I’m a grammar nut, y’all.
Misspelled words jump off the page at me. Punctuation is a passion. And while I’m not creative enough to craft a plot line, I can tell you if yours is proceeding plausibly.
If you have been working on your magnum opus and want another pair of eyes to take a look at it for grammar and flow — and more — I’d love to help.
I know how it feels to write words that are yours, and you have fallen in love with them, and if anyone suggests that they should be removed or changed it feels like you’ve been stabbed. But EVERYONE can benefit from great editing. I’ll be gentle; I promise. 🙂
I will provide full content editing of your text. This involves the following:
1) I will proofread by checking for correct spelling and punctuation.
2) I will make sure words aren’t repetitive, facts are accurate, flow is logical, format is consistent, etc. There may be some minimal rearranging or changing words or sentences.
3) I will get into the nitty gritty of stylistic choices, plot and character development, structure, making sure it makes sense as a whole, etc. I may suggest some rewriting of actual sections of the work. I will work with you closely so as to ensure that the manuscript is effective, fulfilling the purpose for which it was written in the absolute best way possible.
Here’s what previous customers have to say:
“Ann is an editor who really cares about the job she is doing for you. I felt she had a good reason for every editing note and every change she made or suggested, but she didn’t presume her suggestions were the only ones that would work.
I also feel that being a good editor isn’t only about noting what’s wrong. It’s also about revealing and encouraging a writer’s strengths. Ann is a good editor because if she read a particularly brilliant sentence or description, she would point it out as well.
She truly brought out the best in my manuscript and only wanted good for it. The care showed; the manuscript benefited — she helped me craft the best possible work. That’s why I enjoyed working with her.”
–Velma G., author of Blue Ribbon for Her
“Ann was a huge help throughout the editing process of my ebook, Schooling at Home While Working at Home. Her expertise in this area was obvious as she pointed out issues that I wouldn’t have thought of. She was willing to toss ideas back and forth with me to ensure my book was the best it could be. I am so thankful for the work Ann did and plan on hiring her for additional projects in the future.”
–Misty B., author of Schooling at Home While Working at Home
“I can’t say enough about working with Ann! I didn’t think I would need anyone to check over my work but I am so glad I changed my mind. Ann caught so many errors I didn’t even notice and helped me rework the sections of the book that needed a serious overhaul. She’s thoughtful, professional, and quick to respond. If you need a ‘second set of eyes’ to look over your manuscript — ask Ann!”
–Tonia L., author of A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils
“Ann was a joy to work with and provided the best service while editing my eBook, Your Morning Manual: A Guide & Workbook for Resetting & Maximizing Your Mornings. If she came across a portion that needed to be rewritten, she provided great suggestions. She was willing to go back and forth until we found the best edits. Ann made sure that I was happy with each and every change made. She went above and beyond and ensured that my eBook was the best it could be. I know that working with Ann resulted in a higher quality eBook! I highly recommend Ann for eBook editing and would definitely hire her again.
–Emily B., author of Your Morning Manual
How much do I charge?
(The industry standard is 250 words = 1 page. This figure is a constant and is not dependent on font size or line spacing or the actual number of physical pages in your manuscript.)
For the time being, my fee is quite low, because I am still getting started in this business. I am currently quoting new customers $4 per page for thorough content editing.
Don’t have a heart attack when you multiply this figure by the number of pages in your book. I know it will seem high. In reality, though, this price is actually much less than more experienced editors will charge. You can take advantage of my relative newness by getting a GREAT rate for QUALITY editing.
Here’s how the process works:
1) I will read your manuscript slowly and carefully, word by word, to catch any and all errors possible. You and I will go back and forth throughout, as I suggest corrections, and you make changes — and possibly rewrite certain parts. This is the longest part of the process.
2) Once we have completed all changes in the text — large and small — I will run through the entire thing again, a little faster this time. I will be looking for anything I may have missed the first time, lol, as well as the general flow. I will also at this time double-check the specifics of the formatting.
3) If you are creating a PDF of the manuscript, I will proofread the PDF one final time to make sure it is ready for release to the public.
Being very thorough in this way ensures that your final product will be a masterpiece that you can be proud of!
If you’d like to get started, or even if you’re still unsure and would like to discuss your project, please fill out the contact form below.
I look forward to hearing from you!
More praises: 🙂
“What can I say that Ann can’t say better? I mean that in the most literal sense. If you have something that you want to make sure is clearly communicated, let Ann have a crack at it before you decide it’s done. I’ve worked with Ann on various writing projects for over 30 years. (Oops! Did I just let slip out how old…um, er, experienced she is?) (If that last remark doesn’t make it to the final publication, it’s because she edited it out.) She is thorough and prompt and the final product is always way better than the draft I gave her.
The point is that a good editor must be able to clean up and clarify what is written, while preserving the author’s personality in what has been written. Yes, Ann has wonderful capabilities as a writer, but she also has the added skill of being able to take any size writing project and transform it into an easy-to-read and skillfully crafted work that still maintains the author’s creativity, heart and soul.
I’m convinced that even the best authors need great editors, and to be a great editor requires a literary gift that most people don’t have. Ann has that gift, and I have no hesitation in recommending her as your next editor. You will not be disappointed.” –Ron Nargi, author of college papers 30 years ago (lol — old friends, ya gotta love ’em! 🙂 ), and more recently, business letters and proposals