Services Offered and Rates

These reasonable rates have been set considering current industry price charts and my experience, expertise, and track record (see the Professional Recommendations and Author Testimonials tabs).

Line and copyediting: Usually offered in combination, which can save a client money, I:

  • work to eliminate any awkward phrasing, tighten writing, ensure precise word choices, and achieve excellence in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • address timeline, point of view (POV), and staging inconsistencies for both fiction and nonfiction that features story, as well as any issues created when dots don't connect or gaps have formed. 
  • adhere to standard industry and any in-house style guides.
 Rate: $45.00/hour 

Substantive / macro / developmental editing: With a developmental edit, I:
  • generate a detailed editorial letter assessing overall structure and organization and clearly outlining what I think works, what I think can be improved, and ideas for how to make improvements. With this level of edit for fiction, an assessment of character development, for instance, is included.
  • make helpful notations in the manuscript file.
  • answer questions to further ensure clarity for actionable suggestions.
Rate: $50.00/hour or a negotiated flat fee
(If you want suggested changes then crafted for you, the rate is $65.00/hour. This rate may be adjusted if locating source material is involved.)

Writing: In writing, I:
  • put ideas and information into readable, accessible form for the client's chosen target audience.
  • write to space and word count requirements without losing the essence of the message or the voice of the author or organization. 
    Rate: $75.00/hour
    (This rate may be adjusted if locating source material is involved. See the Professional Writing tab above for more information.) 

    The scope, process, rate, and payment method for each project are mutually agreed upon 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 Editorial Services.

    My standard reference materials are the latest editions of The Chicago Manual of Style (17th) and Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th). I also use The Christian Writer's Manual of Style (4th edition) and, of course, publishers' specific style guides.





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      Hope After Church Hurt by Joe Dobbins (Chosen Books - June 2024)

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      Dream Brave by Wai Jia Tam (Chosen Books - January 2024)