Editing/Proofreading Services

My specialty lies in fiction editing, and my preferred categories are Young Adult and Adult. My favorite genres to work with are science fiction, fantasy (traditional and contemporary), paranormal, horror, contemporary, thriller, and mystery. I do not edit erotica, though some romance is welcome. In addition to fiction manuscripts, I will edit poetry, essays, blog posts, dissertations, website copy, and virtually anything else.

If you’re interested in my services, I offer a free three-page sample edit (not available for manuscript evaluation or blurb polish services). That way, you can make sure I’m the editor for you.

In terms of payment, half is due at the beginning of the project, with the other half due upon completion. With projects up to $500, the whole amount is due up front. All payments should be made via PayPal.

Here are some of the books I’ve edited:

What Can I Do for You?

Query Letter Critique

Are you planning to submit to agents? Send your query letter to me, and I’ll help you whip it into shape. For this service, I charge $25, and that includes two passes.

Manuscript Review

If you have a completed manuscript, and you aren’t sure whether to commit to a full edit yet, I will review your manuscript and provide general feedback in the form of an edit letter. For this service, I charge a flat fee of $70, or $100 for manuscripts longer than 100,000 words.

Blurb Polish

Need help streamlining your back-cover copy? I can write it for you, if you like. If you’ve already written something, I’d be happy to help you refine it in a way that makes your story shine and attracts potential readers. This service is available for $30/blurb, or $20 if I also edited your manuscript. This is the most affordable service you can purchase from me.

Developmental Edit

I call this baby The Full Monty, since it involves a complete deep dive into your manuscript. In a developmental edit, I’ll examine big-picture concerns, such as structure, point of view, pacing, characterization, and more. Since this is the most comprehensive service I offer, it is also the most time-consuming, so please bear that in mind.

If you pay for a developmental edit, a line edit and proofread are also included.

For a developmental edit, I charge $0.02/word.

Line Edit

Second in scale only to a developmental edit, a line edit addresses the work at a sentence and paragraph level. I determine appropriate word choice, point out repetition, and things of that nature.

My line edits also include a proofread.

For a line edit, I charge $0.015/word.

Copyedit/Proofread

Here, I’m just hitting the basics. With a copyedit/proofread, I’ll make sure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation are up to snuff. This is typically the final step of edits once you’ve polished your manuscript.

For a proofread, I charge $0.0125/word.

For any further questions, or to request a sample edit, send me a message.

Why Should You Work with Me?

“I backed myself into a corner with my first self-published book. I felt I overpromised my Kickstarter backers with a timeline I didn’t think I was going to be able to meet. I contacted Briana for her editing services as a desperate effort to find someone who would be willing to edit my book in a crunch. Not only did she agree to edit the book on short notice, she finished editing even sooner than I could have hoped. She was pleasant to work with, her suggestions helped more than I could have imagined, and I plan on going back to her for her services with all my releases.”

“Briana’s editing service has been invaluable in my writing. She provides insightful, thoughtful analysis and critiques of works, from early stage developmental editing through to copy edits and final tidy ups. I’ve shared many works with Briana for review and it’s clear that she takes the time to read and reflect on the story, understanding the emotive purpose and message in each. She’s also fast, fun and great to work with.”

“Briana is the first freelance editor I’ve ever hired, and her feedback was everything I could have wanted and more. Her questions and comments helped me to think more deeply about my plot and characters than I had before, while being respectful and encouraging of my personal voice. Her feedback was organized, sensitive, and just what my story needed. I’m very grateful for her support and would gladly work with her again.”