Services

Editing: I offer affordable, skilled editing services that span from basic proofreading to structural edits. For longer works, I will provide a free sample edit of the first 10 pages.

Pricing:

  • Rates from $0.005/word; contact me for a specific quote
  • $10 minimum charge for short documents
  • Payment handled via PayPal invoicing, half due up-front and the remainder upon completion

I have experience with the following:

  • Fiction: novellas, full-length novels (multiple genres), picture books
  • Non-fiction: handbooks, academic articles, college admissions essays, job application essays, PhD dissertations (social sciences)

I edit because I enjoy helping writers create products they can view with pride. Contact me about your manuscript and we can discuss details.

Beta Reading: My rate is $1/1,000 words, usually with a two-week turnaround. You will received detailed, in-text comments and a separate page of notes regarding structure, character development, plot and more. I am also always sure to point out what does work as well as any thoughts or emotional reactions I have to elements of the story. I particularly enjoy a back and forth follow-up conversation with the author!

Book Reviews: I will provide an honest book review in exchange for a copy of the book, and will post the review here at The Edifying Word, Goodreads, Amazon, and Twitter. What I love most about doing book reviews by request is the opportunity to read things I may never have found or picked up on my own; therefore, while I am especially interested in picture books, historical fiction, and nonfiction, I will gladly accept any genre (excluding erotica).

Please note that I receive many more requests for review than I can possibly handle; I will do my best to respond to all requests and post reviews in a timely manner.

Submit your request by emailing me at kristin@theedifyingword.com. I look forward to working with you.