Editing Services

Everything you need to know about the editing process!

Our Heart and Mission

We truly believe what sets us apart in the world of editors is our attention to YOU… the writer. Editing is a scary business. We get it. You are putting yourself out there and getting critiques and changes and your precious manuscript is being nit-picked within an inch of it’s life. We want to make sure that you are taken care of, guided through the process of HOW to implement your edits as well as keeping you at peace and encouraged through the process!

We believe:
~Editing should be fun!
~Feedback should be constructive and encouraging!
~You have what it takes!
~Your individual voice and creativity should be respected in the editing process.
~The editing process should be just as life-giving as the rest of the publishing process!
~Editing isn’t just pages of critique, it’s giving you the tools to make those changes and grow as a writer going forward!

This is why we include a coaching call with your editing service! We want to pray with you over your manuscript, help you work through any confusion, overwhelm, or trouble spots, and equip you with a good solid dose of joy!

What It Includes:

~ One thorough read through of the manuscript while looking for plotting, pacing, motivation, character arcs, plot holes, accuracy etc.

~5+ pages of written notes and edits

~ Actionable help to give you the practical info to fix any issues

~1 hour Zoom call to go over any specific questions and walk you through any problems! This is your time to get help or advice for anything and everything that you need.

Meet the Roster!

VICTORIA LYNN

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Victoria Lynn is a prolific writer with a passion for encouraging other’s to pursue the gift of words that God has given them. With years of publishing experience with her own books, she has also assisted many authors on their own pathways to publishing with editing, cover design, and marketing aficionado. Over the course of her career, she has had her hands in the production of over 50 books from designing covers to formatting and editing and is excited to see that number continue to grow.

She has a huge love for creativity, a respect for individual voice, and has been encouraging authors in their craft through coaching sessions and Instagram dms since the infancy of the bookstagram community.

With experience such as writing for blogs and magazines for over ten years, writing copy for more than a few businesses, and having a stack of published and unpublished works to her name, she has seen her fair share of a keyboard and is excited to make your writing and publishing dreams come true. She has a special love and passion for history and loves using her life-long research to write historical fiction and work with historical authors!

Victoria’s Book Ratings: (This is content levels/guidelines that she is willing to read/critique)

SEXUAL CONTENT: Mild+
CRUDITY: Mild
LANGUAGE: Mild+
DRUG / ALCOHOL / TOBACCO: Mild +
VIOLENCE: Moderate

We use the Book Cave Rating System for our specific guidelines:

Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

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Olivia Lynn Jarmusch is a prolific writer of modern Christian YA. Her heartfelt passion for creating pure and lovely fiction for teen girls can be seen in each of her 9 published works with The Tales of Tarsurella and Regal Hearts. In addition to Secrets of Royalty (an allegorical tale woven into a 30 Day Devotional), her God-given gift for storytelling can be seen in her songwriting, and other creative pursuits. Olivia has built up years of experience within the self-publishing industry, executed marketing strategies, and assisted clients in life-giving coaching sessions.    

With more than fifteen completed novels under her belt, she’s troubleshooted dozens of manuscripts and loves assisting authors with overcoming plot holes and bolstering up the raw materials of a story to become its very best. 

Olivia’s editorial experience running Crown of Beauty Magazine and crafting content for writers on her blog for several years, has served to sharpen her skills and deepen her desire to serve authors along their journey to publishing.  

Livy’s Book Ratings: (This is content levels/guidelines that she is willing to read/critique)

SEXUAL CONTENT: Mild+
CRUDITY: Mild
LANGUAGE: Mild
DRUG / ALCOHOL / TOBACCO: Mild +
VIOLENCE: Mild+

We use the Book Cave Rating System for all of our books.

Allison Tebo

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Allison Tebo is a writer committed to creating magical stories full of larger-than-life characters, a dash of grit, and plenty of laughs. She is the author of the Tales of Ambia, a series of romantic comedy retellings of popular fairy tales and her flash fiction and short stories have been published in Splickety, Spark, Inklings Press, Rogue Blades Entertainment, Pole to Pole Publishing, and Editing Mee.

Allison also writes under the pseudonym Al Thibeaux and co-runs the speculative fiction e-zine Worlds Of Adventure.

Allison graduated with merit from London Art College after studying cartooning and children’s illustration and, when not creating new worlds with words or paint, she enjoys reading, baking, and making lists.

As a developmental editor, Allison is excited to use over fifteen years of studying storytelling with a critique group to help writers refine their manuscripts. She is passionate about helping writers grow in their craft by encouraging them in the pursuit of excellence and God’s glory.

She has specialties in: Deep non-romantic relationships, Bickering couples / friends, Strong story structure, Fight scenes / action sequences, Detailed character arcs and more!

Allison’s Book Ratings: (This is content levels/guidelines that she is willing to read/critique)

SEXUAL CONTENT: Mild
CRUDITY: All Ages
LANGUAGE: Mild
DRUG / ALCOHOL / TOBACCO: Mild +
VIOLENCE: Mild+

We use the Book Cave Rating System for our specific guidelines:

Pricing:

Our Pricing system works on a sliding scale based on the word count of your manuscript. See table below for pricing system. Custom tailored quotes will be provided upon request.

Word CountPrice:
10-35k$200-250
36-55k$330
56-100k$400-600

What Does It Include?

Line editing focuses on creativity and readability at the sentence, paragraph, and scene levels, when you are happy with your story and structure but want to elevate your prose.

Individual needs vary, but I often encounter these issues:

  • overused words
  • awkward phrases
  • unnecessary words and phrases (and sometimes sentences, or even scenes)
  • tense shifts
  • inconsistent narrator/point of view (such as “head hopping”)
  • clunky sentence structure
  • weak transitions
  • passive verbs and sentences
  • bad dialogue tags (maybe overcompensating for weak dialogue)
  • plot inconsistencies

The process of line editing naturally eliminates many grammar and punctuation errors; however, that is not the primary goal. While considering how the message is conveyed, a line editor will not obsess over every comma or hyphen the way a copy editor will. Authors often make changes after line editing as well, so copy editing is recommended for the final draft.

Meet Your Editors!

Micaiah’s Book Ratings: (This is content levels/guidelines that she is willing to edit)

SEXUAL CONTENT: Mild+
CRUDITY: Mild
LANGUAGE: Mild+
DRUG / ALCOHOL / TOBACCO: Mild +
VIOLENCE: Mild+

We use the Book Cave Rating System for our specific guidelines:

Pricing:

Estimated Cost: $5.50 per 1k words

Final pricing will be determined after we work through a sample chapter for you! This gives us the ability to make sure that Line Editing is the right fit and how much editing the manuscript needs! Get in touch with us today to get a sample chapter edited for free to see if it’s the right fit!

What Does It Include?

Copy editing focuses on grammar and style, when you are happy with your final draft and ready to have a professional editor fix US English mechanical errors and style inconsistencies.

Every manuscript is unique, but some mistakes are common:

  • repeated words (such as “the the”) 
  • homophone errors (such as “peak,” “peek,” and “pique”)
  • missing or unnecessary commas
  • extra spaces
  • incorrect word usage (such as “that” versus “which”)
  • inconsistent spelling of words or names (such as “okay,” “ok,” and “OK”)
  • inconsistent style (especially numbers and the serial comma)
  • run-ons and fragments
  • overcapitalization
  • hyphenation errors

Copy editing is the last editing stage before a manuscript goes to layout and design. This means the author is happy with the content and will make no further changes unless the copy editor finds an issue that must be addressed, so the focus remains on technical details. However, a thorough copy editor may add an occasional creative note if an item stands out, such as an overused word or a confusing passage.

Meet Your Editors!

Pricing:

Estimated Cost: $4.50 per 1k words

Final pricing will be determined after we work through a sample chapter for you! This gives us the ability to make sure that Line Editing is the right fit and how much editing the manuscript needs! Get in touch with us today to get a sample chapter edited for free to see if it’s the right fit!