So why hire me?
I'm a writer, too! I'm currently working on my fifth manuscript, and I've read slush for a great literary agent and have been in a fair number of workshops. I'm also represented by Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management. I can address specific things in your draft: character arc, plot, pacing—whatever is needed to make sure your manuscript is the best it can be.
For academic manuscripts, I can help, too; I went to the University of Chicago for my bachelor's and DePaul University for my master's. I've taken doctoral-level classes and have edited a variety of articles and manuscripts on geology, mental health, child development, special education, neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and more. I've also worked on IACUC, IRB, and NIH grant applications.
I'm also a member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and Council of Science Editors.
A page is usually about ~250 words in 12-pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced. I am happy to work out a rate for your manuscript as a whole if you'd prefer that to an hourly charge. If you are a marginalized creator, please contact me to discuss what I can do to help at a rate that works for you.
$40/hour (around $4/page)
$30/hour (around $3/page)
Per project basis
Beginning at $250 for up to 90,000 words; please contact me for longer works
Beginning at $300 for up to 90,000 words; please contact me for longer works
Editing with me is easy! I view editing as a teaching method and a two-way process. It's my job to teach you about what I'm doing and why, and it's your job to teach me about your style and what you need. I want you to come away from the editing experience feeling like a stronger, more confident writer.