Editing Services

You deserve an editor who luvs your work as much as you do.

An editor is perhaps the most important finishing touch to your book. Hiring one can be a pain in the butt. Trust me, I get it. So, let me tell you a little about what I do and why I love editing. First, understand I in no way want to rewrite your story. It is yours and I get that. Also, understand that there are two sides in my brain when I read a book; a reader who loves a good story, and an editor who loves her red pen. I am a bit old school when it comes to editing as I do not like adverbs and passive sentences. However, I understand that part of the joy of knowing the rules is knowing how and when to break them. That’s the difference between a good story and a great story. Let me help you polish your book with the following services:

Line/Content Editing:

Line/content editing takes a deep look at the content, evaluating word choice, grammar, and story flow. This often involves a little more time because the piece is not as polished. This service is good to use after the author’s edits when the piece needs a more removed point of view. For this service, I offer two read-throughs.

 

Flash Fiction Edit

Entering a contest? I will proofread a piece of flash fiction, up to 2,000 words for free.

I edit fiction and non-fiction books except any using the APA style guide, technical manuals, or pieces involving a high-level of content knowledge. If you are interested, please email me at terri@terriluvsbooks.com. Share a synopsis with me and attach the first five pages of your piece.  This enables us to determine the best way to proceed. If we decide to work together, a 1/3 deposit is required with payment in full upon completion. All word counts are based on my version of MS Word and all documents must be in MS Word.

Prices:

  • Up to 25,000 words $200
  • 25,001- 50,000 words $275
  • 50,001- 75,000 words $300
  • More than 75,000 words Price to be determined

 

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Books I helped edit:

Kim McDougal:

  • Trigger Magic (2017)
  • Shifted Dreams (TBD)

Sherry Rentschler:

  • The Book of Now (2016)
  • Breaking the Glass Slipper (2016)
  • The Gypsy Thorn (2017)
  • Time and Blood (2017)

Yvonne Masson:

  • Lilly Rose (working title, TBD)