If you’re not sure what type of editing you’re looking for, feel free to contact me to see if I’m the right fit for your project. I offer free sample edits of either the first chapter or the first ten pages of the manuscript in order to to evaluate the level of editing needed before creating an estimate. Learn more about my editorial process.
I help you fine-tune your manuscript for consistency during the final stages of the submission process. I check for typographical errors; proper word usage; basic grammar; consistency within format, capitalization, and punctuation; typos and misspellings; overall appearance, typeface, and fonts.
I provide line-by-line edits to ensure correct and consistent spelling, capitalization, punctuation, hyphenations, and similar elements in a manuscript. I improve accuracy and check for properly cited quotations, correct style of in-text citations, bibliographies, reference lists, and footnotes or end notes. I also flag wordy or awkward language that may need some kind of revision.
I make suggestions to reword the sentence or reorganize content, focusing on overall flow, style, tone, plot, theme, character development, pacing, point of view, dialogue, readability, and other storytelling techniques. I provide detailed suggestions for revision while keeping the reader in mind, addressing narrative inconsistencies, gaps, and weaknesses.
Since I am just starting out, I am willing to offer my services for a discounted rate of $0.05 per word, or depending on the size of the project, $15 an hour.
My rates are based off the guidelines from the Editorial Freelance Association’s website.
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“Efficient and meticulous. Alexis did a great job of going through my manuscript to polish it up so that it’s ready to publish. The time she took to do it and the bonus editorial letter with suggestions were much appreciated.”Ruthie Lenor, Where the Honeybells Grow