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Editorial services for authors and publishers

Shelfworn Books

I specialize in developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, and manuscript evaluation of romance and women's fiction novels. 

About

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I specialize in editing works of fiction, with a particular focus on women's fiction and romance. I'm here to help you polish your manuscript to perfection while maintaining your unique voice and style. I tailor every service to your individual needs, so you can be sure that you're getting the support you need to make your book shine.

Services

A developmental edit is an in-depth assessment of your manuscript. This type of edit offers an analysis of characters, plot, structure, dialogue, voice, and pacing. I provide in-line edits and comments using Track Changes, as well as an editorial letter discussing strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. To ensure we're a good fit, I offer a complimentary sample edit of your manuscript.

Developmental Edit

.035/word

A line edit is a close read of your manuscript at the sentence and paragraph level. I'll focus on wordy or unclear sentences, lingering plot holes, point of view shifts, and more. Though this is not a copyedit, I will correct any grammar or spelling errors I catch along the way. A line edit is typically completed after a developmental edit or alongside a copyedit. 

Line Edit

.025/word

Proofreading aims to correct any editorial or typesetting errors that were not caught during copyediting or were introduced during final formatting. Proofreading should occur after developmental and copyediting. I can also proofread covers and promotional materials.

Proofreading

.02/word

Need a fresh set of eyes and an unbiased review of your plot, characters, or sensitive topic(s)? A manuscript evaluation is an expert critique of your story's plot, character development, structure, pacing, dialogue, etc. I provide a detailed letter discussing your manuscript's strengths and weaknesses, and  I offer suggestions for improvement.

Manuscript Evaluation

.0125/word

Production Editor

Manage the end-to-end process of creating physical books and e-books from manuscript acquisition to file submission for printing. In this role, I hire freelance editors and cover designers, edit and proofread manuscripts, covers, and promotional materials, and work closely with authors and cross-functional teams to ensure books go to market on schedule and at the highest quality. I'm currently open to contract, part-time, and full-time positions.