EDITING OPTIONS

I'm pleased to offer a wide range of options for any and all editing needs.
Whether you are looking for proofreading, copy editing, a developmental
edit or a quick look over your query letter, I've designed these options
to suit you. If you would like something customised, please get in touch.
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~ Currently booking for October 2021! See the Contact page to get in touch or view available dates. 

Queries

The Query is one of, if not THE most, important thing to hook agents on your book and generate interest to read on. A kick-ass query makes a great first impression!

  • Query and Synopsis

  • Query, Synopsis and 1st Chapter

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Proofreading

The quality of your proofreading and copyediting prior to publication can make or break a novel, and shows a high level of professionalism for your author brand. 

  • Proofreading

  • Copyediting

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Editing

Having professional feedback on your novel can add distinctive layers to your story, enrich the quality, and make it stand out even more in your genre's market.

  • Reader Reports

  • Developmental Edits

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I'm happy to answer any questions! Please CONTACT ME to ask for sample pages or discuss your project's needs.

Otherwise, please scroll on to read more about the packages I offer.

For all testimonials, please see my 'About' page.

On a tight deadline? Need it in a hurry? I have a Fast Track service! 

Fast Tracked also includes a 'clean' document, meaning in the event you accept all the changes on the edited file, you already have a clean manuscript ready to go.

This is available at an additional $1.25 per 1k words.

QUERY PACKAGES

Query and Synopsis - $35

Completed in 48 hours

With this package, I will critique both your query AND synopsis with complete feedback in Word Tracking, so that you're better armed for entering the querying trenches, knowing your query is the best it can be.

Let's get you an agent! :) 

NOTE: This is not a job where I read your book and / or write a synopsis for you. The synopsis and query must both already be written -- plus it's great practice!

Query, Synopsis and First Chapter - $55

Completed in 72 hours

Sometimes an agent wants a synopsis and the first chapter in your original submission package. Here, I'll cover all three to ensure you're prepared for the querying trenches!

NOTE: This is not a job where I read your book and / or write a synopsis for you. The synopsis and query must both already be written -- plus it's great practice!

QUERY TESTIMONIALS!

“Jade was so encouraging! After receiving conflicting feedback on my query, I over-edited it into a disaster. Jade pointed out everything that needed clarification and gave much-needed direction for how to fix it. I definitely recommend her services!” –

Amber R. Duell, Author of Dream Keeper - Jan 2019 from Parliament House

“Jade has done a few passes on my queries and a developmental edit on my manuscript, and she is a very insightful editor, offering poignant and constructive advice. She is very prompt and thorough with her work, and I found her suggestions very helpful. You won’t be disappointed! :)” –

Kelly Barina, now agented at Metamorphosis Literary!

PROOFREADING

Full Novel Proofread 
$3 per 1,000 words

Times will vary on project length

I proofread anything from full novels to short stories, non-fiction to essays. Proofreads cover grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 

I will typically use Track Changes in Word for this but if you would prefer another medium like Google Docs, please let me know

- $3 per 1000 words (Typical 60k novel = $180)

If you are looking for a more in-depth proofread, Copyediting might be your choice!​

Full Novel Copyedit
$4 per 1,000 words

Times will vary on project length

Copyediting is a more in-depth process than proofreading. This involves not just all the proofreading checks, but as a revision of the text to improve its flow and structure to ensure maximum readability.

I will typically use Track Changes in Word for this but if you would prefer another medium like Google Docs, please let me know

- $4 per 1000 words (Typical 60k novel = $240)

PROOFREAD TESTIMONIALS!

"Jade is a fixer. I had the luck of hiring her to proofread my book, but she did much more than I expected. She highlights nuanced problems in the manuscript that have gone unnoticed by the author and editor. She is professional, quick and friendly. Also, she offers affordable prices for new authors. If you want to publish an error-free book, hire Jade. I highly recommend her."

Yunus Salehi - author of Rise of the Survivors

"I've used Jade's proofreading services on two projects thus far and have another one scheduled to go for next week. I appreciate her thoughtful suggestions and find they have strengthened my stories. Thanks, Jade!"

F.F. John - author of LegionBorn series

EDITING

Full Novel Reader Report 

$2.50 per 1,000 words

4-8 days depending on project length

With a Reader Report, I read your whole novel and provide professional feedback on all aspects of the manuscript, so you can see what is working well and where some improvements can be made.

This report can run up to 5 pages long, sent via word document or PDF of your choice.

This is a perfect option if you're looking to query agents in future and want professional guidance to see if it's working, or if you're in need of a final read-through prior to self-publishing.

- $2.50 per 1000 words (Typical 70k novel = $175)

If you'd like more structural or craft-based feedback, a developmental edit might be for you!


Full Novel Developmental Edit
$5 per 1,000 words

Times will vary on project length

With a full developmental edit, I read your novel twice. The first time, I note my questions, comments and thoughts through Track Changes in Word so you can see my real-time reactions.

 

On the second read, I put together an edit letter of up to 10 pages focusing on character, plot, dialogue, pacing and structure, plus anything else you'd like me to look for in your project. I may also suggest professional techniques to enhance your craft.

I will typically use Track Changes in Word for this but if you would prefer another medium like Google Docs, please let me know!

This is a perfect option if you're not sure whether you've told your novel correctly, or want help in enhancing and deepening a reader's experience.

- $5 per 1000 words (Typical 70k novel = $350)

DEVELOPMENTAL TESTIMONIALS!

"I hired Jade for a developmental edit on my fantasy/mystery novel and loved her so much that I basically decided to hire her out for the rest of the series.

 

Not only does she pinpoint where the story needs tightening up, but she also manages to offer insights on how to bring out characters' personalities that tie in with over-reaching arcs. She juggles plot, character, emotion, and (especially important in fantasy) setting in a manner that helps them come together in a more natural way, and since she's now working on an entire series for me, she's not only offering insight and suggestions for one book but for several books at once. 


On top of all that, she's vocal about what she loves in the stories, which not only boosts the ego, but reminds me to keep doing what I do. 

 

All in all, Jade's a keeper!"

C. Ryan Bymaster - author of Mageworks Mysteries

"I hired Jade to edit my first novel, a paranormal romance. Let me just say, from having no experience with any editors, that I feel so happy to have found her. Jade dove right into my characters' traits and flaws, pointing out inconsistencies and weak points throughout my book. She also provided many positive notes on parts that were really strong. I didn't cringe too much as I read through her suggestions, because they have really made my story pop."

Alijah Sawyer - Author of The Alyx Riddle Chronicles