Novel and Short Story Manuscript Editing Services
To a lot of writers, editing is the bane of their existence. Well, it doesn’t have to be. We think there’s something beautiful about making your story the best that it can be.
Lauren has been a Freelance Editor for three years, working with a wide variety of authors and genres. She takes pride in staying as true to the writer’s original vision and goals for their manuscript as possible. Her goal is to make sure that, in every scene, your audience feels all the feels you want them to feel (did we say feel enough?).
Our process is collaborative because, ultimately, it’s your book and our goal is to help your manuscript get to where you want it to be. Lauren will provide her opinion and expertise, but ultimately you’ll be working together and communicating— “I’m not going to come in with a machete and gut your book” – words Lauren has actually said to concerned, nervous authors. We get it, that’s a very real fear for writers. We want the integrity of your book to remain, but just help it reach the potential you, and we, know it has.
It can be nerve racking to give your book baby to a stranger. So, if you’re not ready to fully commit, we offer a free one chapter editing service. This is where you’ll send Lauren the first chapter of your book and she’ll do a developmental edit of the chapter for free. That way you’re able to see if you like her editing style and if you’ll work well together as a team before committing. This free chapter edit does not apply to short stories.
- Double spaced, 12 pt.
- Times New Roman
- Must be in a Microsoft Word document (required for track changes, comments, etc.)
Developmental Editing Fee: $25/hr
Charging hourly tends to be more cost-effective for the Author because the speed of the editing process can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the content, subject matter, character/plot development, etc. If you’d like a more personalized estimate, reach out and let us know!
Payment plans are acceptable and should be discussed with Lauren directly.
If you are interested in having a deeper discussion with Lauren about your story, please fill out the following information. She’ll be in contact shortly.