Editing

Work for Hire for Sensitivity Reading & Manuscript Review

As a freelancer, I offer the following editing services for board book and picture book manuscripts: Copy Editing, Line Editing, Content Editing, and Diversity Editing.

Copy Editing –

This is basic editing covering:

•    Spelling
•    Punctuation
•    Typos
•    Grammar

$50 for a 1,000- word (or less) manuscript. $75 for a manuscript that is more than 1,000 words. An additional $25 for each subsequent revision review (must be within a 3-month period of original review)

LINE EDITING

Line editing deals with word choice, sentence structure and paragraphs. It focuses on clarity, strength, and tightening for effective communication between the author and the reader. It allows the author’s voice to sing!

This is the mechanical aspect of editing. Line editing includes checking for:

•    Copy Editing
•    Run-on sentences
•    Sentence clarity
•    Overuse of adverbs and adjectives
•    Words used to begin sentences and paragraphs
•    Content inconsistencies

The manuscript is checked line-by-line. This is one of the most common editing requests.

$75 for any 1,000- word (or less) manuscript. $100 for a manuscript that is more than 1,000 words. An additional $25 for each subsequent revision review (must be within a 3-month period of original review)

CONTENT EDITING

This form of editing is in-depth and is much more time consuming.

It includes:

•    Copy Editing & Line Editing
•    Rephrasing/rewriting sentences
•    Rephrasing/rewriting paragraphs
•    Checking for tight writing
•    Checking Point of View
•    Checking plot credibility
•    Checking for age appropriate content
•    Checking for clarity
•    Checking for readability
•    Any additional suggestions for the author

$150 for any 1,000- word (or less) manuscript. $175 for a manuscript that is more than 1,000 words. An additional $50 for each subsequent revision review (must be within a 3-month period of original review)

DIVERSITY EDITING

This specialized editing is a targeted beta review. It involves a review of word choice, phrases, and general context for cultural sensitivity when writing outside of your experience. It is an attempt to catch issues prior to submission for publication. I will include copy editing and line editing as part of this review.

$100 for any 1,000- word (or less) manuscript. $125 for a manuscript that is more than 1,000 words. An additional $25 for each subsequent revision review (must be within a 3-month period of original review)