FICTION EDITING SERVICES

Briana has been a professional editor for a more than a decade, working with independent authors and small presses. She’s a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the ACES: The Society for Editing. She also have a BA in English.

Briana’s preferred categories are Young Adult and Adult. Her favorite genres are horror, fantasy, and science fiction, but she will edit almost anything! If your project isn’t a novel, she will also edit nonfiction, web copy, etc. She specializes in working with indie authors and has indie publishing experience, having published several books and plays of her own. If you’re interested in her publishing consulting services, check those out here.

Briana offers a free 10% sample edit (maximum 10 double-spaced pages) for novel-length projects.

If you have questions about these rates, want to see a sample contract or book in advance, please reach out to the editor. All services also include a complimentary 30-minute phone call post-edits to discuss any questions or concerns.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is the first stage of the process and concerns big-picture issues. For this service, Briana considers characters, plot, setting, storytelling, POV, and any other major narrative points the author might wish to address.

Briana provides two different versions of this service: one with just an editorial letter, and another with an editorial letter as well as in-line comments and notes in your manuscript, for increased specificity and accuracy.

Includes: One (1) “reading like an editor” read-through of manuscript for story cohesion. Additional read-throughs of same manuscript can be requested post-edit at a discount.

Developmental Edit: Manuscript Review + Editorial Letter

You’ll Receive: An “editor’s narrative” concerning strengths, weaknesses, questions to think about, and suggestions based on previously discussed author preferences and goals.

0 – 5,000 words$60
5,001 – 10,000 words$95
10,001 – 25,000 words$145 – $345
25,001 – 50,000 words$185 – $360
50,000+ words$360+
Follow-Up Phone CallFirst Call (30 minutes): Complimentary
Second+ Call: $50/hour

Please note that the prices shown are general and the price may be adjusted based on your unique project and exact word count.


Developmental Edit: In-line Notes/Comments + Editorial Letter

You’ll Receive: An “editor’s narrative” concerning strengths, weaknesses, questions to think about, and suggestions based on previously discussed author preferences and goals.

Plus a copy of your manuscript with editorial comments made in-line with the manuscript, utilizing the comments feature on Microsoft Word/Google Docs.

0 – 5,000 words$90
5,001 – 10,000 words$115 – $215
10,001 – 25,000 words$165 – $390
25,001 – 50,000 words$215 – $415
50,000+ words$415+
Follow-Up Phone CallFirst Call (30 minutes): Complimentary
Second+ Call: $50/hour

Please note that the prices shown are general and the price may be adjusted based on your unique project and exact word count.


Copy Editing

Here, the editor looks at language consistency and readability, including sentence smoothing & flow, clarity and economy of language, voice consistency, and stylized use of punctuation. This service refers specifically to stylistics and tone, and often includes looks into grammar and punctuation.

Includes: Two (2) readings of manuscript for maximum reliability. Additional read-throughs of the same manuscript can be requested post-edits for a discounted price.

You’ll Receive: A copy of your manuscript with tracked changes (Microsoft Word) or suggested edits (Google Docs). Comments may be included according to editor’s discretion. Edits will not be finalized, in order to allow the author the chance to approve each suggestion.

Full-Manuscript Copy EditingStarting at $.014/wd
(minimum 500 words)
Follow-Up Phone CallFirst Call (30 minutes): Complimentary
Second+ Call: $50/hr


Proofreading

This service is the “final round” of editing: checking spelling and grammar (including punctuation). Ultimately, this service refers to looking at general “correctness” of language, fixing typos, inconsistencies in spelling, and ensuring correct and consistent grammar.

Includes: Two (2) read-throughs of manuscript for maximum reliability. Additional read-throughs of same manuscript can be requested post-edit for discounted price.

You’ll Receive: A copy of your manuscript with tracked changes (Microsoft Word) or suggested edits (Google Docs). Comments may be included according to editor’s discretion. Your edits will not be finalized; instead, you’ll have the option to accept/reject changes as you see fit.

Full-Manuscript ProofreadingStarting at $.010/wd
(minimum 500 words)
Follow-Up Phone CallFirst Call (30-minutes): Complimentary
Second+ Call: $50/hr


Multi-Service Packages

Each packaged service is considered a long-term process performed in the order listed. We will not move on to the next stage until the author is satisfied with the previous.

The final rate for a multi-service package results in a 25% discount total. Please contact the editor for a quote unique to your project’s needs.

The Full Fixer-Upper:
– Developmental Editing
– Copy Editing
– Proofreading
25% discount: Developmental Edit
$.016/word: Copy Edit & Proofread
(minimum 500 words)
The Killer:
– Developmental Editing
– Copy Editing
25% discount: Developmental Edit
$.02/word: Copy Edit
(minimum 500 words)
The Cleaner:
– Copy Editing
– Proofreading
$.016/word
(minimum 500 words)