overused or unnecessary. If you can’t bring yourself to kill your darlings, I’ll be happy to help.
I also edit short fiction and novellas. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about rates for shorter works.