Independent Authors

Are you working on or have just finished your book? Maybe it's about ways others can improve their lives, a new way of looking at a well-known subject, or a memoir about obstacles you've overcome. No matter the topic, congratulations, that's amazing!

You’re satisfied with the content, and now it's time to focus on the editing. That's where I come in. I will smooth and polish your writing in preparation for publication, all while keeping your voice. There will be no awkward phrasing or embarrassing errors to distract your readers. Your voice and message will shine through, and you'll present the best version of your writing!

Option 1: Proofreading

Proofreading is for you if you just need an extra set of eyes. You’re confident in your language and don’t want much changed besides checking for general errors. You’d like for someone to catch those pesky mistakes that slip by you before your readers do. I can help with that!

In this process, I will check your writing for: 

  • Typos

  • Incorrect grammar

  • Misspelling

  • Capitalization

  • Punctuation (including apostrophes and commas) 

  • Hyphenation

  • Compliance with style guide (if applicable)

Proofreading includes:

  • Flagging and identifying errors

  • One round of edits

 

If this sounds right for you, check out my proofreading packages:

Open Book

Starter Proofread

  • 100-200 pages

      (~50,000-100,000 words)

$375-750

Books
Classic Proofread
  • 200-300 pages (~100,000-150,000 words)

$750-1,125

Colorful Books
Long-Haul Proofread
  • 300-400 pages (~150,000-200,000 words)

$1,125-1,500

Need A Custom Fit?

Your book is shorter than 100 pages? Short and sweet, I like it!

You wrote a book that’s more than 400 pages? Congratulations on writing the encyclopedia!

Complimentary Sample Edit

Before committing to any of these packages, I offer a complimentary one-page proofread or copyedit of your book. That way, we can be sure my editing style is right for you!

Option 2: Copyediting

Do you need extra help with your writing, beyond looking for simple mistakes? You have content written, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for readers. Is it too wordy? Is the meaning clear? Does it flow from one part to the next? Don't worry, I'm here for you!

In this process, I will edit your writing for:

  • Sentence structure

  • Paragraph structure

  • Tone for audience

  • Clarity and flow

  • Consistency (in spelling, capitalization, hyphens, dashes, etc.)

  • Word choice

Copyediting includes:

  • Correcting typos, misspellings, and incorrect grammar

  • Rewriting/reorganizing sentences or paragraphs

  • Changing content to improve readability

  • Flagging continuity problems, repetition, and awkward phrasing

  • Up to two rounds of edits

 

If this sounds right for you, check out my copyediting packages:

Books

Starter Copyedit

  • 100-200 pages

      (~50,000-100,000 words)

$800-1,600

Stack of Books
Classic Copyedit
  • 200-300 pages (~100,000-150,000 words)

$1,600-2,400

Stacked Books
Long-Haul Copyedit
  • 300-400 pages (~150,000-200,000 words)

$2,400-3,200

Need A Custom Fit?

Your book is shorter than 100 pages? Short and sweet, I like it!

You wrote a book that’s more than 400 pages? Congratulations on writing the encyclopedia!

Still unsure if you need proofreading or copyediting?