Fiction Editing

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 loved working with Sumudu. She really took the time to understand my manuscript and the story I wanted to tell, then helped me take that story to the next level as a team. Her reports were fantastic; well structured, comprehensive, and highlighted the strengths of the manuscript as well as pointing out areas that could use more work in a specific and useful way. She's a kind person, a skilled editor, and a wonderful mentor. I look forward to working with her again in the future

Jo Alexander

Manuscript Assessment

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.

Cost?

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

Structural editing

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.

Cost?

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.

Cost?

Every manuscript and author is different, therefore price varies based on several factors. 

Please contact me for more information.