Editing Services

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I am a full-time author and Youtuber with a big concentration in science fiction and fantasy. Please email me at katherinebogle (at) live (dot) ca to see my availability, ask any questions or to book an edit/critique. If I’m currently unavailable, I’d be happy to refer you to another editor.

My specialty 

Any of the below in young adult, new adult or adult:

  • science fiction
  • fantasy (including urban, high-fantasy, magic realism, etc)
  • steampunk
  • superheroes

I may be open to other genres depending on the project. I am not very familiar with picture books or middle grade and won’t be taking on any such projects at this time.

All rates given below are in USD.

Manuscript critiques

These critiques are focused on big-picture and developmental problems such as: character development, plot holes, cliches, world building, pacing, etc. I look for all of these and other issues while critiquing. After reading the manuscript, I will write a detailed report of several pages (typically) addressing any issues. I will also do in-text comments, pointing out specific areas that need attention for an additional fee.

Without in-text comments: $0.003 per word

With in-text comments: $0.004 per word

Line editing

Line editing is intended for manuscripts that are fully developed, or have already gone through developmental work. Line edits focus on the sentence level problems, where we work to improve flow and structure. Line editing also addresses dialogue and voice issues. I use track changes in Word for this process.

Line editing: $0.004 per word

The full package

The full package is a mix of both developmental and line edits. You will receive your document full of in-line comments, suggested changes and an editorial letter of several pages (typically) on things to improve. I use track changes in Word for all in document changes.

Full package: $0.005 per word

Query Critique

Query critiques are $20 flat, including a second read through after changes have been made. Additional read throughs are $5.

Please contact me at katherinebogle (at) live (dot) ca if you are interested in my services or if you have questions.

In your email please include the following:

  • Name of your project
  • Type of service you’re looking for
  • Word count
  • Age category and genre
  • One paragraph summary of your novel
  • When you are looking for editorial services (now, 3 months from now, next year?)
  • Any questions you may have

*Those inquiring about my editorial services may request a sample edit (free of charge) on the first 2 pages of the manuscript to make sure we are a good match.*

Formatting Guidelines

All manuscripts must be on Word doc files. 1” margins. 12 point font; Times New Roman. Double-spaced.

Payment

All payment is done through Paypal with an invoice. 50% of your package will be due upon delivery of materials. The remaining will be due before the edited material is returned.

*Please note: I do not edit erotica or graphic sex scenes. I may decline a project that I deem racist, homophobic, body shaming, or that otherwise stereotypes a group of people in an offensive way. I am not an easily offended person, but I do not condone discrimination. Feel free to ask if you’re concerned.*