My name is Heather Turner and I am a freelance editor.
Professional editing is a lucrative business. In fact, at the drop of a Google search, you can find any number of editors to go through your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb, charging somewhere between $0.008 / word up to $0.05 / word for line, copy, or developmental editing. For those who are not math-inclined, that means $640 to $4,000 for one 80,000-word manuscript.
I offer reasonable rates for reasonable people. My clients are authors who can’t afford exorbitantly priced “professional editing,” but still have great stories to tell. I offer the humble service of proofreading (not line editing, copy editing, or developmental editing). That isn’t to say that I won’t look for ways to improve your paragraphs, clarify your story, or make your manuscript fit a consistent and intelligible style–quite the contrary.
For the sake of clarity, let me define my service of proofreading: I will study your manuscript for style, consistency, and especially grammatical errors. Sometimes I will make comments about the flow of the plot. Sometimes I will point out how many times your characters took the same emotive action. But I will always be ruthless about commas.
If you’re interested, please submit your manuscript for proofreading.
Thanks for visiting!