Since 2006, my writing has been featured in a number of publications, both online and in print. You can view a detailed list of these and past speaking engagements in my publication history. My professional memberships include The Writers View 2, Writer Interrupted, The Bestseller Society and ChristianWriters.com.
I also serve as a Managing Editor of Christian Children’s Book Review, an award-winning website that welcomes over 14,000 visitors each month.
As a freelance editor, I have helped clients polish and perfect innumerable projects: both fiction and nonfiction works, query letters, articles, and book proposals. My clients have had six novels published within the past three years. Follow this link for a list of endorsements.
Are you seeking help with your writing? Want an honest critique, an editor or a coach? I’d love to help.
As a full service freelance editor, I offer more than just proofreading. I work hard with my clients to mold their projects and make them the very best writers they can be. My services include checking spelling, grammar and punctuation, but I also spotlight the strengths and weakness in your concept or story, writing, formatting, flow and presentation.
Introductory Rates: With all new clients, I charge a flat fee of $60 for the first five pages. This is a “dating” round for both of us. It gives clients a taste of how I work and I get to sample their projects. We both get a quick glimpse without any major financial or time commitments.
There is, however, a greater reason for this introduction. Most problems present in the first few pages continue throughout a manuscript. After I highlight these issues, clients may decide to apply my notes to the rest of the manuscript independently. Others will see the value in my input and choose to continue with detailed one-on-one coaching for the remaining manuscript.
Manuscript Rates: I charge $0.02 per word. You can check your project’s word count in any word processing or writing program. We will confirm this number before any changes are made to the manuscript and, with a little math, settle on a total project price.
A few notes: If your project is less than five pages, the initial fee remains $60. For returning clients, I waive the initial five-page fee on all additional projects.
There are many, many, many people who know more about this business than I do. I highly recommend you tap into their knowledge and experience. There are thousands of helpful websites available, not to mention books. Here are a few of my favorite everyday reads:
- Chip MacGregor, literary agent
- Rachelle Gardner, literary agent
- CAN! Marketing blog
- Grammar Girl
Finally, if you can get to a writers conference, do so as quickly and as often as you can. A quick Google search will provide you with plenty of options.