Services

The relationship between editor and author is uniquely personal.  As such, I offer a sample 1,000-word edit at no charge so that we can determine if we are a good fit for each other.  All editorial work will be done in MS Word using the review & comment functions to offer suggestions for corrections and improvements.  I will not correct your manuscript unless requested.

Novel Services

Include but are not limited to:

Detailed Beta-reading

  • This service is for someone who has a very limited budget but still wants an expert opinion to critique their manuscript
  • A detailed reading of the manuscript with comments of what worked and didn’t work for me in your novel.
  • $20/hour USD*

Developmental & Structural Editing

  • Analysis of plot, characterization, themes, tone, pacing
  • Review of novel and chapter structure
  • Suggestions for story improvement and flow
  • Consistency in style and voice
  • 2 passes – one initial manuscript review and one review of re-writes
  • Feedback to be provided via comments in the manuscript, an editorial letter, and a plot beat sheet with suggestions for improvements
  • Basic stylistic analysis to identify major style issues including:
    • Filter words
    • Infodumps
    • Active vs passive voice
    • Repetition
    • Grammar and spelling
    • Awkward phrasing
    • Review of unnecessary modifiers and phrases
    • Consistency in names, physical features of characters
    • Verification of factual details
    • Confirmation of scene choreography with a special focus on physical scenes indicating movement
    • Please note the stylistic analysis does not replace copy or line editing but it will assist you in identifying your most common style issues
  • $40/hour USD*

Resume and Cover Letter Services

  • Formatting
  • Active language
  • Brevity with detail
  • Grammar
  • Consultation to highlight your achievements
  • Tone

*Please contact me at grayplumeediting@gmail.com for a quote.  An hourly word count will be determined after a sample edit.