A good author knows that once they type "the end", the real work begins. It's time to polish your pages and wrangle your words into a story worthy of your name. That's where a good editor comes in. I spent years editing for private individuals and helping my agency clients prepare their books for submission to some of New York's top editors. And now I'm opening the doors to you. As a line editor I look at everything from plot holes and inconsistent characters to fuzzy sentence structure and overuse of crutch words. My job is to get your entire project in tip top shape so you're ready for a final proofread and out the door.
What a line edit includes: Overall plot review, characterization, basic grammar, pacing, sentence structure, consistency, word usage, transitions, POV & tense, and so much more. What a line edit doesn't include: Proofreading and full grammar review. While I will notate any errors that I do find, that is not the focus of this edit and I highly recommend that you use a separate proofreader once your work with me is complete.
What you get: After each pass of your manuscript (you get two) I will send you a marked copy of your manuscript with track changes indicating any issues I found while reading and suggested changes. You will also receive a brief review of what I felt were the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript along with general areas for improvement.
That sounds good...and pricey
Editing in life is like a lot of things...you get what you pay for. But that doesn't mean a good edit has to cost you a small fortune. I charge editing clients on a rolling scale based on the amount of work your manuscript needs. If you would like to work with me, I will request the first chapter of your book to review. Based on your writing style, your manuscript will be graded between one and three stars, three being the best. Below are the rates: ⭐⭐⭐ = $.01/word ⭐⭐ = $.02/word ⭐ = $.03/word All manuscripts will be charged for a minimum of 10K words. *Note that not all manuscripts will be a good fit for me. If I feel that I am not able to give your manuscript what it needs I will decline the project so that you can find the right editor for you.
This price includes two full passes of your manuscript with an opportunity for you to make changes in between those passes. I will also edit your bio, ad copy and dedication page for no additional charge. Not enough? You can get a third pass of your manuscript for 50% of the original cost!
Great! Let's do it!
Awesome-sauce! You can email me directly at Contact@SarahNegovetich.com or use the form on my Contact page. When you contact me I'll send you a copy of my contract to review, and ask for your first chapter and the dates that you would like to schedule your edit. A deposit of 50% will be due when you send the full manuscript and signed contract, with the balance due before delivery of the final edit.