editing

Writers tend to do the majority of their work on their own.  When partnered with a skilled editor, a writer has the opportunity to view his work through somebody else’s eyes, to understand how effectively she is communicating with her audience, and to recognize the slight errors that creep in unnoticed.

services

Kelly is available to offer a variety of editing services to writers who are seeking feedback, advice, or merely a polished finished product.  Here are some of the types of projects she has worked on in the past:

  • ghostwriting a manuscript based on another person’s notes, handouts, or interviews
  • editing Ph.D. dissertations
  • editing scholarly articles
  • providing feedback on novels, plays, screen plays, or short stories
  • consultation on project topic, research, and organization

cost

Kelly is happy to consult with you free of charge.  If you wish her to work with you on your manuscript, she will ask compensation for her time.  Generally speaking, she charges $30 per hour and breaks down her services into the following tiers:

Proofreading
20 page, double spaced manuscript takes approximately two hours.
She will read your manuscript to check for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as any inconsistencies.  Your manuscript will be print ready after proofreading.

Sentence and Organizational Editing
20 page, double spaced manuscript takes approximately four hours.
She will read your manuscript and make suggestions on how to organize your paragraphs in such a way that your ideas are clear and easy to follow.  Also, she will make suggestions on how to reword sentences that are confusing, unclear, or repetitive.

Content Editing
20 page, double spaced manuscript takes approximately six to eight hours.
She will read your manuscript and give you suggestions on how to develop ideas that are too brief or unclear.  She may also suggest additional topics you could add to your content.  Throughout this process, she will need to research your topic in order to understand it more fully and possibly compose sentences or additional material.

Ghost Writing or Project Consultation
This service can be negotiated at a flat rate depending on the size and scope of the project.