Services & Pricing

I’m excited to help you in your writing journey, and I offer services every step of the way! Every writer is different, and every manuscript needs attention in different areas. Contact me so we can discuss what your story needs!


I do my best work when I love the material. The following are my favorite genres, but feel free to ask about others. I enjoy the following Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Clean Romance
  • Christian/Inspirational
  • Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary Lit
  • Sci-Fi, Speculative, and Dystopian
  • Mystery

I don’t edit horror or thrillers. I don’t edit erotica or anything I don’t consider clean. This means: 1. Romantic content should be kept at a PG level. No “bedroom scenes.” If clothes come off or it goes beyond making out, I won’t edit it. 2. No vulgarity or crassness. 3. No profanity beyond what you would hear in a PG-13 movie. 4. No graphic violence.

Services Offered

{Step One: Improve Your Story}

Choose between:

Alpha Read with Editor’s Letter

  • An overall look at your plot and character development. Think of this as a beta read on steroids—but alpha, so it’s before you dive into editing.
  • Included: In-manuscript comments and an Editor’s Letter (most likely 2-3 pages) listing overall strengths, weaknesses, and general suggestions for improvement. 
  • Not included: in-depth analysis of plot, themes, character development or detailed recommendations for addressing weaknesses.
  • Recommended for more experienced writers.
  • Rate: 0.3 cents per word ($30 per 10k words)

Developmental Critique

  • An in-depth critique (typically 8-15 page) of story strengths and weaknesses with specific suggestions for improvement. The following elements will be analyzed:
    • Plot, including pacing, conflict, climax, and resolution
    • Character development and narrative voice
    • Themes, with suggestions for developing them to deepen story message
    • Genre-specific elements such as romance, mystery, or magic systems.
  • Chapter-by-chapter notes and in-manuscript comments
  • Occasional style notes if I see a trend in stylistic or grammatical mistakes
  • E-mail support for your questions during revisions (or phone or video call if preferred)
  • Rate: 0.4 cents per word ($40 per 10,000 words) 

{Step Two: Improve Your Writing}

Line Edit

The line edit digs into your manuscript to make it sound the best it can sound, achieving your story goals while maintaining your own author voice. 

  • I’ll use the track changes feature in Microsoft Word or suggestion mode in Google Docs to make corrections and suggestions for the following: 
    • Flow, clarity, and readability
    • Word choice, awkward phrasing or repetition
    • Sentence structure
    • Story logic; consistency of story elements and descriptions
    • Grammar, punctuation, spelling
  • I will also create a style sheet during this process, which will include characters’ names and descriptions, preferred spellings for words with more than one correct spelling, and action timeline if necessary to ensure consistency throughout.
  • Rate: .6 – .8 cents ($60-$80 per 10,000 words): based on a sample read. For more information, ask to see my current pricing sheet!

{Step Three: Polish Your Writing}


  • Proofreading is the final polish on your manuscript and focuses on mistakes only.
    • Typos
    • Spelling
    • Required punctuation
  • Rate: 0.4 cents per word ($40 per 10k words)
  • If your manuscript has more errors than is normal for a proofread (averaging more than one mistake per 2-3 lines, based on the first few chapters), rate increases to .5 cents per word. You will be notified if this is the case before the proofread is continued.
  • If my schedule is full and you’re in a rush, you’ll be referred to Meghan, my associate editor, for your proofread.

Policies, Notes, & Extra Fees

  • Formatting: Microsoft Word and Google Docs are preferred, but I can also edit in Scrivener. Please have your manuscript formatted to make it easy to read, with correct paragraph indentation. 1.5 spacing is helpful.
  • Scheduling: Opens up the first of each month for the following month. For example, beginning March 1st you can book for the month of April. If the month is filled up, I will ask you to contact
  • me the following month. Schedule by emailing me!
  • Payment: Half of your editing fee will be due with the signed contract before I begin work, with the other half due upon return of manuscript.
  • Cancellation Fee: $50 fee for appointments cancelled with less than 2 weeks’ notice
  • Late Fee: Payment is due 24 hours after manuscript is returned to you. After 48 hours, a $10-per-day late fee will be applied. Clients who are over 2 weeks late in payment will be required to pay in full prior to subsequent editing jobs.
  • Rush Fee: Your manuscript should be sent by 8:00 am the day of your appointment (though the evening before is preferable). A $50-per-day rush fee will be charged for late manuscripts.
  • Hourly Rate: $30 an hour for help beyond the regular scope of the edit, or for miscellaneous help.
  • Blurb Help: I’m happy to help you with your blurb/book description for free after any edit!