You wrote it. Let me help you perfect it.
Whether you're readying your manuscript for submission to a market or preparing to publish your work yourself, you need the skills of a good editor to make it the best it can be. I can help you improve your work at any stage of the writing process, from story development to final proofing.
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"Marti edited my mystery novel and I couldn't be more thrilled with either the result or the process. Working with her was a truly a joy. She's patient and funny and completely awesome. She not only corrected my mistakes, but pointed out places where my writing was passive, and discovered oversights and plot holes that could destroy a first-time mystery writer's credibility. I'm a better writer for working with her. I feel like she understands my characters as well as I do, and is invested in the quality and success of my book. I loved working with Marti so much that I'm naming a character after her in the sequel!"
~Christa Charter, author Schooled and Pwned
"I've published four novels with Bantam Books. In the process, I've worked with a number of copyeditors to catch errors and prepare manuscripts for typesetting. I found Marti to be just as good, and in several instances better, at finding mistakes and identifying ways to improve the novel project I hired her to work on. She has an excellent ear for language and is very skilled at finding ways to reword sentences to make them clearer and more concise. In addition, she has a strong sense of character and plot. She provided a number of invaluable suggestions for punching-up character motivation and development. She was also particularly helpful in making sure that all of the plot elements of the story were logical, fully supported, and internally consistent. For anyone in need of a comprehensive edit at the line-by-line, character, and story level I highly recommend her. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable, with a diverse background and a wide-range of experience that makes her suited to just about any project."
~Mark Budz, author Idolon, Clade
Indie Author Rate: $25hr
Most books in the 80-100K word range come in at under $1,500.
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Editing rates vary depending on length, editing level (e.g., proof vs. developmental editing), and content type (e.g., technical documentation, marketing copy, fiction). All fees and arrangements are negotiable on a per-project basis. I use the Editorial Freelancer's Association's recommendations as a guideline.