Editing Services

tisha martin, editor, proofreader, writer, author, historical fictionSuccess rises and falls by how we value ourselves and our work. As an editor, I value you as the author and your work as a success. You’ve written a book–that’s a huge accomplishment right there! In addition, I believe it’s crucial to develop a good relationship because we’re working as a team to create a masterpiece. I want to make you’re comfortable and confident that your manuscript is in safe hands. Before we get started, we’ll discuss your journey thus far, the current status of your project, and the goals you have set. If you’re still not sure if I’m the right editor for you, I’ll perform a free sample edit of your first three pages (750 words). Contact me today for a free sample edit.silver-pen-membership-badge

I’m a Silver member of the Christian PEN, a division of the Christian Editors Network, founded by Kathy Ide. I have a Freelance Editing Certificate through the PEN Institute, and I’m constantly learning to keep current in the industry.

I serve authors and publishing houses to deliver professionally edited manuscripts. My client base includes New York Times bestselling authors, songwriters, and indie and traditional publishers.

Services/Cost

Critique :: $0.005 (half-a-cent) per word [$40 minimum]

I’ll analyze your chapter or completed manuscript and write a one-page detailed critique highlighting strengths and weaknesses and how you can implement techniques designed to make your manuscript shine. For fiction and essays, I will include specific “cheat” sheets to help you improve your craft.

A critique gives you the best value for the least amount of money.

I’ll read your entire manuscript and then confer with you for one hour about its strengths and weaknesses, ways to improve your writing, and the next steps you need to take to achieve your long-term goals. The conference medium will be your choosing; we can discuss the manuscript via telephone or video chat. Additional conference time can be purchased for $10 per fifteen-minute interval.

Happy note: If after choosing this option, you decide to move forward with further editing, the cost of this service will be applied to the cost of any other service. *Does not include a proofread.

Content Edit (Substantive/Structural)

A content edit includes a detailed evaluation of flow, consistency, pace, and readability. I’ll make revisions directly on the manuscript and clarify and correlate its parts to correct these issues. With this service, I’ll identify structural and organizational problems as well as issues such as plot holes, character development needs, and voice.

This edit focuses on the big picture and isn’t intended to catch errors that will be corrected in a line-by-line edit.

Line-By-Line Copyeditvintage 1940s typewriter smith and corona chicago manual of style garners modern american usage christian writers manual of style fourth edition Tisha Martin author editor

In a line-by-line copyedit, I’ll use my well-loved editing resources (and Merriam-Webster dictionary) to check for spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, clarity, and consistency so you don’t have to.

This is where I dig into the micro details of the manuscript. I’ll analyze every word, punctuation mark, sentence, and paragraph to ensure your manuscript is correct and appropriate. This service is time intensive and the cost often surprises unprepared authors. However, it’s essential to creating a work of excellence. If you’re committed to publishing a work that stands a head above the competition, don’t miss out on a thorough line-by-line copyedit.

Proofread

I’ll review your final manuscript after it has been professionally copyedited and before it’s off to the contest, agent, or publisher. Proofreading is intended to correct errors made during typesetting, formatting, or file conversion of the final document and will identify any serious errors not caught during line-by-line copyediting.

Don’t let your manuscript sit on the hard drive — contact me today so we can make your manuscript shine! Let me know which option you’d prefer.Save