When I was editor-searching, cost was important, so I’ll put this here where it’s quick and easy to find!
~As noted throughout, my general pricing is $0.02USD/word**. This is for line, basic developmental, and copy editing and includes two thorough passes. I do offer payment plans, and I accept up to 2k words total as a free sample edit (the first 1k and then 1k from elsewhere in the story).~
**Please note that this price is variable depending on the level of edits required. After reviewing your sample, I will provide a final quote.
Ah, the Sea of Dreaded Editing. Trying to navigate these waters can be overwhelming, confusing, and downright terrifying. Sending your book-baby off to someone else? Someone you may not even know? *shudders and tries not to puke* *winces because that’s kind of gross*
Depending on what stage you’re in, I have a few options…
SO, YOU’VE FINISHED YOUR STORY – UH, NOW WHAT?
Though I specialize in dystopian and fantasy, I’ll bring my all to the table (erm, screen?) no matter the genre. I love character-driven stories with romantic subplots, war/conflict between kingdoms/nations, warriors and princesses and assassins and rebels and political tension and grittiness and real-world issues and ahhhh! *squeals and scares my cats* Twists, secrets, realistic characters, enemies working together, and increasing suspense make me giddy. Villains might be my weakness (don’t tell them; they’ll use it against me). Redemption is my heart.
Even if your story doesn’t fit anywhere into those categories, I’d still love to take a look!
For complete drafts, I offer an overall edit consisting of line, basic developmental, and copy editing. For this, I charge $0.02USD/word regardless (so 50k is $1,000USD). This is for TWO passes ------ the first to make my edits and a second to go back through once you’ve tweaked things to catch any new errors that might weasel their way in. If the changes are extensive and need more attention, I will do a third pass for an additional fee.
I will provide explanations for my edits, suggestions on how to improve/fix issues, penetrating questions to make you dig deeper and work through any plot holes, and pretty much on-demand feedback and availability.
As stated above, payment plans are available. Just ask! I do strongly recommend some reliable, honest beta readers before you get into the editing stage, if at all possible. It makes the process smoother for both of us!
*I’m sorry, but I don’t accept erotica, sexy romance, LGBTQ+-centric, or excessively violent/profane stories. I’m not a good fit for those genres and wouldn’t be able to do what you need. I prefer a content rating of PG-13 or under.
If you have any questions about what I accept/do not accept, please do not hesitate to contact me.
FINISHED DRAFT? HA, YEAH RIGHT. HOW ABOUT A FINISHED CHAPTER…
Maybe you’re still just working on writing your story and can’t tell if it’s, well, working. Critique buddies, while invaluable, can only do so much because, I mean…lives and stuff. Do you need someone to look at all that you have and make sense out of it? Someone to help you find the heart of your story underneath all the words that you’ve erased and rewritten seven times? Someone to just read what you have and tell you honestly if it’s crap or not?
I do chapter-by-chapter editing as well, coming alongside you with in-depth notes to help you finish that draft. (That could be a chant, right? “Finish that draft! Finish that draft!” Yeah, now that’ll be stuck in my head for at least the next ten minutes…) I’ll encourage you, keep you accountable (“Did you write today? No? WELL DO IT OR I WILL SEND MY BAD GUYS AFTER YOU!”), brainstorm with you, and probably fall in love with your characters and try a few times to squish their faces.
Pricing for this is also $0.02USD/word. For a chapter of 3k, that’s $60USD.
FINISHED CHAPTER? I HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED WRITING YET…
What if you just have an idea? Or an outline that you need some feedback on? I can help there too. Rates here will vary a lot, so send me a message and let’s chat about it!
WHAT I PROMISE
No matter which stage you’re in, I will care for your story-baby as my own. That means you and your book aren’t just a job to me ------ you’re part of my passion. Revising and editing are two of my favorite things (is that weird? It feels a little weird). I love taking what is, doing a bit of objective and purposeful tweaking, and voila! ------ it’s better than I ever thought it could be. No detail will be overlooked, I’ll never force my voice on yours, and you will have a virtual cheerleader to see you through the doubts and days where you can’t seem to eke out a paragraph without hating it.
You can expect my own brand of kinda-crazy professionalism, courtesy, honesty, and encouragement. Oh, and some fangirling over your villains, let’s be honest here. (I’ll only try to redeem them a little. Muhaha.) For characters especially, I operate under what we shall dub the Pieces Mantra: love them to pieces, tear them to pieces, cackle over their pieces, and gently piece them back to together (only to probably do it all again later). AKA, full service edit and fangirling. Best of both worlds. *insert song here*
To the best of my abilities, I will walk your story’s path beside you and help make it the best it can be.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU
No editor is a perfect fit for everyone. If you’d like to see how well our styles and visions mesh, please send me a message! I offer a split-section sample edit, so send me the first 1k of the story and 1k from closer to the middle ------ no charge, no strings attached. If you have any questions about the options I offer, just message me!
I had reached out to Angie in a panic. I had a scholarship essay due the next day, and she was more than willing to cooperate with my schedule on such short notice. Within an hour, she had meticulously combed through 1,500 words worth of work, offered suggestions for rewording, and fixed the grammar issues I didn’t even know were there. Because of Angie, I was able to step into the scholarship application with confidence, knowing I wouldn’t have to worry about typos or grammar issues. Thanks, Angie! (And I got the scholarship!)
~ CM Ross
I was so glad to have found Angie as an ARC reader for my debut novel, Heartmender. Her literary expertise and excitement for my story and characters made her a great choice to read through my novel before publication. I will definitely be sending her Book 2 in my series for review!
~ V. Romas Burton
I worked with Angie concerning my debut novel and she is a phenomenal editor! I found her to be very thorough and passionate about keeping the heart of my manuscript and writing style, while being encouraging and insightful. Would definitely work with again and recommend her services to authors!
~ Laura A. Grace