Line / Copy Editing (in combination)
In both fiction and nonfiction, I perform a minimum of two, thorough line-by-line reads to achieve readable flow and consistent style; address inconsistencies (such as in timeline, staging, character and place descriptions, and point of view in both novels and nonfiction story illustrations); make spelling and grammar corrections; and suggest word choice and other changes to ensure clarity. I also provide a book-specific style guide and, with novels, timeline and continuity documentation. My rate is $38.50/hour, depending on the project, or a negotiated flat fee.
Not sure what level of editing you need? Check out this explanation for books, but the content applies to any kind of writing project.
I put your ideas or story into well-crafted words and an accessible, readable flow. My current rate is $60/hour, depending on the project, or a negotiated flat fee.
If you represent a nonprofit organization, please ask about a discounted rate.
The scope, process, and cost for each project are mutually agreed upon by the client and Bloom in Words before work begins. Scope and cost evaluation are based on the complexity, form, and type of sample original copy, and, in some cases, sample editing of that copy. Process is based on the comfort level of both the client and Bloom in Words.
The latest editions of The Chicago Manual of Style (17th) and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th) are my standard reference materials. I also use The Christian Writer's Manual of Style (4th edition), and, of course, publishers' specific style guides.
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