Editing Services

I love helping other authors polish their manuscripts.

That’s why I offer manuscript assessment and line & copyediting services for fiction and nonfiction authors.

Manuscript Assessment

You’ve edited and polished the first draft of your manuscript and you want to know if it works. Are your characters consistent? Does your plot draw the reader in? Could your prose be tighter? Does your nonfiction book inspire or does the flow of logic need work?

A manuscript assessment gives you the information you need to enhance the strengths of your manuscript and fix the bits that need fixing, before you pay for line & copyediting.


Line & Copyediting

Your book is nearly ready but you know some of your paragraphs and sentences need polishing and your spelling might need fixed up. You may have some repeated words or occasionally jump from one point-of-view to another. Or maybe you’ve written historical fiction and you are not sure if all the words are accurate for that time period.

Line & copyediting looks at the details of your writing on a sentence-by-sentence basis and helps your prose shine.

Mini Assessment

This is a more affordable option than a full Manuscript Assessment. You send me the first 5000 words of your manuscript and I will do a mini manuscript assessment on that section.

This might be all that you need to get you started on self-editing your manuscript.

I charge AUD $180 for this including a 90 minute phone consultation instead of a written report.


Sample Edit

You want someone who can make your prose shine, without editing away your voice, but how do you know if an editor is the right one for you?

It’s hard to do this from a very small sample of writing so I offer a sample line & copyedit edit of 3000 words of your manuscript for AUD $110.

That way you can decide if I’m a good match for your project before you sign me up for the full line & copyedit.


Nikita is bored. She wants me to stop editing and play with her, or make the cat run…