Editors have slightly different definitions of each type of editing. Here is a brief description of the types of editing I offer and how I approach them.
Manuscript Assessment: This is an assessment that provides high-level feedback of novels and short stories. A manuscript assessment usually comes after you have finished an early draft of your work. It offers insights into things like plot, character development, dialogue, setting, and general strengths and weaknesses. If you want to see if you’re on the right track and how readers may respond, a manuscript assessment may be right for you.
Line Editing: In line editing, the focus is on language and word choice. Its purpose is to determine the best way to convey your message or story for your readers through fine-tuning the wording. It’s not necessarily about correcting errors, but rather making improvements by rewriting, cutting, and reorganizing text as necessary.
Copyediting: Copyediting focuses on correcting errors in grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and consistency.
Proofreading: Proofreading is the last stage in the editing process. It usually is done in PDF documents, and its purpose is to provide one last check before a work is finalized, ensuring that the layout appears as it should and correcting errors that may have made it past copyediting.
I also accept writing projects on a case-by-case basis.
Each editing and writing project is unique, so please email me to request a quote for yours. The rate chart provided by the Editorial Freelancers Association offers an overview of fees throughout the industry, but keep in mind that many variables are at play when quoting for editorial work and that these are meant only as a guide.