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Freelance Editing Services

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After initial contact, I will pose more questions via email to better assess your needs. The free 15-minute consultation can then take place via Skype or phone. After discussing the scope of your editing project, I will then be able to estimate appropriate fees and draft a contract for negotiation.

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My Editing Approach

Each manuscript receives multiple passes in order to allow me to further refine the language with each attempt. In addition to making suggestions and corrections, I also aim to educate each client on the reasoning for my choices.


Please visit my testimonials and portfolio page for examples of published projects I have edited.


Reader Report: A 3-5 page single-spaced report addresses big picture strengths and weaknesses present in the story regarding basic elements of successful storytelling. Some suggestions for revision are included as well as a follow-up consultation. No comments are made within the manuscript. This is a great option for the most budget conscious of writers. I pack a lot of feedback into my concise report. (Reader Report Sample)


Manuscript Critique: Whole passages or scenes may need reworking, but the overall story is sound and has already undergone some revisions. Issues with characterization, conflict/tension, description, inconsistencies, pacing, passive writing, plot, point of view, scene development, and showing vs. telling are noted in the margins using comment bubbles to note strengths and weaknesses. Consistent grammatical errors will be noted as a common courtesy, but not corrected repeatedly. A written evaluation is also included. (Critique Sample)




Copy/Line Edit:  Sentences and paragraphs may require reworking rather than whole pages or scenes. Awkward phrasing, syntax issues (sentence variety and structure), repetition, showing vs. telling, best word choices, passive verb elimination, suitable dialogue, cliches, anachronisms, chapter breaks, timeline consistency, and more are addressed. Minor fact checking as well as potential copyright issues are also covered. Be advised some small errors will inevitably slip through, and a follow-up proofread by additional sets of eyes is advised. A manuscript style sheet and overview letter is also included. (Copy Editing Sample) (Style Sheet Sample)


Proofread: Basic errors corrected regarding spelling, grammar, and punctuation. There is no restructuring or re-writing of sentences for clarity. However, this entails much more than merely running the document through spell check. If you are self-publishing a print book, it’s best to have the proofreading performed on the properly formatted version that will be uploaded for distribution. Ideally, a proofread should only be performed after a manuscript has undergone copy and line editing. (Proofreading Sample)




Additional Freelance Editing Services: I would be happy to assist with the types of editing and formatting listed below:

  • I can format interior layouts for print and ebooks (see examples).
  • I also offer assistance on query letters and book synopses. One revision can be submitted for additional feedback.
  • If you want to make a solid impression with an important blog post, consider a critique and copy edit combo.
  • I can also help with updating your resume and job application cover letter by researching appropriate examples for your profession and being available for as many rounds of feedback as you request


Professional Experience, Testimonials, and Project Examples

Please see my LinkedIn Profile for client recommendations and skills overview. My biography also contains additional information related to my professional experience and educational background. Various client testimonials and project examples can also help further assure you of the quality of my work.


What are you waiting for? Give your book the attention it deserves. Contact Me!


Please share responsibly. Jeri Walker, 2017.