Author Allison Ramirez, here to offer faithful, affordable editing services for fellow Christian authors both of fiction and nonfiction! :) I'd love to work with you to bring your book to life!
If interested in talking more, please email me at email@example.com.
-Sample edit available upon request of up to 5k words.
-I use the Chicago Style guide unless otherwise requested
-I ask each author to fill out a contract noting the specific editing service, word count, deadlines, etc. for the protection of both you and me and so that we are both on the same page. :)
-Payments are made in full upon completion of the editing project via paypal, zelle, or venmo.
X Developmental editing - Includes two rounds of edits if desired!
.006 cents/word (i.e., .006 x 50,000k = $300)
Looking for feedback regarding the content of your story: i.e. plot points, setting, dialogue, character development, etc. then this is the edit for you.
NOTE: If looking to save money in your publishing process, I would recommend prioritizing a professional copyedit over all else and utilizing several rounds of beta readers for feedback on the story content.
COPY EDITING NOT CURRRENTLY OFFERED
X Copy editing - Includes two rounds of edits if desired!
.oo4 cents/word (i.e., .oo4 x 50,000k= $200)
This 'heavy' mechanical edit will address grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other factual errors down to the sentence level.
NOTE: Though this is a copyedit service, in order to help authors as best I can, I do make it a point to comment on any potential concerns I see development-wise in the margins of the manuscript.
X Line editing - Includes two rounds of edits if desired!
.oo4 cents/word (i.e., .oo4 x 50,000k= $200) This 'heavy' stylistic edit will address word choice, tone, sentence structure, author voice, flow, consistency, and other stylistic errors down to the sentence level.
NOTE: While this edit is not specifically correcting mechanical errors such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation, I will correct any of these errors that I do see, as well as point out any developmental concerns.
X Proofreading - Includes two rounds of edits if desired!
.002 cents/word (i.e., .002 x 50,000k = $100)
This the final, largely typographical edit on your near-finalized book. At this point, your book should be fully formatted with the substantial, formal copyedits out of the way. I would be a final set of eyes reading through and correcting any missed spelling or grammar errors as well as checking for any factual or formatting inconsistencies.
NOTE: If looking to save money in your publishing process, I would recommend prioritizing a professional copyedit over all else, and then utilize a set of trusted friends/family members to be your final proofreading eyes at the end of the process before publication.
X Formatting - NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED
Cover Designer recommendations:
While I am not a cover designer myself, I would recommend the following designers all of which charge $250-$350 per cover: Mandi Lynn (worked with personally; fiction genres), Aero Gallerie (aerogallerie.com; all genres), Kelsey Gietl (kelseygietl.com; historical, contemporary, romance genres), James Hrkach (fullquiverpublishing.com; all genres)
I have a B.A. in English, emphasis in creative writing. I also have a course certificate of completion from Proofreading academy (now Knowadays).To date, I have edited over 15 books (both fiction and non-fiction) for both publishers (Leonine, Full Quiver Publishing, Xulon, and Chrism) and individual authors.