Editing Services

Success rises and falls by how we value ourselves and our work. I’ve completed over 100 projects since 2017 and have cared for each project with the utmost respect.

As an editor, I value you and your work. You’ve written a book—that’s huge! That’s one perfect step in the right direction! I believe in developing solid, trustworthy relationships because we’re working as a team to create a beautiful manuscript that will influence your readers. I want to make sure you’re comfortable and confident that your manuscript is in safe hands. To make sure that I’m the right editor for you, browse my Client Testimonials, the genres I edit, the books I’ve edited, and contact me today if you like what you sesilver-pen-membership-badge. I’d certainly love to work with you!

I’m a Silver member of the Christian PEN, a division of Christian Editor Network LLC. I have a Freelance Editing Certificate through the PEN Institute, and I’m always learning to keep current in the industry.

I serve writers and publishing houses to deliver professionally edited manuscripts. My client base includes best-selling and published authors, beginning and agented authors, indie and traditionally published authors, professional editing agencies, businesses, educational ministries, and publishers.

Editorial Services Offered and Cost

[$50 minimum on all services]

Critique/Coaching :: $2.00 per page

I’ll analyze your chapter or completed manuscript and write a one-page detailed critique highlighting strengths and weaknesses and how you can implement techniques designed to make your manuscript gleam. For fiction and essays, I will also include specific “cheat” sheets to help you improve your craft.

If you’d like to talk for one hour about your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses via telephone or video chat, I’d love to talk with you! We can also discuss ways to improve your writing, and what steps you need to take next to achieve your long-term goals. Additional conference time can be purchased for $10 per fifteen-minute interval.

Happy Note: A critique gives you the best value for the least amount of money. If you decide to move forward with further editing after choosing a critique, we can apply the cost of this service to the cost of any other editing service. *Proofreading is not included.

Content Edit :: $0.03 (three) cents per word

A content (or developmental edit) ensures the entire work is clearly mapped out, whether it is a work of fiction, nonfiction, devotional, or educational manual. Looking at the big picture of your manuscript, I will ensure that these major criterion are met:

  • characterization
  • authorial voice and character voice
  • solid plot from beginning, middle, and end
  • consistency in dialogue and prose

Line-By-Line Copy edit :: $0.04 (four) cents per word

editing, proofreading, Tisha Martin, writer, editor, consultant, writing, historical fictionIn a line-by-line copy edit, I’ll use my well-loved editing resources (and Merriam-Webster dictionary) to check for spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, clarity, and consistency so you don’t have to.
This is where I dig into the tiny details of the manuscript and analyze each punctuation mark, word, sentence, and paragraph so your manuscript is correct and appropriate. Please understand this service is time intensive and the cost is often a surprise. However, it’s vital when working as a team to create a work you can be proud of. Don’t miss out on the value a thorough line-by-line copy edit. Your manuscript, agent, publisher, and readers will appreciate you!

Final Proofread :: $0.007 (seven-tenths of a cent) per word [$50 minimum]

A final proofread happens after your manuscript has been professionally copy edited and before it’s off to the contest, agent, or publisher.

Proofreading is intended to correct errors made during typesetting, formatting, or file conversion of the final document and will identify any serious errors not caught during line-by-line copy editing.

Please note: I only proofread science fiction and fantasy genres. If your manuscript needs more than a proofread, I’m happy to refer to you several colleagues who are skilled in these genres.

Please note: If you are a business or ministry, please contact me for project rates.

Don’t let your project sit on the hard drive — contact me today so we can make your manuscript shine! Looking forward to joining in the conversation!Save