I have edited for Headway Magazine, publishers, dissertation writers, academic writers, autobiographers, novelists, poets, and non-fiction book authors. Please take a look at my services offered below!
I can provide editing of several kinds and become involved in your project to various degrees:
line editing: suggestions for wording, tightening of style and corrections
developmental editing (macro-editing): suggestions for reorganization, a change in style to communicate with intended audience, additions and deletions (after approval of changes by the writer, the next step would be line editing)
Editing jobs and consulting services that I have successfully completed for clients in the past include:
proofreading for a monthly magazine
rewriting and updating of a book for young adults for a publishing house
line-editing of dissertations on computer processors, education, counseling psychology, and others; line-editing of books and various academic articles in economics, political science, counseling, and history
developmental editing (macro-editing) of an academic book on the teaching of guidance counseling
developmental editing (macro-editing) of biographies and autobiographies, an anthology of biographical essays, several novels, and several non-fiction books
consulting services in grant writing and evaluation and other projects
We will agree on an hourly rate of compensation. I will log time spent. I can edit online or you may mail me the hard copies.
I will edit a 10 page sample of your book at no cost and provide an estimate. (For a page with 1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, and minimal spacing elements, a good rule of thumb is 250 words for a double spaced page.)
If you like what I have done, you can send me the whole book or project, and I'll invoice you, normally at $3.50/page or less unless I'm offering a significant rearrangement in which case it would be more. If your book is 150 pages, it normally would be $475. I keep track of the hourly rate of $35/hr., so if it takes less time, I'll refund part of your payment.
Another option would be to pay $175 to have me edit just 50 pages.
Typical fee structure (fees are dependent upon quantity and complexity of editing required):
Proof-reading and line-editing: 1-32 pages: $35/hour
33+ pages: $35/hour (based on log of time spent) or $3.50/page
Consultation, copy-editing, and ghost writing: TBA
Method of payment:
PayPal, cash, check or money order prior to delivery of edited copy