develop ~ edit ~ proof
specializing in editing stories with LGBTQ+ characters, same-sex attraction, and contemporary romance.
I will help you:
- Maintain your unique voice.
- Sort out the comma drama. Should it be here? Should I delete it? Comma confusion is not unusual. Sometimes the answer is it depends.
- Reveal those hard-to-find missing words, misused words, overused words, and frustrating homonyms.
- Address pacing, overwriting, continuity, and timeline issues.
- Perform a “Listen Edit” on all copy edits to help with readability.
- Untangle the confusion of the Chicago Manual of Style.
How deep do you want to go?
Deep & Technical
The Content Edit is a deeper look at your story’s content, structure, and theme. I’ll address plot holes, overwriting, pacing, flow, clarity, and style. I’ll ensure voice is maintained, characters remain unique, and the overall story arc and character development are relatable and believable. I’ll focus on dialogue flow while hunting down those pesky tense changes, point-of-view slips, and concepts that detract from the story. I’ll make specific suggestions throughout your manuscript to strengthen your writing.
The story will then be sent back to you to address the suggestions before you send it back for round two, hence the nickname, The Double Bubble.
On the Copy Edit, I will address technical issues and ensure consistency. Attention will be focused on grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, vocabulary, as well as sentence and paragraph structure. The Chicago Manual of Style will be my style guide unless otherwise stated.
$7.00 per 1,000 words*
A Deeper Look
The Content Edit is substantive. It’s a deep look at your story’s content, structure, and theme. I’ll address plot holes, overwriting, pacing, flow, clarity, and style. Any discrepancies in plot, voice, or characterizations will be addressed.
I’ll ensure the overall story arc and characters are relatable and believable. I’ll focus on dialogue flow while hunting down those pesky tense changes, point-of-view slips, and concepts that detract from the story.
$5.00 per 1,000 Words*
The Technical Side
On a Copy Edit or line edit, I’ll address technical mistakes. Attention will be on grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, as well as sentence and paragraph structure. I’ll use a balanced approach between your writing style and writing conventions, and I promise not to change your narrator’s voice.
The Chicago Manual of Style will be my style guide unless otherwise stated and it’s important for me to know where your story is set so I can use the appropriate dictionary and grammar conventions. I’m American, however, most of my editing work has actually been on stories written by British and Australian authors.
I will point out tense changes, point-of-view slips, pronoun confusion, flow issues, meter, missed words, overused words/phrases, and those pesky homonyms. I’ll also check consistency. After you’ve made all your changes, I’ll do a spot check on any additions.
$4.00 per 1,000 words*
The Big Picture
Developmental edits are an in-depth look at your story, a step back to study the foundation of your story. Developmental edits are subjective. Through the lens of the hero’s journey, I’ll make sure you have a strong hook, each beat is hit, and that the turning points lead to a strong climax. I’ll also ensure your story meets genre conventions, it contains those scenes romance readers crave, and that each scene has a value shift to help keep the reader engaged.
Technical edits will not be addressed unless there is a global issue that should be addressed. I may link you to a resource so you can fix any issues that get in the way of the story, however.
Most feedback will be given in the form of comments in the manuscript and through global notes. This will be a back and forth process as well, with more discussion and notes you can take back to help improve your manuscript.
$10.00 per 1,000 words*
The Final Touch-up
Proofreading is done at a similar pace that your readers will go through your work. This is not an edit, but a touch-up. I will address sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, style consistency, numbers, and preformatting* so your manuscript is ready for formatting.
Please let me know of any preferences on formatting before I get started. If you format with Vellum, I can preformat your manuscript for easier uploading.
$2.00 per 1,000 words*
I offer ebook and print formatting to people who use my editing services. I format with Vellum, and not everyone has access to this amazing tool. When I edit, I can pre-format the book and will mark all the special texts needed, so just let me know ahead of time if you’d like me to format so I can take a few extra steps while editing.
$35 Ebook Only*
$45 Print Only
$65 Ebook & Print
Where to Start
- Decide on the depth of edit you’d like.
- Check out availability on my calendar.
- If this is the first time working together, email me a sample. Read The Fine Print below.
- Reserve a spot.
- Fill out my Intake Form.
- Polish your words.
- Format your manuscript for editing.
- Send all files to me so I can get to work.
The Fine Print
If this the first time I’ve edited for you, I’ll edit 500 words for free to ensure we work well together. My cost estimate is based on your sample, so send me a section of your manuscript that is in need of work and indicative of your editing needs.
I accept payment via PayPal or Stripe, and 50% payment is required before starting.
Prices are based on the highest word count. If words are added between a content and copy edit, the charge will be based on the higher word count.
* Additional charges may apply for manuscripts that require extra time and attention. I will contact you if this is the case and give you the opportunity to revise a bit more before I tackle your edits.
*All prices are shown in USD.
Availability & Sign Up
Do you prefer a few weeks between Content Edits and Copy Edits,
or would you rather work straight through from start to finish?
Claim two spots for the Content & Copy Edit and one for Copy Edits & Proofreads.
After your job is scheduled, make sure you fill out my Intake Form.
For easy access for returning customers, these resources are available on the header and footer.
I’ve used Boho Edits for my editing services since 2015, and I highly recommend Posy. Not only is her work thorough and all-inclusive, but she’s always on time, communicates openly about her scheduling, and her comments and suggestions are well-researched and encouraging. Posy works with the author to make a manuscript the best it can be, and I’m proud to have her name in my books.
Professional, courteous, and thorough, Boho Edits is a pleasure to work with. I know my story is in safe hands.