The Conscious Writer
I write press releases, blogs and web content for SEO, e-newsletters, marketing collateral, white papers, and grant narratives. I am comfortable in a wide variety of subject areas, particularly arts and culture, hospitality, education, technology, psychology, self-help, and holistic and alternative health.
I primarily edit non-fiction books and articles, academic writing (dissertations, peer-reviewed research papers), web content, newsletters, and grant proposals. I charge the same hourly fee whether your text needs light, medium, or heavy editing — it just takes me longer if the text needs extra TLC.
I am familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, AP style, and APA (American Psychological Association) style.
Though I don't bill myself as a fiction editor, I am comfortable with and enjoy proofreading works of fiction.
An author can never have his or her work proofread too many times. I've heard from more than one client that I catch things other editors have missed, including spacing, formatting, and style consistency mistakes, not just grammar mistakes and typos.
Because every project is unique, requiring different levels of editing or rewriting or proofing, it is impossible for me to say, "I charge $X for X number of pages or words." However, I believe you will find my rates reasonable and competitive for someone with my level of experience.
I am happy to perform a free test edit of a few select pages for larger manuscripts or projects (10,000 words or more) to make sure you are happy with the quality of my work. Once I have a clear idea of the entire scope of your project, I can then offer you an accurate not-to-exceed estimate. For larger projects, I do request an upfront deposit of 50% of the total estimate.
Payment can be made by personal check or directly to my PayPal account. I am not set up to take credit cards directly as a form of payment.