My name is Rebekah, and I would love to edit your project. Read more about me here.
I specialize in book-length works in the following categories:
But I can also edit other works of at least 1,000 words:
Fiction and nonfiction books of most genres
Articles and blogs
Poetry and songs
Memoirs and essays
Academic papers (APA or MLA)
Other (it doesn't hurt to ask!)
After you explore the information below, scroll down and send a request using the form. I look forward to working with you!
For most projects*, our first step will be a
Some authors use this valuable bit of insight alone as an opportunity for a professional beta reading. Within seven days, I will give a report of my overall impression of your work and I will suggest an editing level.
The rate for a Manuscript Evaluation is $250, but that amount will be deducted from any other services we agree upon.
Story Coaching/Developmental Editing to Proofreading
$0.03 per word**
Give me your completely unpolished draft with plot holes and inconsistencies. Let’s be partners. By the time we are done, it’ll be shimmering. We’ll start with the big picture and work our way down to minor typos. This will include as many editing passes as you need and emails for times you get stuck. It will take a lot of work and revising for both of us. Trust me, it'll be worth it.
Copy/Line Edit to Proofreading
$0.02 per word**
If you’re confident about the story but would like for me to make sure everything makes sense from a grammatical standpoint, let’s be buddies. You’ll revise and then we’ll polish everything again.
Friend with a Red Pen
$0.01 per word**
You’re about to publish, but could use one last set of eyes to check for typos and minor errors. I’ll get out my virtual red pen and take a look.
Free with Manuscript Evaluation
Because I specialize in Christian books, I also want to analyze your book from a Christian worldview. I have experience answering theological questions and discipling people through damaging beliefs. It is important that a Christian book actually speak Christian truth, regardless of whether it is fiction. I’ll do this for free, automatically, with your initial manuscript evaluation unless you explicitly ask me not to. Take a look at our Statement of Faith for an overview of what I'll be looking for.
Services I DO NOT offer
Ghostwriting. I will offer suggestions and give direction, but your book should be in your voice. I will likely help you reword unclear sentences, but I will not write or rewrite significant portions of your manuscript.
“Sensitivity” Reading. If you came here from Editors of Color, it is because I am indeed a woman of color. But for various personal and professional reasons, I do not offer this kind of reading. However, if you ask me specific questions during developmental editing, I may answer them if I feel it will benefit your book.
Services for some genres, including Erotica. I am a Christian above all else. But no, I will not blush over a mild to moderate amount of "content" of any kind. Even God's word contains "adult" material. However, if a book is primarily written with that content as a cornerstone, there is likely a more qualified editor out there for you. It does not hurt to ask, and I will not judge you. If my convictions will not allow me to work with your manuscript, I will refer you to a wealth of other editors who can.
* A Manuscript Evaluation is not required for works of less than 10,000 words, but a 25% deposit will apply for services.
**Word count is based on a screenshot of the original, unedited manuscript.
Rates are set at or below median industry standards (https://www.the-efa.org/rates/)