A narrative in development is prone to story weaknesses. This is structural editing. Plot holes, character incoherence, and narrative inconsistencies are difficult to spot as you are crafting your piece. An edit at this stage will prevent intractable problems later and will often inspire the writer with new direction and new energy.
Charge: $2.50 per 100 words.
A developed story is where the real fun starts for an editor. This is expression editing. Appropriate tone, pace and tense are vital to readability. An edit at this stage will polish your story so your voice is clear.
Charge: $2.00 per 100 words
SPAG EDIT (Spelling and Grammar)
The last edit done before publishing your piece pays strict attention to word mechanics. This is nuts and bolts editing. The story is finalized and your words are carefully chosen. By this point, authors have read their piece too often to catch spelling and grammatical errors. An edit at this stage is vital.
Charge: $1.50 per 100 words
CHILDREN’S, SCREENPLAYS, GRAPHIC NOVELS
$60/hour or a flat fee to be agreed upon after I assess the scope of the project.