Writing, Editing, & Publishing Contemporary Romance

Editing Services

So, you’ve just finished writing your romance novel, and you know you’d like to publish it. Now what?

You hire an editor, of course.

But not just any editor. You should hire a qualified editor who specializes in your genre.

My Qualifications:

  • BA in Creative Writing and English
  • Over 3 years critique and copy editing experience.
  • Best of all, I also write romance novels! I know the struggles, and I know the beats.
  • I offer a free sample edit of up to 500 words

My passion is to work with romance writers to help you round out your characters, drive up the sexual tension, sharpen your dialog and smooth out your story line. I bring fresh eyes, years of writing and editing experience, and a formal writing education into making your manuscript the best it can be.

If you’re just starting out on you writing journey, I can help you refine your story through:

  • Beta Reading – to get you pointed in the right direction
  • Sex Scene Critique – to make sure you’re not getting stuck in the most intimate of places
  • Manuscript Critique – to set you on solid footing with a pack full of writerly provisions
  • Developmental Editing – to give you a lift halfway to your destination
  • Content and Line Editing Combo – to make sure you arrive safely

I know what you’re thinking, that all sounds great. But how much money are we talking? Below you’ll find the breakdown of exactly what services are included when you sign up.

Beta Reading – $100 for up to 100,000 words *BEST VALUE*

  • I will read your manuscript and provide you with a 2-page professional critique on where your story could be stronger, which characters need work, and my overall takeaway from your novel
  • BONUS! You will get my in-the-moment, immediate, in-doc comments on your story
    • Turn around time is typically 1 to 2 weeks after scheduled start date

Sex Scene Critique – $25 for up to 3000 words

  • I will give one scene a full developmental edit, plus full revision support, minus the virtual coffee dates

Manuscript Critique – $350 for up to 100,000 words

  • I will read your manuscript and provide you with a full report on not just where your story could use work, but how to strengthen your story structure and improve your character development
  • You will get in-doc comments as well as feedback on what works and what doesn’t
  • BONUS! You will get 1 30-minute Virtual Coffee Date with me to chat about your novel and where you want to go from here! (To be used within two weeks after you receive your edits)
    • Turn around is typically 2-3 weeks from scheduled start date

Developmental Editing – $.02/word

(Note: This is my favorite edit to do!)

  • I will read and edit your entire manuscript, including in doc comments, edits, and suggestions
  • Track changes will show you every change I make from rewrites to comma splices
  • I will give you a full report on not just where your story could use work, but how to strengthen your story structure and improve your character development based on the changes I have already suggested
  • You will have unlimited email access to me for one month after your completed manuscript to ask questions or bounce ideas off my brain
  • BONUS! – You will get 2 30-Minute Virtual Coffee Dates with me to chat about your novel and where you want to go from here! (To be cashed in whenever you want during the edit process and for up to one month afterward)
    • Turn around is 4-6 weeks after scheduled start date

Content and Line Editing Combo – $.03/word

Content Editing is like a light developmental edit, addressing issues with pace, dialog, structure, and flow. This edit is meant to present you with a clean, effortless-to-read version of your manuscript that is ready for it’s final proofread, then publication.

  • I will read and edit your entire manuscript, including in doc comments, edits, and suggestions
  • Track changes will show you every change I make from rewrites to comma splices
  • I will provide you a professional written critique on what needs work and how to fix it.
  • I will also edit for spelling, grammar, clarity, flow, and consistency throughout your manuscript. (Please note, a line edit should not take the place of a proofread.)
  • BONUS! – You will get 2 30-Minute Virtual Coffee Dates with me to chat about your novel and where you want to go from here! (To be cashed in whenever you want during the edit process and for up to one month afterward)
    • Turn around is 2-6 weeks after scheduled start date

Add-Ons

  • Virtual Coffee Date – $49/half-hour
    • Feel like you need more time to chat? I’m all ears. I love talking about writing! You can schedule an Skype session with me anytime
      • (Note, this option is only available if you have already purchased editing services.)

To start working with me today, please fill out form the below. Give me a small summary of your story and how many words it is, and I’ll get back to you with a quick survey to develop your quote within 24 hours. Hurry! My calendar fills up fast!

$50 deposit due up front, the remainder due upon completion of the project. Billed via PayPal.

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