Developmental Editing

Developmental editing looks at the manuscript as a whole and focuses on improving your story's structure, pacing, perspective, narrative style, organization, and loose ends. In this in-depth process, material may be added, removed, or reorganized.

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Line Editing

Line editing focuses on improving sentence structure, checking for consistency, removing clichés or awkward phrasing, and improving clarity and sense of scenes. Kristen's line editing service also includes Kindle e-book formatting free of charge.

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Proofreading is the last step in the editing process, focusing on the grammar, spelling, and punctuation of your manuscript. Proofreading occurs after the developmental and line editing passes to help improve the manuscript of surface errors.

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First Chapter Critique

Does your opening chapter have what it takes to snag the reader? Will your reader be intrigued enough to continue reading? Kristen will critique your first chapter (up to 4,000 words) and point out potential flaws that may hinder your novel's sales and success.

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Manuscript Critique

Does your book have what it takes to make it in today's market? After reading your entire manuscript, Kristen will provide you honest, constructive feedback in the form of a 10-page report addressing your characters, writing quality, pacing, and overall plot.


Methods of Payment

A down payment is required upfront before projects begin. Required full payment upfront for projects under $200. All prices are in USD.

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Most manuscript editing projects require a timeframe of about 3-4 weeks, depending on editor availability and manuscript length. Kristen is usually booked several months in advance; please e-mail Kristen to check current availability.

Prior to all projects, the Editor and the Author will sign a contract, ensuring both parties understand all parts of the agreement. Different contract and payment options are available. See Kristen's guide for more details.

Sample Edits & Rush Options
Please see Kristen's guide for information on sample edits, rush options, and more.

Editor's Report
Every editing service comes with a free Editor's Report, a 1-page letter highlighting the most common issues found during editing, geared toward showing you how to avoid your most common writing mistakes to become a better writer.

Editing Packages
Save money and publish a better book by bundling multiple editing services. Check out available editing packages.

Available Add-Ons
Turn your manuscript into a published book. Learn more about Kristen's add-on services, including blurb writing, query letter writing, and synopsis writing.