Editing services

Writing a book is hard but editing one shouldn’t have to be.

I love stories, and I want to help make sure they’re told in the best possible way. I’m an editor at Unsolicited Press, but I also provide two freelance editing services: copy editing and proofreading.

Copy editing

Copy editing is a much deeper edit. Line by line, I’ll go through your manuscript looking at grammar, punctuation, inconsistencies, fact-checking, tenses, and more. It’s that rich edit that takes your writing to the next level.

Proofreading

Proofreading, on the other hand, is that last layer of icing on the cake before the story is out there, published to the world. I’ll make minor edits and double check grammar, consistencies, and more. This stage is known as the “last line of defense” or the “last checkpoint” before the book is published.

What Do I Edit?

I edit fiction and poetry the most. I also edit a little non-fiction on the side. Here’s a list of my favorite genres:

  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Fiction (YA, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Adventure, Mystery)
  • Poetry

“Robin’s editorial work on my manuscript for “Sunburst Woman” was invaluable to me. She not only caught the errors I had made — and who doesn’t make mistakes — but she also gave me honest and perceptive feedback that helped me make my work the best it could be. Her rates were fair and reasonable, and I got excellent value for my dollar. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an outstanding editor.”

-Jack Ontair, author of Sunburst Woman: And Other Poems About Intimacy

How It Works

Before anything, I edit a few pages for free if you are a new client. I want to give you a sense of my editing style before you sign up for anything. If you like my editing, great! We’ll sign an agreement that states the final cost and the exact date that I must get the edits back to you.

A downpayment is asked up front, so you don’t have to worry about getting the money together beforehand. (If you need an installment plan, we can discuss options.)

I’ll go through your manuscript twice to make sure everything is consistent and accurate. Afterwards, I’ll make sure that you like the edits. If you have any questions about any of my edits, let me know. Track Changes exposes my every move on Microsoft Word, so you’ll see everything that I do.

What Do I Charge?

For both copy editing and proofreading, I charge two cents per word. For example, a 5,000 word manuscript is $100.

Have questions?

Check out my FAQs page for some general questions, including my credentials and a list of books I’ve edited. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Message me through my contact page. I’ll get back to you within twenty-four hours.

Want my editing services?

Everything sounds good? Great! Message me through my contact page. I’ll get back to you within twenty-four hours.