You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.

Arthur Plotnik
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✩ Editorial Services ✩

You have a story to share with the world. You’ve spent long nights thinking and planning, writing and rewriting. Now you have a book. What next?

This is where edits come in. It’s extremely important for authors to receive professional feedback before publication. I have seen the light of many wonderful stories obscured by the smoke of a simple mistake: neglecting the editing process.

I am committed to providing you valuable edits and feedback while also keeping your novel’s vision intact. My editing journey has always been centered upon providing affordable and high-quality author services, both for those who are self-publishing and for those who wish to query and publish traditionally. I also offer sample edits to ensure my services are a good fit for you.

Services ✩

I currently provide services for line/copyedits, beta reading, and proofreading. My sample edits are for line/copyediting and beta reading and can include up to 1,000 words.

Line/Copyedit ✩

Recommended for writers looking for feedback on an intensive level.

If a writer were to commission any professional edit before publication, the line/copyedit would be the one to choose. Line/copyedits are fine-tuned to focus on word choices and sentence structures, bringing out style, tone, and clarity in your writing. These technical edits also cover grammar, spelling, and punctuation issues, but proofreads are highly recommended post-edit. I specialize in line/copyedits for fiction but do have experience with editing nonfiction. Standard rate: $0.01 per word.

Beta Reading ✩

Recommended for writers looking for feedback on a moderate level.

A beta read will evaluate your work from a reader’s viewpoint with both macro and micro feedback. This may include notes on character development, pacing, plot holes, inconsistencies, writing style, worldbuilding, and other relevant feedback. I do not beta read nonfiction. Standard rate: $0.004 per word.

Proofreading ✩

Recommended for writers ready for publication.

The proofread is the last step before publication to catch hidden typos. I proofread both fiction and nonfiction. Please note that I offer a 50% discount for this service if you order both a proofread and a line/copyediting package or a beta reading package. Standard rate: $0.002 per word.

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