editorial services

Through the end of 2020 I’m offering free résumé and cover letter assessments for all members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. I’ll also be accepting college essays and personal statements. Portfolio reviews available at discounted rates.

My goal as an editor is to support your voice, organically cultivate its power, and streamline your message. “Organically cultivate” may sound like editorial buzzwords, but it’s true—my only objective in being entrusted with your work is to reinforce your voice. I will never suggest edits or make changes that are in opposition to your vision. Working with me means a guarantee of, of course, accuracy and consistency, but also my full editorial support and encouragement.

I have more than five years of prose and poetry editorial experience. Writers I’ve worked with have been featured in Best Undergraduate Writing, The Adroit Journal, ForbesBooks, Poetry Quarterly, Waccamaw, and others, and have been nominated for multiple Editor’s Lists and finalist positions.

Reach out using the contact page to enquire about working with me. Preference given to BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about specific services or query about options you don’t find listed here. Payment plans and discounted rates always available.


Prose Editing

Basic Copyediting
Correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation; ensuring consistency in term usage, numerals, and list sequencing
$20/hr

Medium Copyediting
Basic copyediting + ensuring bibliographies and indexes meet publisher criteria, querying discrepancies and flagging ambiguous material, suggesting edits for clarity
$30/hr

Full Copyediting
Medium copyediting + tightening sentences, smoothing transitions between sentences / sections / chapters, generally improve readability
$40/hr

Developmental Editing
Before the writing begins: consultation to plan the organization, style, voice, and other elements of the work
$40/hr

For a completed manuscript: rewriting and restructuring text, moving entire paragraphs and sentences to improve flow, identifying gaps, ensuring consistent tone across the manuscript
$60/hr

Proofreading
Correct final files for typographical errors and note any discrepancies
$20/hr

Line Editing
Review for tone and voice, make changes for clarity, flow, and impact. Identify redundancies, gaps, and opportunities to tighten sentences and paragraphs.
$50/hr


Poetry Editing

Line Editing
Review for tone and voice, suggesting changes for clarity, flow, and impact. Identify opportunities to tighten sentences, lines, and stanzas.
$10/poem per page

Developmental Editing
Line editing + a detailed review of what’s working well and suggestions for revision with line-by-line notes, in addition to title review
$20/poem per page

Chapbooks
Up to 30 pages. Suggestions on poem order, comments on strength of individual poems, including some line editing, and a detailed review of noted themes, strengths and opportunities, and title suggestions
$200

Full-Length Collections
Up to 80 pages. Suggestions on poem order, comments on strength of individual poems, including some line editing, and a detailed review of noted themes, strengths and opportunities, and title suggestions
$600


Additional Services

Indexing
Determine appropriate terms and create alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with page references in a consistent index
$50/hr

Résumé Reviews
Suggest edits to streamline information, highlight strengths, reframe gaps, and make copy engaging
$20

Cover Letter Reviews
Suggest edits to tighten sentences, streamline message, increase impact, and highlight personality. Line editing available for an additional $10
$20

College Essays
Suggest edits to tighten sentences, streamline message, increase impact, and highlight personality. Line editing available for an additional $10
$20

Bibliographies and Notes
Full formatting of bibliographies and notes per specified style guide. All source material must be supplied and verified for accuracy by writer
$10/hour

Personal Statements
Suggest edits to tighten sentences, streamline message, increase impact, and highlight personality. Line editing available for an additional $10
$20

Application Portfolios
Suggestions on work order, comments on strength of individual pieces, including some line editing, and a detailed review of noted themes, strengths, and opportunities
$200


If there is a service you’re interested in that you don’t see listed here, feel free to enquire about it. All potential clients are asked to take a brief project questionnaire (ooh, a quiz!) prior to beginning work to determine which of my services may best suit your needs and if I’m the perfect fit for you.