Writing and Editing Services

Words matter

Done right, words are more than just a means of communication. Effective language helps you share your story, attract readers and customers, connect with your audience, and raise the profile of your business and your talent.

My services cover a wide range of creative work, including book manuscripts (nonfiction and fiction), websites, articles, newsletters, and more.

Please click each service name for more detailed information. All services include a complimentary 30-minute telephone consultation before project kick-off. Questions? Contact me at any time. And don’t forget to check out the Fine Print (aka basic terms and conditions) on all projects, below.

Manuscript Editorial Services — including ghostwriting, and all levels of editing for nonfiction and fiction manuscripts
Copywriting and Editing for Business — websites, articles, newsletters, and other marketing materials

The Fine Print

Below are a few guidelines designed to make us all happy. At the end of the day, I want to deliver a final project that exceeds your wildest expectations. In fairness to your needs and my other client obligations, all projects carry a minimum advance notice of deadline:

  • Proofreading for projects up to 100 pages: 48 hours
  • Copyediting for projects up to 100 pages, writing for articles or newsletters or smaller website projects (no ghostwriting), manuscript evaluation and critique: one week
  • Writing a full website from scratch, copyediting for manuscripts >100 pages: two weeks
  • Developmental/concept edit of manuscripts >100 pages: four weeks
  • Ghostwriting: specified in contract

Projects received less than the minimum advance notice incur a rush fee of 30% per project, and need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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One-third to one-half the project fee is due before work begins, depending on the scope of the project, with the remainder due upon completion. Projects cannot proceed without deposit. Dates for delivery of pieces, interval payments, and revision schedules based on your feedback, will be outlined in our agreement before project kick-off.

Cancellation fees apply. Please note that projects cancelled after work is completed are payable in full.

As always, please reach out to me with any of your questions or concerns. Let’s put your best words forward.

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