Both as a doctoral student in history and biology, I have written, edited, and revised multiple manuscripts of my own. As an editor, writing teacher, and a research fellow writing a law professor's book proposal, I've worked across many different fields and specialties. Over the year, I've provided editing services for research articles, reviews, book chapters, book proposals, and letters to reviewers. The services I offer are as follows:
Developmental edit (most common):
This includes feedback on the manuscript and arguments as a whole, with line-editing and comments throughout the manuscript. In the developmental edit, I read a manuscript multiple times before doing line-edits in a Google document or a Word document with tracked changes—whichever the client prefers. I charge by the hour ($35/hour) or $0.045/word, whichever is less. Depending on the specific requirements, the rates are discussed before I begin. The developmental edit includes copy-editing and proof-reading (below).
Copy-editing and proof-reading:
This includes identifying grammatical errors, active/passive voice mistakes, unclear phrasing, unnecessary verbiage, deviations from standard journal guidelines, and other errors to make the manuscript as clear as possible. I charge $0.03/word. Service by the hour can be arranged in special cases.
Non-academic (journalistic & literary prose)
As a reviews editor, and/or a fiction/CNF editor and journalist, I have worked with multiple writers and reporters on their works in progress (prose only, but I often consider hybrid works). As a writer myself, I find this to be a truly passionate enterprise across genres and modes of writing, and am an active and collaborative editor. I work with prose at the sentence- and paragraph-level to help clients improve their work while communicating actively to understand what their particular hopes are from the editing process—be they broad or narrow. I'm eager to work with writers at any stage in their work in progress to help them achieve what they want while strengthening the piece as a whole, as well as for submitting and pitching work.
As of now, I am only open to shorter-length work. I will provide extensive comments, line-edits, submission suggestions, and copy-editing at the rates listed below for fiction, CNF, news clips, reporting and/or op-eds:
Prose up to 1,000 words: $30
Prose up to 3,000 words: $40-$60, depending on length
Prose up to 10,000: $80-$120, depending on length
Prose up to 15,000 words: $130-$150, depending on length
I accept payment via cheques, Venmo or PayPal
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