There are a plethora of other editors out there, from scarred veterans dutifully repairing broken sentences to fresh-faced newbies racing through new manuscripts to give general feedback at the end.
I’m neither of those things.
I’ve spent my writing career researching hooks and conflict, flow and pacing. I’ve learned to piece together clumsy sentences and awkward phrasing while examining plot and character development. My focus is on the story and the prose, in that order, specifically for science fiction and fantasy.
Nowhere is it more important to have a tight story than in short fiction. When you’re working with under 8,000 words, there’s no place for an extraneous description of an extravagant dinner; you need to get to the point quickly, build tension, then deliver a satisfying punch at the end that makes your heart race and your mind say “wow.”
The process is simple:
- Send me an email or DM me on Twitter
- We’ll chat and finalize pricing
- Pay 1/2 up front, 1/2 on completion
What Do You Get?
Generally speaking, an editor does a line-edit of your work and provides continuity feedback throughout a work. I’ll do that as well, but I plan on adding a few things, notably:
- Specific feedback on plotting, use of hooks, and characterization
- Detailed suggestions for changes and edits
- Hook rewrites as needed (in comments, not in the manuscript itself)
- Detailed breakdown of pros, cons, and suggested changes, literary and thematic
How Much Does It Cost?
For the near future, I’ll be offering a low introductory rate specifically for short story editing.
Word Count* – Price
1,000-3,000 words – $25
3,001-8,000 words – $50
8,001 and up – Contact me for a custom quote
How Long Will This Last?
I’m not sure, to be honest.
I have limited slots available each week for edits and I’ll fill them up as requests come in. If I get booked out too far, I’ll shut down requests until I work through some of the backlog. If it gets too far ahead too often, I’ll need to evaluate if the promotion will continue.
What Does That Mean For Me?
It means: get in before I run out of spaces!
*Word Count – Calculated using Microsoft Word Word Count tool or alternative program