If you're just getting started on a manuscript, are in the middle of writing, or have a short piece that's ready for editing, you've come to the right place.


Copyediting a Short Piece

Starting at $45 

(depending on manuscript length and scope of work)

For a piece of up to 2,500 words, I'll check and fix issues such as the following:

  • Spelling

  • Punctuation

  • Hyphenation

  • Grammar

  • Usage (commonly confused words, such as accept versus except)

  • Capitalization

  • Making sure the manuscript conforms to a certain style (such as a style manual or a house style)

  • Abbreviations

  • Formatting citations

  • Checking citations for accuracy

  • Footnotes or endnotes other than citations

  • Checking tables for accuracy

  • Illustrations

  • How numbers are treated (spelled out or numerals)

  • Syntax (issues of word order—this tends to be more of a concern in poetry)

  • Cross-references (references within the manuscript to other parts of the same manuscript)

Consulting Calls


(depending on scope of work)

​We'll hop on a phone or video call for up to 1 hour to talk about the topic of your choice:

  • Discussing developmental issues in your piece (plot, structure, character development, argument, etc.)

  • Discussing and providing feedback on the outline for your piece and acting as a sounding board for your ideas

Blurb Writing

Starting at $45 
(depending on scope of work)

I'll write your book's back-cover or dust-jacket copy, commonly known as a blurb.

One-Chapter Review

Starting at $90 
(depending on manuscript length and scope of work)

I'll read one chapter of your current piece and create a custom report explaining what type(s) of editing it most likely needs, what’s working or not working in it, and what might these results mean for the rest of your manuscript.