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You’ve done it. You’ve got a book! Congratulations! And now that you’ve read it a million times it’s time for a fresh set of eyes. That’s where we come in! We have some pretty fresh eyes ready to read your story. First, let’s figure out what type of editing is best for you. We also offer story consults!

Story Consult (Editorial Assessment)
Talk through your story idea with Xanna. Start laying the groundwork of your world and plot over a voice call. In the time you slot you’ll work through your story idea, structure, character motivations, worldbuilding, and whatever else you need.

Developmental Edit
The developmental edit takes a look at your story as a whole. From plot and characters, to story arcs and structure, setting and style. This edit is the first stage of professional editing and gets you ready for copyedits.

Copyedit
Think of this edit as fine-tuning your book. Going line by like and addressing grammatical and punctuation errors. Also included in this edit is fact-checking, noting anomalies, and typos. The purpose of the copy edit is to check the readability of a book, it won’t go deep into plot and characters like the developmental edit will.

Proofreading
The “let’s double-check that” of editing. This is when we make sure that all the t’s have been dotted and all i’s are crossed. . . wait a minute. Anything that could stick out to a reader will be noted in this stage. At this stage formatting will also be looked at and checked.

Unsure about which type of editing you need, or you’d like to request a sample edit (one to three pages)? Let’s chat about it!

Xanna has worked with several authors across all age categories, from picture books to adult. Her experience working in childcare has given her a sharp eye on material for children. With middle grade and above her proficiency comes from the read of the category and study during her course time at Southern New Hampshire University where she studies English with an focus in Creative Writing–Fiction.
Xanna is not comfortable doing any edits in the following genres:

× Horror
× Erotica

Xanna also retains the right to deny an editing request.  Some reasons for doing so would be:

☼ A full schedule
☼ Uncomfortable with topics written

Pick Your Poison

Developmental Edits

 

Up to 1,500 words
$115.00 Flat

1,500 – 7,500 words
$135.00 Flat

7,500 – 17,500 words
$0.017 per word

17,500 – 50,000 words
$0.016 per word

50,000 – 120,000 words
$0.015 per word

120,000 – 240,000 words
$0.014 per word

Copy Edits

 

Up to 1,500 words
$90 Flat

500 – 7,500 words
$115.00 Flat

7,500 – 17,500 words
$0.0155 per word

17,500 – 50,000 words
$0.0145 per word

50,000 – 120,000 words
$0.0135 per word

120,000 – 240,000 words
$0.0125 per word

Proofreading

 

Up to 1,500 words
$85.00 Flat

1,500 – 7,500 words
$110.00 Flat

7,500 – 17,500 words
$0.014 per word

17,500 – 50,000 words
$0.013 per word

50,000 – 120,000 words
$0.012 per word

120,000 – 240,000 words
$0.011 per word

Combos

 

Wanting to combine multiple rounds of editing? Great, let’s chat about that! Bundling up saves you money and time in the long run. 

Story Consult

 

Starts at $45 an hour with the option to add an additional half hour for $15.