Need an editor?? (Spoiler alert: yes, you do.)

As an author, I know how important it is to have another set of eyes to proofread a manuscript. Spelling and grammar mistakes happen to the best of us, no matter how hard we try to avoid them. As writers, we need editors to make our work as perfect and polished as possible.

Unfortunately, unless editing is included in our publishing package, we have to either:

A.) pay someone to do the editing for us, or

B.) forego outside editing and hope that we manage to catch all our own mistakes.

Option A is certainly the preferable one. The problem is, editors ain't cheap!

That's where I come in.

I'll do all your spelling/grammar edits for $1 per 1,000 words.

*Skeptical Face*

"So... a 100,000 word manuscript would only cost me $100?"

Yep.

"But other editors charge over $1,000!"

Yep.

"Well you probably aren't very good, if you're willing to work for so little."

Nope. I just really, really, really love the writing community, and I want to do whatever I can to make it a better, less grammatically incorrect place!

So what's the catch??

Well, if you're looking for someone with an impressive editing resume, I don't have one (yet!) I don't have a fancy English degree. I've never worked for a publisher. But I know what a gerund is and how to diagram a sentence and how and when to use the subjunctive tense. I have a doctorate, and I've written/proofread about a million academic papers. <--That right there is what is known as "hyperbole". But I'm sure you already knew that, you awesome writer, you!

I'm also strictly focusing on grammar and spelling. I won't be going through and looking for plot holes or giving world-building suggestions or changing any dialogue. If that's something you'd like me to do, though, then of course we can talk about it and negotiate a fair price!

Sound good? If so, click here to submit your manuscript! Please don't forget to include the word count in your description. Files can be in either Pages or Microsoft Word format (I use both.)

Thank you for trusting me with your work! I promise to treat it with all the care and respect that it deserves. I also guarantee that NO EYES other than mine will see the document that you submit. Any corrections will be tracked so you can see exactly what has been changed. You, of course, reserve the right to accept or refuse any of them.

I can't wait to read your amazing manuscript!!

-Marissa D