Editing Services



I offer copyediting and proofreading for articles, short stories, books, blogs, and websites. Although I specialize in fantasy and Christian fiction, I accept manuscripts of most genres, including non-fiction, as long as they do not contain horror elements or graphic sex scenes. I have experience working with both The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style. Details and deadlines are important to me, and I believe in the importance of preserving your voice throughout the editing process.




Copyedit
$0.012 - $0.014/word
A copyedit includes the following, depending on your needs:

  • Correcting all mechanical, grammatical, syntactical, and usage errors.
  • Pointing out and/or suggesting revisions for wordy, convoluted, or otherwise awkward passages.
  • Querying facts that seem incorrect and terms that need clarification.
  • Highlighting factual or descriptive inconsistencies.
  • Checking the table of contents, footnotes/endnotes, tables, figures, bibliography, glossary, and index.

Proofread
$0.008/word
A proofread is the very last edit before your writing is published. It includes the following:

  • Correcting all mechanical and grammatical errors.
  • Fixing or highlighting errors and inconsistencies in spacing, alignment, and formatting.
  • Checking the table of contents, footnotes/endnotes, tables, figures, bibliography, glossary, and index.
  • Testing links (for blogs and websites).

Website Editing
$20/hour
I provide the above services for websites at an hourly rate. Please contact me for a personalized quote.


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If you are interested in any of the above services, please email me the following information:
  • The service(s) in which you are interested.
  • A brief description, including title, target audience, genre, etc.
  • Word count (or URL, for websites).








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Serena's deft hand managed to ferret out the typos in my work. She also has forever made me comma conscious. I didn't know how badly I was neglecting those crafty little monsters until I saw my corrected draft. She worked over my manuscript within a reasonable time frame and pointed out not only errors but unnecessary repetition and awkward passages. I highly recommend her work.

--H.L. BurkeDragon's Debt
  
Thanks so much for copyediting my MS of TREE SPIRITS. You caught a lot of mistakes I missed and helped with some grammar issues (commas!). Your edit was thorough and very clear. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for an editor.
--Jim WindowTree Spirits