Developmental Editing

I am an experienced developmental editor and am available for hire! I am a multi-published author with an agent. I previously interned for a year at Folio Literary Management. I hold a BA in English from Colby College and a MLitt in English from the University of St. Andrews.  

Price: £250 flat for a manuscript up to 85,000 words. If the manuscript is longer, please contact me about availability and custom quote. 

 

Sensitivity Reading 

If you aren't familiar with the concept of a sensitivity reader, I suggest you check out this excellent website by author Justina Ireland. 

Here are my areas of expertise: 

* Bisexual representation 

* Lesbian representation 

* Disability and mental illness

* Fat representation 

* Polyamorous representation 

When looking for a sensitivity reader, it's important to find someone who shares as many of your character's intersectional marginalisations as possible. I cannot and won't read for manuscripts where the character is outside my lane. I am a bisexual, polyamorous cis woman who has been fat throughout her life. I also have five chronic medical conditions: MS, diabetes, PCOS, major depression and anxiety. I am happy to read for one of these marginalisations or any intersection of them. 

I guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality for you and your project. I have a standard non-disclosure agreement for writer clients, and am happy to work with publisher contracts. I will prepare a detailed report for you in the form of an editorial letter, as well as leave comments in the manuscript. I may also make suggestions for the story. I am not a copyeditor and will not look for technical mistakes. 

 

My prices are as follows:

Up to 50K: £150 or $200

51-90k:  £200 or $250

91k-125k: £250 or $310

125k-150k: £350 or $450

150k+: Why? Please edit.


Please use my contact form to find out my availability. I guarantee turnaround within three weeks. I do not offer a rush service.