All packages include a complimentary consult (3-5 pages, 250 words/page). Please note that a non-refundable deposit will be due upon signing a contract, at the time of booking. Prices are quoted based on an hourly rate. Payment plans are available. All prices are in USD.
Copyediting isn't about reworking characters or plotlines, but we are tightening, correcting, clarifying and polishing. We'll tackle the details. Spelling and grammar, typos, consistency in story, word choice, sentence structure, minor formatting. By the time your manuscript has gone through two rounds of copyediting and a final proofread, you'll know that every sentence has been examined and you can feel nothing but confident when your book arrives in the hands of your readers.
This is my most popular offering, because it covers everything you'll need.
Hourly rates start at $30
Time Commitment: minimum of 4 weeks, depending on length of manuscript and depth of work required
If your book has already been through a copyediting process, perhaps all you need is a proofread. This will cover spelling, grammar and typos. It's for the cleanest of manuscripts that just need one final set of eyes, and will give you that boost of confidence you need before publishing.
Hourly rates start at $25
Time Commitment: 1-3 weeks, depending on length of manuscript.
Please note: a submitted portion of your work is required for a proofread to ensure that copyediting has been adequately completed.
Not all of us like the details. If you'd rather be spending your time dreaming up your next offering or product than proofreading a blog post, perhaps it's time for an editor. I offer copyediting and proofreading services for creative entrepreneurs who want their website and social media platforms to be polished and professional. We can work together on blog posts, website copy, social media posts, whatever you need!
Hourly rates starting at $30
These packages are paid on a monthly basis, automatically through Paypal.
If you have any questions, or need something you don't see offered here, please feel free to contact me.
Lindsay's editing was spot-on. She didn't let one awkward sentence, one unclear characterization, one fuzzy transition go by. And she knows how to write a good editorial letter-supportive yet frank.
As a new writer I had been collecting supportive feedback from friends but was hungry for a more serious, experienced critique. The editing I received from Lindsay was exactly what I needed to begin taking more effective strides with my work. Her professional comments were constructive and her remarks were extremely significant. My experience with Lindsay was invaluable and I anticipate working with her again!
Working with Lindsay has improved my writing. I appreciated the pre-editing questions she asked which forced me to think through the type of editing I needed and she was great about providing the feedback I requested. She provided both high level notes that helped me think through some plot issues as well as specific suggestions for how to strengthen my phrasing. She was prompt and professional and I would love to work work with her again in the future.
Working with Lindsay was my first foray with an editor. And now I wonder why I thought they were scary? She'll send you a questionnaire to help tailor the type of editing you are looking for (even asking how directly you'd like feedback). Reading through her feedback I knew that she really got what I was trying to communicate and hadn't just read through on auto-pilot. Lindsay's editing did more than just focus my writing, she inspired me and I found myself waking up in the middle of the night with new ideas I'd scribble down. She's professional, easy to work with, timely, and in your corner.
Lindsay was such a joy to work with. She was not only thorough, but also quick—she finished all the edits early even under a tight deadline! My manuscript now has a better flow and more clarity. She was also kind enough to look over a handful of sections that I changed after I'd sent her the original document to edit!
Lindsay's editing was quick and efficient, and I know whenever I have Lindsay edit that she won't take anything less than my best. Because of this, she doesn't settle for cliches or vagueness. She helps my words sing. She understands the industry and has an eye for making my stories the best version of themselves.