Are you looking for an affordable editor with quick turn-around? You're in the right place! I have worked as an editor for an independent publishing company before taking over content management and PR for a tech company. I still like to offer my freelance services to authors because I love editing and working with aspiring authors.
I know editing can be a big investment for authors. That is why I want to make my freelance editing rates affordable, and create a plan that can work for any author! Do you want just a specific type of edit? I am always willing to work out a custom rate to fit specific needs of authors.
All rates are dependent on page length and type of work required. Contact me now for a free estimate.
This is heavy editing that helps correct and build the plot, further develop characters, help with fact-checking, setting development, and suggest other improvements to the manuscript. I will also help with formatting, copyediting, and proofreading.
Developmental editing will typically involve three edits: An initial intensive chapter-by-chapter edit, a second line edit to check all changes and perfect the manuscript flow, and a third proofreading edit to finalize the manuscript for publication.
Copyediting / Line Edit
This editing will help with sentence structure and grammar, check for inconsistencies in the formatting, and will include a full proofread. I will go line-by-line to check for the flow of each sentence, suggest changes to structure and word choice, as well as note any inconsistencies throughout the manuscript. I will also check how comprehensive and concise each sentence is, identify habit words and suggest alternatives, and look for other mechanic issues.
This edit is a thorough scan for any grammar or spelling errors in the manuscript. Book formatting for some self-publishing platforms is optional.
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"Lindsey was great and more importantly effective and precise to work with. During my final edit, she found mistakes that I had apparently become blind towards seeing and pointed out various issues. She polished up the manuscript like a wizard and formatted it perfectly for Kindle and CreateSpace. She was friendly, pleasant and professional to work with. I appreciate that she took the time to do a great job, and went above and beyond what was asked of her and kept me updated along the way. She really helped me bring my Debut Novel to life, and I am happy our paths crossed."
- Jaq. C. Reed, The Ungoverned
"Lindsey has done a fantastic job. She helped me take a good novel and make it great. Thanks for helping me make this book AWESOME!"
- Lloyd D. Frazier, Courage
"A special thanks to my editor, Lindsey Winsemius, who refreshingly viewed her task as an active partnership between editor and author. Lindsey's helpful comments and suggestions were always accompanied by welcomed encouragement and sprinkled with subtle humor and more understanding than I could have ever imagined."
- Gordon R. Dragt, One Foot Planted in the Center