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I've worked as a freelance editor and writer since 2002. My book reviews and fiction have appeared in The Women's Review of BooksJane, the Chicago ReaderSalon, and The Good Men Project, among other publications.

Editing Services

 

Developmental editing

Suggesting specific major and minor changes in content, organization, and language. Providing basic fact-checking. I recommend that developmental editing be followed by substantial author revision.

Rate: 4–6 cents per word

 

Copyediting

Correcting errors in grammar, spelling, and mechanics. Ensuring consistency and continuity. May include line editing for style.

Rate: 3–5 cents per word

 

Manuscript evaluation

Providing a thorough critique that includes general suggestions regarding content, organization, and language. Comments are provided either directly in the manuscript or on an evaluation form.

Rate: 2–2.5 cents per word

 

Proofreading

Correcting errors and ensuring consistency in formatting, grammar, spelling, and mechanics. Occurs after the manuscript has been designed and set in its publishable format.

Rate: 1.5 cents per word

 

Writing Services

 

Ghostwriting

Creating an original manuscript based on author notes, author interviews, and original research.

Rate: 15–20 cents per word

 

Rewriting

Making major and minor changes in content, organization, language, and mechanics that result in a new manuscript. Done in collaboration with the author.

Rate: 7–10 cents per word

 

Educational writing

Developing and creating content for textbooks, lesson plans, and educational marketing materials.

Rate: Negotiable per project

 

All per-word rates are based on my hourly rate of $40 per hour. Lower rates are available for writers who meet certain criteria. Contact me for details.