Editing

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Once upon a time, on a typewriter long, long, ago, Edward Bulwar-Lytton wrote, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This is one of the most famous examples of “purple prose”and heralded as one of the worst novel openings in history. As an editor, it’s my job to keep you, the author, from making such errors.

Self-publishing is a great way to get your story out into the hands of your readers. But it means that a lot of authors are left without the service of a traditional publishing house editor. And no matter from where you are publishing your work, editing is a crucial step in the publishing process.

I love helping other writers make their manuscripts better. I want to see you succeed in your writing! I’ve been a professional editor for over four years, with experience in memoirs, Christian studies, and all genres of fiction.

I’d love to be able to work with you. Below are the different types of editing services I offer.

Copy Editing

  • Punctuation
  •  Spelling
  • Typos
  • Incorrect/confusing word choice
  • Sentence structure
  • *No developmental suggestions offered

Conceptual Editing

  • Copy editing as listed above
  • Character development
  •  Story arc
  • Dialogue
  • Transitions
  • Themes
  • Author voice

 

I can edit in either Word or on Google docs using their different editing options. I do three rounds of editing for each manuscript: the first an in-depth look at the issues listed above, the second to see how they have been implemented by the author, the final to ensure that all issues are cleared and the author is happy with the finished product.

Please contact me using the form here for more info and pricing.

9 Comments

9 Responses to Editing

  1. […] for an editor, I happen to know a fabulous freelance editor who is available. Jessie Sanders from Stormy Night Publishing is a very talented editor with experience in small press and self-publishing. Maybe she’ll be […]

  2. Alice says:

    Hi, I was just wondering what your fees are for your editing services?

    • Alice, my fees depend on the size of your manuscript and type of editing you’re wanting. If you’d like to send me some more details through my contact page, I’d be happy to start a convo with you.

  3. Dorcas Nauhn says:

    How much will it cost to edit a 311 page book?

  4. Curious about the fees you charge to edit a book.

  5. Shellie Berg says:

    My novel is approximately 40,000 words. Would you be able to give me an estimate on editing costs? Thanks!

  6. […] TO DONE I CAN FEEL IT MELTING ON MY TONGUE Y’ALL. Just yesterday evening, I sent it over to editor extraordinaire Jessie Sanders, that she might give my final major edits a final […]

  7. Connie Sanders says:

    I have a poem I want to register as a book complete with hand drawn art. I spoke to a publishing company who said it would have to be at least 25 pages and lots of fill-in stuff to make up the pages. They said it would be more in the lines of a child’s book. I wrote the poem in 2009 and have since asked for help in illustration but have not had much cooperation.
    The other thing is I have a book on the inside of me that will be very controversial and I have no concept of to whom I would ask about publishing it. I had thought from the books I read from Stormy Night Publications before reading the information on them, that they would be the perfect company.
    So I guess Ms. Sanders of whom we share the same last name, I am not sure of what I am asking. I just know these two books have to be publications in the near future. They are needed by a fair amount of people who have chosen to ignore what is on the inside that is far greater than what is on the outside. Yours Truly, Connie Sanders BTW: I will need your help. The poem has been critiqued by a Pastor who felt the ending was not correct but it is correct. It is to each reader that it calls for them to place the words in the blanks from their own past experiences.

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