Editing

I worked with a variety of clients and projects for the past three years. From beta reads to edits, I offered my time in order to build my skill through the best manner possible: experience. I have now edited over a dozen projects in various stages of development and continue to pursue self-education. While my learning is by no means complete, I feel confident I will have something helpful to offer you and your story or assignment as well.
MANUSCRIPTS
  • Early Draft // This includes: one thorough read-through, constructive criticism and praise, with feedback focusing primarily on content and its presentation (plot holes, pacing, character development). I will, however, still correct any errors in grammar or punctuation I find. My goal is for this edit to prompt a substantial new draft of the manuscript, resulting in a stronger and clearer story. It will be ready for the next step in the review process, be it beta readers or an editor.
  • Final Draft // This includes: one thorough read-through, constructive criticism and praise, & feedback on content, style, and grammar. While I cannot guarantee a flawless manuscript or strict adherence to a single style guide, I strive to give honest and encouraging feedback, informing you of the options the formal publishing world presents. My goal is for this manuscript to be worthy of publication once my feedback has been considered.
This costs $1 for every 1,000 words. (A 50,000 word manuscript would cost $50.) I accept payment through PayPal or a check mailed to my address.  New customers may pay once the work is finished to ensure satisfaction. Returning customers are required to pay upon securing my services.


PAPERS + ESSAYS

I have experience editing my own papers throughout high school and a psychology thesis.

I only offer a grammatical edit on all assignments. It is up to you to fact check and know your topic. I will give your paper two thorough read-throughs and help it adhere to the style guide or rubric your teacher has instructed you to follow. Besides grammar, I will also watch for flow, structure, bias, and consistency while striving to maintain your unique voice in your paper. I cannot guarantee a high grade or perfection, but my goal is for your paper to be improved.

There are two options for pricing:

  • Individual // I charge $3 for every 1,000 words. (A 2,000 word paper would cost $6.) This works out to an average of $1.50 per page.
  • Semester // I charge a flat fee of $35 to edit all written assignments within a semester. I'm willing to negotiate this only if you do not think this price would be a discounted rate for your workload.
I accept payment through PayPal or a check mailed to my address. New customers may pay once the work is finished to ensure satisfaction. Returning customers are required to pay upon securing my services.

MANUSCRIPTS

Draft an e-mail to me detailing: your name and the length, genre, & developmental stage of your manuscript. I do not require the manuscript to be Christian, but it must not contain excessive profanity or any explicit content. I reserve the right to stop editing your manuscript at any point if immoral or ungodly content makes me uncomfortable, with a 50% refund.Once I receive your e-mail, we can discuss availability and see if I will be a good fit for you. I look forward to hearing from you!

PAPERS + ESSAYS

Draft an e-mail to me detailing: your name and the length, topic, & due date of your paper. Please also include the style guide or rubric your teacher provides you with so that I can familiarize myself with it and help your assignment adhere to it. I do not require papers to be written from a viewpoint that I myself hold, but please realize that I will be playing devil's advocate particularly on the points of bias and professionalism. Once I receive your e-mail, we can discuss availability and see if I will be a good fit for you. I look forward to hearing from you!
Here's what other clients have said:

"Abi is a diamond in the rough. Her critiques are as uplifting as they are constructive comments that have helped me grow over the years. I can vouch for her personally as well as professionally--and I can't recommend her highly enough!" ~ Jamie Foley, The Sentinel Trilogy 
"Abigayle did a fantastic job beta-ing my manuscript. She was very enthusiastic throughout the whole process and very on top of things. She recognized my weaknesses and helped me correct them all the while maintaining a kind and encouraging attitude towards me and my project. I would highly recommend her as an editor, she went above and beyond what was required and delivered some great reviews for me. I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to her comments on my story and I hope I can work with her again in the future." ~ Emily Mundell, The Sorceress and the Squid
"Abi has been such a tremendous help to me and my story! She's great at catching all the nit-picky details and offering critiques while still keeping true to my writing style. She wasn't afraid to point out the parts that needed work, but also praised the good scenes, which never failed to make my day. I definitely recommend her services to anyone who's looking for a pair of editing eagle eyes." ~ Katie Grace, The Sand Dragon's Song
"Abi is an amazing editor, and she has worked with me on editing two of my books now. Her work is extremely thorough, and she does an excellent job finding everything from grammatical errors, to plot holes and inconsistencies in writing. She also works well with deadlines, which is something I really appreciated! I would highly recommend her as an editor, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future." ~ Jesseca Wheaton, The Silent Blade

4 comments:

  1. Hello Abigayle,
    I have a crochet shop, and I was wondering if you would be willing to purchase something from my shop and review it on your blog. I would be so thrilled if you would. I hope to hear from you soon. :) You can email me using the contact form on the right side of my sidebar on my shop. ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Sorry it took me so long to see this. That's a such a sweet offer and your website looks great. But reviewing products is not something I do on my blog. Thanks anyway :)

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  2. Hey Abigayle!
    I was wondering if you could edit my book? I haven't written much yet, but need to look into lose ends, and Editor was up next. My email is myutmost18@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your interest, Allie! I'll shoot you an e-mail :)

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