I have been a full-time freelance editor and writer for almost ten years. I would love help you get your manuscript in excellent shape, ready for submission to agents and editors, or for self-publishing.
As an established author, I know the hard work it takes to write a book, especially if you have a full-time job. That's why my critiques are thoughtful and honest but always compassionate.
I edit for individuals just starting out, publishers who buy manuscripts, and companies that produce articles.
I edit middle grade, young adult, and new adult novels as well as picture books.
This is the big-time edit. It includes a line edit and a detailed editorial letter. That means I mark my thoughts on the manuscript as I read, noting specific things that work and others that need improvement including: pacing, plot points, dialogue, age-appropriate themes, overall cohesiveness, and more. You’ll also get a detailed editorial letter which goes into even more specifics with the marks I made on your manuscript, and ways I think you can tweak, change, or fix for the better.
Similar to development editing, but without the marks on your manuscript, I will write a detailed editorial letter noting all of the above such as plot, pacing, character development, and suggestions for improvement. If you’re on a tight budget, this is a great way to go.
Copy Editing and Proofreading
After all the work you’ve put into writing your book, the last thing you want is a sloppy manuscript that doesn’t look professional. Before you send it to agents, editors, or your preferred self-publishing site, I can give it a once-over for errors. Typos happen to the best of us, even the basics like your/you’re, than/then/ further/farther, and more.
Copy editing services includes:
Correct spelling and grammatical mistakes
Correct formatting such as indents, font and spacing for an overall clean look
Check for ease of read, and offering suggestions for clarity
My rates are fair and competitive. Contact me for a quote. Please include your word count.
"Taylor comes from the point of view of an experienced children's author, which is an important credential."
"Taylor is simply incredible to work with. I could not be more pleased with how things went with this job. On time. On budget. Excellent communication, professional results. Taylor exceeded all my expectations and I had some pretty high ones. I will 100% be seeking her out for future projects."
"Taylor has an intrinsic ability to tell you if something works or not. She is an expert at evaluating the intricacies of plot, tone, voice and the other delicate processes that make a story successful."
"Taylor's input and edits are invaluable. She is approachable and personable yet conducts herself with professionalism. She is quick with her turn-around time and she wants to be sure that she meets my goals.
"This is one freelancer I would be thrilled to work with again in the future. An excellent writer, but also incredible at spotting plot weaknesses and suggesting fixes that just make the manuscript shine! Excellent communication, adhered to schedule, and was just an absolute joy to work with."