Editing Book Manuscripts

When you send me a sample of your project (at least 2000 words from the middle of the manuscript), I will recommend the level of editing it needs and estimate a flat rate. Some services I provide include:

  • A manuscript evaluation, which involves reading your manuscript and writing a brief report including a synopsis, summaries of strengths and challenges, and recommendations for improvement.
  • A developmental edit, which could simply include concept development at the outset of a project, or comprehensive advice throughout the project.
  • A copy edit, which includes correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, typos, word choice, sentence length, and sentence structure.
  • A stylistic edit focuses on improving the flow of writing from one sentence and paragraph to another, and usually involves some elements of both copy editing and structural editing.
  • A structural edit looks at the logic behind the way your work is organized, while a substantive edit may involve both stylistic and structural recommendations.

Read full editing definitions here.

Your sample will help me assess the type of editing to recommend, and explain why I feel it would best serve your manuscript. It will also allow me to provide you with an accurate estimate, as well as a lower-cost alternative that may fit your budget better.

Other Writing and Editing Services

I provide writing and editing services to a wide variety of clients, including government and corporations, universities, graduate students, and nonprofits. Please contact me with the specifics of your project for an estimate.



About Me

I have 20 years of experience as an editor and 30 years as a writer, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing.

I know how to write well; of more importance to you, I know how to help others write well.

When you choose my services, you can rest assured your hard work is in good hands.