Woman Writing

Editing Services

I charge a flat rate of $.005 per word for each editorial service I offer. My hope is to be able to give authors, especially self-publishing and indie, a chance to have their books professionally edited at an affordable rate.

While I am able to edit purely contemporary fiction and non-fiction, my strengths lie in fantasy, sci-fi, and all applicable sub-genres. I am willing and able to edit for most age categories, though I'm most confident in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction. 


I am not a good fit for books in the genre of erotica, or stories that involve a heavy focus on suicide, self-harm, or eating disorders. I reserve the right to decline working on a manuscript for any reason.

 

Developmental Edits:
$.005 per word

These are my favorite edits to do! With a developmental edit, I'll dig deep into your book, making notes of what's working and what could use some tweaking. That means I look at the big picture - plot, worldbuilding, theme, character arcs, etc - and work with you to make every element the strongest it can be! Turnaround time is four weeks for manuscripts under 100k, six weeks for manuscripts over 100k.

 

Line Edits:
$.005 per word

With a line edit, I go through your project line by line, analyzing word choice, sentence structure, dialogue strength, character voice, etc. to see where your prose is singing and where it can be strengthened. Turnaround time is four weeks for manuscripts under 100k, six weeks for manuscripts over 100k.

 

Copy Edits:
$.005 per word

Now we're down to the nitty-gritty of editing! When I do a copy edit, I'll go through your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb, checking grammar, spelling, word choice, punctuation, etc. so you can be confident that your book is ready for publication! Turnaround time is four weeks for manuscripts under 100k, six weeks for manuscripts over 100k.

 

Proofreading:
$.005 per word

Proofreading is the last step to getting your work ready for publication! I'll read through your manuscript carefully and correct any remaining errors. This is the final bit of polish to make your manuscript shine! Turnaround time is four weeks for manuscripts under 100k, six weeks for manuscripts over 100k.

 

Combination Packages:
$.008-$.01 per word

Two edit bundle: $.007 per word

Three edit bundle: $.009 per word

If you want to book two edits together, please contact me and we'll discuss scheduling and turnaround time! If you want to book me for all three, e-mail me and I will do my absolute best to set up a process with you that will work with your schedule!

At this time, proofreading is not eligible to be included in bundle offers. I apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Contact

Thank you for viewing my page! If you have any questions or want to inquire about booking one or more of my editing services, feel free to use the provided form or e-mail me at cassidyewriter@gmail.com.

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Writing by the Water