I am an independent professional editor who works directly with authors. I am able to provide you creative guidance and a fresh objective perspective to help you get your story to where you want it to be.
Not sure what editorial service you need? Don’t hesitate to contact me to find out more information.
I offer free sample edits to help determine the level of editing required and to create an estimate.
Genre Specialisms: To be able to provide the best feedback, I only work in genres that I am familiar with. These include (adult and YA): fantasy, romance, literary fiction, historical fiction and crime.
I’ve been an online editor for around 20 years. With that sort of experience, you know when you need the help of another professional. You can also recognise excellence from a mile away. This year I hired Sumudu to be my final editing eyes over a manuscript that I'm about to self-publish. It’s so wonderful to know that I could put my work into the hands of someone so ethical, trustworthy and kind. Sumudu’s professionalism and skills have been outstanding from start to finish. It also always felt like my story was with a good and trusted friend. I’m so grateful for her considered and insightful editor’s thoughts and support.
R A Wodecki
General guidance on the big-picture aspects of your novel.
This is a less intensive version of a structural edit where I will read your manuscript closely to highlight the areas of your novel that need the most attention and provide you with suggestions on how to tackle them.
I will provide clear, objective feedback in an in-depth editorial letter. All my suggestions will be made with the target reader in mind.
Up to 70,000 words: $675
Up to 80,000 words: $900
Up to 90,000 words: $1125
Up to 100,000 words: $1350
Up to 125,000 words: $1575
Up to 150,00 words: $1800
Helping you identify and solve the big-picture issues in your novel.
This form of editing focuses on overall theme, style, voice, plot, character, dialogue, pace, flow and other story-telling techniques.
I will provide a comprehensive written report, sometimes accompanied by scene-by-scene feedback, and sometimes accompanied by notes in the manuscript itself – depending on what your novel needs. All my suggestions will be made with the target reader in mind.
Up to 70,000 words: $1375
Up to 80,000 words: $1650
Up to 90,000 words: $1925
Up to 100,000 words: $2200
Up to 125,000 words: $2400
Up to 150,00 words: $2700
LINE AND Copy-editing
Addressing stylistic and story-level consistency and flow.
I will provide line-by-line edits to ensure clarity of writing and language consistency. I will check and correct for consistency of grammar, spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, and other similar elements. I will also eliminate repetition, unnecessary words or phrases, and will flag wordy or awkward language that may need correction or explanation.
An editorial letter and style sheet will be provided with the edited manuscript.
Every manuscript and author is different, therefore price varies based on several factors.
Please contact me for more information.