Editing Services

Who I Am As an Editor

I am a U.S. editor, and I use the Chicago Manual of Style.

I have many years experience as a writer, editor, and critiquer, and currently write back-cover blurbs for Limitless Publishing. I’ve edited and critiqued pretty  much every genre, except for picture books, chapter books, and spiritual books. I write adult, new adult, and YA age categories; my currently published books are in the contemporary, romantic suspense, and magical realism genres, but I have also written fantasy, humor, mystery, and memoir.

I have myself written five successful queries, which have all garnered multiple full manuscript requests. I’ve written dozens of successful Twitter pitches. I’ve judged and critiqued in Query Combat, Son of a Pitch, and have been a mentor in Nightmare on Query Street. I also have many satisfied and successful editing clients. I provide references upon request.

Most of all, I love my job! Editing is fun, and I love getting a chance to read your stories.

I provide a full range of editing services:

Full Manuscript Packages
Substantive Editing
This editing package includes a full manuscript review with in-line notes and an editorial letter with my observations and critiques with regard to plot, pacing, structure, character development, and world-building. I may do minor line edits and proofreading, but will not concentrate on them.

Fee: $0.003 per word. Includes a free query critique.

Line Editing/Proofreading
This editing package includes everything a substantive edit includes (a full manuscript review with in-line notes; an editorial letter with my overall observations and critiques with regard to plot, pacing, structure, character development and world-building) PLUS line editing and proofreading.

Fee: $0.005/word. Includes free query critique.

Query Critique
I will critique your query, make edits, and give suggestions on how you might improve it.

Fee: $15. Includes free re-review after you have implemented any changes.

Synopsis Critique
I will critique your synopsis, make edits, and give suggestions on how you might improve it.

Fee: $15. Includes free re-review after you have implemented any changes.

Twitter Pitch Review/Crafting
I will look over your Twitter pitch, logline, or elevator pitch and give critiques and suggestions.

Fee: $35. THIS ALSO INCLUDES A QUERY CRITIQUE AND SYNOPSIS CRITIQUE since I will need to see them in order to help with the pitches. If you don’t want these critiques, I will do the Twitter pitches only for $15. Includes free re-review after you have implemented any changes.

PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA THE FORM OR AT elizabethroderick@att.net FOR MORE INFO, REFERENCES, SCHEDULING, OR FOR YOUR FREE TWO-PAGE MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

Author of gritty fiction|Freelance Editor