Editing services

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

For copy editing, I’ll go through your manuscript line by line. I’ll focus on 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 it’s ready. 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 a book is published.

What Do I Edit?

I edit fiction and poetry the most. I also edit some creative nonfiction. Here’s a list of my favorite genres:

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • 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 for up front, but you don’t have to worry about getting all the money together beforehand.

I’ll go through your manuscript twice to make sure everything is consistent and accurate. Afterwards, I’ll make sure you like the edits. 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 2 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 published books I’ve edited. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Message me, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Want my editing services?

Everything sounds good? Great! Message me, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.