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I offer four different types of editing services: proofreading, copyediting, developmental editing, and short story critiques. Below is a brief description of each service, as well as the rates. If you'd like to book a service, send me an email at or fill out my contact form. If you're not sure which service is right for your project, get in touch with me and we can figure it out together.



Proofreading is: checking for and correcting technical errors. This includes fixing

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Grammar

  • Typos

  • Formatting

Proofreading is NOT: editing for style, flow, or content.

You should choose proofreading for your project if: you are confident that your written English is fairly strong and you just need someone to check the mechanics of your text before publication.



Copyediting is: everything included in proofreading, PLUS editing for style, flow, and continuity. This includes

  • Rewriting sentences to make them stronger

  • Reformatting sentences to match the industry audience

  • Reorganizing sentences and paragraphs where necessary

  • Cutting out unnecessary words and information

  • Replacing words to avoid redundancy

  • Ensuring that the end result is strong, natural-sounding standard English

Copyediting is NOT: editing for developmental content.

You should choose copyediting for your project if: you need a little help making your sentences flow or your writing captivating; if you feel like your writing is a bit awkward; if you want to make your writing as strong as possible with the help of a professional.

Note: If English is not your first language, I recommend this option rather than proofreading. Proofreading is just about catching technical errors, whereas copyediting can help rewrite your text so it sounds natural in English.

Developmental Editing


Developmental editing is: everything in copyediting PLUS giving feedback and guidance on big-picture issues in your text. This includes

  • What is working in the text and what is not

  • What, if anything, should be cut or re-written

  • What needs to be added

  • What needs to be clarified

  • Structural changes, if necessary

  • Looking at character development and narrative arc (for fiction and creative nonfiction)

  • Asking pertinent questions to guide content

Developmental editing is NOT: for a final draft that you hope to publish immediately.

You should choose developmental editing for your project if: you are working on a creative project and need a professional set of eyes on a manuscript in progress; if you are planning on doing at least one more big revision; if you're struggling to get your novel or nonfiction manuscript where you want it to be.

Short Story Critiques

Short story critiques are: copyediting and developmental editing for your short fiction or creative nonfiction. This includes

  • Line edits to make your writing as strong as possible

  • In-text comments to point out observations and give feedback on specific lines and passages

  • Written developmental notes that discuss what is working in the story and what is missing, needs changing, or could be clarified

Rates by length:

$15 - under 1,500 words

$30 - 1,501 - 3,000 words

$50 - 3,001 - 6,000 words

$75 - 6,001 - 8,000 words

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