I provide beta reading, developmental editing, line editing, proofreading and manuscript critique.
Where the author wants assistance in plot doctoring or fact checking, I take such assignments up on a case-to-case basis with flexible charges.
I am open to performing a sample edit (which will be complimentary) of 1000 words for the author to decide if we are a good fit. I primarily work on Microsoft Word to track changes and provide comments, though other options, like Google Docs, are available upon request.
I am well-versed with the Chicago Manual of Style and APA style. For British English, I consult the Oxford Style Manual.
This service will entail a complete read-through of your manuscript. It is not necessary for the manuscript to be complete. The feedback will include an appraisal of the plot structure, characters, reader engagement, pacing, world building, narrative vs dialogue. I will address the essence and broad-view issues to refine and polish the manuscript.
In consultation and as per the comfort and needs of the author, I will also provide assistance in reworking problematic areas in the manuscript. No grammatical or technical corrections are included with this service.
This service will entail two read-throughs of your manuscript in a combination of line editing and proofreading. The first read-through will be dedicated to line editing that will involve dealing with technical aspects as well as structure, flow, consistency and maintain the consistency of ideas at play throughout (Issues like multiple usage of a particular phrase, vocabulary, plot gaps will be addressed).
Rest assured that the voice of the author will not be tampered with. The edits and suggestions will preserve the author’s intention and voice—natural, in-character, and stylistically consistent. My edits are not corrections, but suggestions that may or may not be used by the author in the final manuscript.
This will entail one read-through of your manuscript, during which I will focus on technical concerns, that is, spelling, grammar and consistency, only.
This service will not address plot and characterization. As such, it is suggested for manuscripts at the publishing stage.
This service will entail a complete read-through of a completed manuscript as an unbiased reader for your particular genre. In addition to feedback on the narrative and the characters, as well as a constructive appraisal of what works or doesn’t work, I will also provide a genuine review, which may or may not be used by the author. No grammatical or technical corrections are included with this service.
Please get in touch with me for payment plans for the services offered. I provide an obligation-free 1000-word sample edit as well for the author to see if we are a good fit.
* I offer special rates for serials with more than four instalments, discounts on multiple services rendered on the same manuscript, and payment plans for repeat clients. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.