Editing

Editing

I provide freelance editing and manuscript development services for short stories, novel excerpts of up to 20,000 words, screenplays and synopses or outlines.

There are two editing services available: feedback and an in-depth edit.

I am open to editing other types of material, or providing different editing services, but please contact me before you order.

Feedback

Who can order feedback?

Feedback is available to all short story and novel writers, screenwriters and all writers producing a synopsis or outline.

Who should order feedback?

This service is recommended for short story writers and novelists in the draft stages of producing a work and for screenwriters at any stage of the process.

What do you get?

Short story writers and novelists get in-text comments and emailed manuscript feedback. Screenwriters and writers of synopses or outlines receive emailed manuscript feedback.

The feedback will vary depending on the needs of your work, but might focus on structure, character, plot, story logic, originality, clarity, dialogue, point-of-view, general prose style and grammar.

What is the purpose of getting feedback?

Feedback will help you develop your work and make you aware of its strengths and weaknesses.

How much does it cost?

Prices start from AUD70.00 for up to 2,000 words (short stories and novel excerpts) or up to 20 pages (screenplays and synopses/outlines).

In-depth edit

Who can order an in-depth edit?

Short story and novel writers can order an in-depth edit. Screenwriters who wish to order an in-depth edit should contact me first.

Who should order an in-depth edit?

This service is appropriate for writers whose work is at an advanced stage—that is, for writers who believe they have completed (or are close to completing) a final draft of their work.

What do you get?

Writers receive line edits, extensive in-text comments and emailed manuscript feedback. An in-depth edit will get your story working on all levels.

In addition to feedback, a manuscript edit will ensure that every line of prose and dialogue is as strong as possible.

What is the purpose of an in-depth edit?

This edit will prepare your story or novel excerpt for submission to competitions, residency programs, publishers or agents.

How much does it cost?

Prices start from AUD90.00 for up to 2,000 words.

NOTE: If I feel that an in-depth edit is inappropriate for your work, I will let you know as soon as possible. You will receive feedback and a refund of the difference in price.

In-depth edit

Who can order an in-depth edit?

Short story and novel writers can order an in-depth edit. Screenwriters who wish to order an in-depth edit should contact me first.

Who should order an in-depth edit?

This service is appropriate for writers whose work is at an advanced stage—that is, for writers who believe they have completed (or are close to completing) a final draft of their work.

What do you get?

Writers receive line edits, extensive in-text comments and emailed manuscript feedback. An in-depth edit will get your story working on all levels.

In addition to feedback, a manuscript edit will ensure that every line of prose and dialogue is as strong as possible.

What is the purpose of an in-depth edit?

This edit will prepare your story or novel excerpt for submission to competitions, residency programs, publishers or agents.

How much does it cost?

Prices start from AUD90.00 for up to 2,000 words.

NOTE: If I feel that an in-depth edit is inappropriate for your work, I will let you know as soon as possible. You will receive feedback and a refund of the difference in price.

Turnaround times

Once you’ve uploaded your manuscript, I will be in contact within 24 hours with an estimate of when I can do the work. Usually, I will provide feedback or an in-depth edit to you within 14 days; however, please note that it can take up to 30 days.

Editing packages

Please contact me if you’re interested in starting to write a short story, novel or screenplay with my help; if you’d like me to edit your entire novel; if you’d like to book in multiple rounds of editing; or if you’d like any other editing service. Discounts may be available.

Testimonials

I’ve edited the work of published authors, screenwriters, journalists, biographers, MFA applicants, podcasters and aspiring writers. If you want to know if I’m the right editor for you, please take a look at what some of them have had to say.