I've been editing manuscripts, queries, and papers since graduating college in 2014. I have a Master's in English, who's worked with small publishing houses and independent authors. I am a published author myself, with a history of happy clients.
Editing Types I Provide:
* Copy Editing (grammar, spelling, and punctuation.)
*Line Editing (word choice, tense, and passive voice.)
* Content Editing (flow, genre requirements, structure, and characterization.)
Types of Work I Accept:
* Manuscript/Full Length Novel (40k +)
* Fiction - all genres
* Short Story (under 40k)
* Fiction - all genres
* School Papers/Dissertations
Let me read your work!
- Pitch - $10
- Query Letter / Synopsis - $25
- Query & Synopsis Package - $40
- First 3 Chapters Package - $60
- Agent Package (Query, Synopsis, 1st Chapter) - $75
- Picture Book - $25-80
- Short Story (up to 40k) - $25-250
- Entire Manuscript (above 40k) - .004-.006 cents per word
- Screenplay: $2-4 per page
* Prices depend on editing type(s).
* Payments must be made up front.
* Payments are non-refundable.
* Will consider payment plans. Just ask!
Work will be edited in the order it is received. I have the right to decline any work I don't feel comfortable reading.
Turnaround time depends on word count and editing type, but is approximately 2-6 weeks for manuscripts and 1-3 days for queries, synopsis, short stories, etc.
Interested? Click the 'Contact Me' button to shoot me an email. I'll provide price details, sample edits, and a solid timeline based on needs.
Client Reviews and Referrals
"I hired Kaitlyn to edit my manuscript after getting more than thirty agent rejections. I knew changes were needed, but lacked the objectivity to see what wasn't working. [Her] keen eye for both the details and the big picture helped me see the things that needed improvement, polishing, or just plain deleting. She also saw the parts that shine, and made sure to tell me. Her critiques and suggestions were clear but kind, and her turnaround time -- for a 99,000 word manuscript -- was less than two weeks. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and I will be hiring her again when my next manuscript is ready." - Nancy D.
"I asked Kaitlyn for help on chapters I was stuck on. She was excellent at spotting issues, and her suggested fixes were on point. I cannot recommend her enough!" - Karissa L.
"Book editing is such a crucial component in the craft of writing. Finding a good editor is a task on its own. I thank God for finding Kaitlyn as an editor. She is kind yet strict. Her constructive criticism forges one's skill, but you never feel belittled. Her valuable help enriches the story, making it come to life from the page. It's like she breaths in fresh oxygen to our characters that sometimes we authors can't provide. I can't recommend her services enough." - Art B.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kaitlyn. Her suggestions really helped to clarify sections of my manuscript as well as to correct errors. She completed it in a timely manner and was professional throughout. I would gladly work with her again." - Harmony H.
"Kaitlyn’s editing was fantastic and she was a gem to work with. She was timely, her manuscript notes were helpful and insightful, and her suggested edits were spot on. She really helped me polish my first novel (90k word Western/Romance) and I’m hoping to work with her on the next book in the series. If you're looking for a great editor, definitely check her out!" - Casey B.
"[She] did a fantastic job editing the blurb for my book. She helped streamline it and make it more exciting. Couldn't be happier. I highly recommend her services." - Peter M.