English Editing

Developmental Editing

Most writers need a developmental editor at one time or another. An objective or ‘fresh’ eye will help with the evolution of a piece of writing. 

Whether you seek advice on a long work such as a novel or memoir, or an academic or personal essay, I am that objective eye, there to help you articulate and deliver your message to your readers. 

In Fiction and Memoir writing, developmental editing focuses on improving big picture story elements. Dramatic arcs, character arcs, pacing, tone, dialogue, and theme are all things covered by a developmental editor. In Nonfiction, including Personal Essay writing, developmental editing helps clarify the purpose and message of a subject to ensure it is communicated articulately to the intended audience.

One-off or multiple sessions. $75 per hour.
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Developmental editing options include:

Short, short stories or flash fiction of approximately 5000 words or less
Micro-Fiction stories of roughly 300 words or less
Single chapter – varies 

A personal narrative, written from the perspective of the author, about a meaningful part of their life, typically 60,000 to 80,000 words

Personal Essays:
A personal essay is about uncovering the truth and telling our stories, typically 250-600 words.

Non Fiction:

Short Pieces:
High School essay of 300-1000 words
College admission essays of 200-600 words
Undergraduate college essay of 1500-5000 words
Graduate school admission essay of 500-1000 words  

Long pieces:  
Short stories – 5000-10,000 words
Novellas – 10,001 to 25,000 words
Memoir and Novels – 25,001 up to 80,000 words

Copy Editing

In all fiction and nonfiction writing, copy editing focuses on sentence structure, word choice, and ensuring that the writing is clear, readable, and free of errors. In addition to the above genres, copy editing also includes:
One-off or multiple sessions. $55 per hour.
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All options include one pre-edit conversation and one post-edit conversation!

Developmental Editing: $75 per hour
Copy Editing: $55 per hour