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Looking For Editing Help?
Whether you’re looking for professional feedback on your manuscript or seeking a second opinion on your draft, here's where you’ll find the best and most experienced editors!

From copy editing, to developmental editing — where editors will actually give you structuring advice and outline your story — to line editing, working with professional editors is critical when writing the book of your dreams.

Working with a professional editor is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your book!
The Different Types of Editing
Before you reach out to one of the professional editors, make sure you know what kind of editing you are looking for or need!
Copy Editing
Copy editing involves correcting errors of grammar, spelling and punctuation throughout a manuscript. Copy edits can also involve suggestions on text flow and clarity. Learn More.
Line Editing
Line editing is a line-by-line breakdown of sentence structure as well as the language used. Learn More.
Developmental (Substantive) Editing
Developmental editing is the organization and improvement of manuscript flow from one paragraph, section or chapter to the next. The goal is to eliminate repetition and to ensure that the overall concept flows in sequence. Learn More.
Proofreading
Proofreading is the last stage of manuscript development. The goal of proofreading is to ensure an error-free manuscript prior to the final draft. Learn More.
Find the perfect Editor for your project
Many components go into finding your perfect editor.  Your genre, your goal, and your style all play a collective part when selecting an editor to work with.  Lucky for you, each of our editors are professional, extremely supportive and experienced!
CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Life: A Painful Memory

I feel as if life is close to its end.

And that no one sees how I bend,

Too damn far, enough to break.

So much now is at stake.

My life could have been closer to joy,

The world has become my decoy.

I am now void of feelings,

Please recall my demons.

Life is such a painful memory.

It has become a treachery,

Of everyone who said they care.

But no one can ever dare.

To cherish a baby is something,

Not even you could think to sing,

A few words to let them sleep.

You’re their parent, so don’t weep.

Suffering could just be avoided,

If everyone loved, not pointed,

Fingers at all those who cry,

So, don’t say you did try,

For you’re just as guilty as the next.

It’s just plain written in the text, Of that book some men call truth, 

But what happened to youth?

                                                                                                                                                                “The Failed Experiment

Today is Doomsday, and Hayden is on her 19th year. On every citizen’s 19th year, his or her fate is decided. Whether they were to live or to die.


Only 25 men and 25 women a year were kept alive. And 19 is the year—the last teenage year that each child's fate would be determined. There were 67 nineteen-year-olds this year. Some years only had 50 nineteen-year-olds, and those were the Fortunate years. Hayden is the 16th girl born 18 plus years ago, out of 31 girls. 

Hayden knows of at least two girls who would surely be executed today, but she is unsure about the other 29 girls' fate. It is hard to tell when she is the Leaders' child. For the Leaders' child only has school with the other children and does no other activities with them—for she lives on the only hill in the city. This hill is kept for the Leaders' of Spertion. There has only ever been 9 eras of Leaders since World War Four. 

Every time a child of the Leader is 19, a new leader is determined by the people and for the people. Every non-nineteen-year-old and non-nineteen-year-old's family member democratically votes for the leader based on who is not executed.

Amanda Marcarelli
Editing Specialties: Copy, Line, Developmental
Also known under the moniker A.M. Parrish, Amanda Marcarelli is a highly skilled and proficient editor! Her published works consist of a time-travel trilogy called,    The Journey, which is an Amazon bestseller, as well as the poetic memoir, Pain Reconciled by Love

Amanda can handle any challenge of editing, while also treating all aspiring authors with respect and understanding. 

She is a great communicator and excels in the art of vivid storytelling. She will help you craft stories that leave your audience hanging onto your every word!
Genre Specialties: All Fiction, Memoirs, Young Adult
Need An Editor?  Work With Amanda Today!

                                                                                                                                            CHAPTER 1: THE CAYMAN ISLAND JOB

“You could pack a single suitcase and leave for a different name and a new life in Paris, Tokyo or Venice,” she said, her voice almost a whisper. “Or sail off to a forgotten island in the South Pacific, become what you merely dared to dream about before. You, your life, would be a blank canvas.” 

The elevator came to a stop. The doors opened to the basement, and they were hit with stale, stifling air. They picked up the two black duffel bags at their feet and stepped out confidently, taking a left into a corridor.  

“How was my pitch?” she asked. She was careful not to call him by any name. A strict rule during any operation: no names, not even the ones on whatever passports they were using. 

He’d taken on so many identities that he felt like an amorphous compilation of experiences, rather than one solid person. But when he did think of himself, it was by the name of Catchpole.

                                                                                                                                         CHAPTER 12: THE DUD AND THE DEAD GUY

I met Lola at a baby shower in the late 1980s, and she became one of my closest friends. She told me that Charles Manson had slept in her apartment in early 1969, just before he and his “family” carried out the Helter Skelter murders.

Back then, Lola’s one-bedroom Hollywood pad was a flop house for drifters, druggies, and prostitutes. She was a devotee of the hippie lifestyle, in spite of the fact that she had been raised by an upper-middle-class family from the Northeast.

Lola opened the door to find her friend Bob and his new pal, Charlie Manson. They brought out beer and band gear and made themselves at home in the living room, unconcerned that Lola’s frayed and beat-up furnishings came from garage sales and thrift shops. Free spirit types—many with percussion instruments—rolled into the apartment to listen to Manson preach, play the guitar, and sing.

Elisa Page
Editing Specialties: Copy, Line, Developmental
Elisa is an editor and writer with more than five years of experience creating, editing, and managing content.

Elisa is passionate about storytelling and helping writers in all genres create excellent work. With extensive experience in project management, Elisa is a superb communicator, is comfortable working on deadline, and loves building exceptional relationships with her writer clients. As a writer herself, Elisa understands the importance of understanding an author’s goals for a project in order to facilitate great editor/author rapport.

After studying creative writing and communications, Elisa went back to the University of Washington to earn a Certificate in Editing. She has edited a variety of books, such as non-fiction self-help, historical romance, mystery/thriller, and more.

Elisa has expertise in copy editing, line editing/content editing, and developmental editing. She’s helped client with all of these services and loves to coach writers through the process, regardless of the level of editing they seek.
Genre Specialties: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult
Need An Editor?  Work With Elisa Today!
Need An Editor?  Work With Elisa Today!

Caroline editing samples!

Caroline Smith
Editing Specialties: Developmental
Caroline Smith graduated cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Publishing and Printing Arts. 

Born and raised in Atlanta, she was very glad to return home to her roots upon graduation and found an immediate home as a senior editor for a local publishing company. 

She is now an author coach and executive editor for Tandem Light Press, a post-modern publisher. Her current editorial areas of expertise as executive editor include line editing and developmental editing for all genres.

In the last eight years she has edited over 300 manuscripts and is also an award-winning editor, with an author who won a 2014 IPBA Ben Franklin award for excellence in editorial and design!
Genre Specialties: Fiction, Romance, Business
Need An Editor?  Work With Caroline Today!
Need An Editor?  Work With Caroline Today!
Average Cost Per Edit
Average Cost Per Edit
Copy editing
per word
$
.03
*NOTE* Prices are subject to change based on length of project and selected editor
    Line editing
    per word
    $
    .04
    *NOTE* Prices are subject to change based on length of project and selected editor
      developmental editing
      per word
      $
      .05
      *NOTE* Prices are subject to change based on length of project and selected editor
        proofreading
        per word
        $
        .01
        *NOTE* Prices are subject to change based on length of project and selected editor
          The Editing Process
          Here is a brief breakdown explaining the editing process from start to finish. Keep in mind; all steps may not apply to your particular project.
          Step 1: Defining the scope of work
          First, you must fill out a request brief. The request brief will ask:
          What type of edit you need?
          When would you like the project completed?
          How many pages do you need edited?
          Step 2: Proposal
          You will be sent a proposal outlining the details of the job with comprehensive pricing that includes multiple rounds of revisions.
          Step 3: Payment
          You will be charged 50% up front. This is non-negotiable. If the project value is less than $500, you will be charged the full 100% up front.
          Step 4: Timeline
          Timelines will vary for each editor based on the amount of projects they are currently undertaking. However, make sure to specify deadlines in your opening request brief to ensure that your deadline will be met.

          Once an editor provides you with a completion date, it will be honored. Turnaround times will vary depending on the amount of content you supply, your deadline and the amount of material being edited. 
          Step 5: Briefing
          You will be able to discuss your project with your select editor by phone or via email. At this stage and once the following are collected, your editor can get started:
          -   An approved (by both parties) proposal.
          -   Your payment (full or 50% depending on the project).
          -   Additional clarifying information.
          Step 6: The Editing Begins
          You will be notified once your selected editor begins to work on your project. Editors predominantly use Microsoft Word or PDF formats and all project documents will be transmitted electronically.
          Step 7: Drafts and Revisions
          You will generally receive three versions of your edited project (first draft, second draft, final draft), which gives you two rounds of revisions. Additional costs may apply for any further revisions.  
          Step 8: Review
          Take as much time as you need to review your edited project before approval.
          Step 9: Approval and Final Payment
          Once approved and your project is completed, you will be invoiced your final payment (this applies only to projects valued higher than $500).
          Step 10: Finished Project!
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          CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

                                                                                                                                                                      “The Failed Experiment

          Today is Doomsday, and Hayden is on her 19th year. On every citizen’s 19th year, his or her fate is decided. Whether they were to live or to die.


          Only 25 men and 25 women a year were kept alive. And 19 is the year—the last teenage year that each child's fate would be determined. There were 67 nineteen-year-olds this year. Some years only had 50 nineteen-year-olds, and those were the Fortunate years. Hayden is the 16th girl born 18 plus years ago, out of 31 girls. 

          Hayden knows of at least two girls who would surely be executed today, but she is unsure about the other 29 girls' fate. It is hard to tell when she is the Leaders' child. For the Leaders' child only has school with the other children and does no other activities with them—for she lives on the only hill in the city. This hill is kept for the Leaders' of Spertion. There has only ever been 9 eras of Leaders since World War Four. 

          Every time a child of the Leader is 19, a new leader is determined by the people and for the people. Every non-nineteen-year-old and non-nineteen-year-old's family member democratically votes for the leader based on who is not executed.

          Life: A Painful Memory

          I feel as if life is close to its end.

          And that no one sees how I bend,

          Too damn far, enough to break.

          So much now is at stake.

          My life could have been closer to joy,

          The world has become my decoy.

          I am now void of feelings,

          Please recall my demons.

          Life is such a painful memory.

          It has become a treachery,

          Of everyone who said they care.

          But no one can ever dare.

          To cherish a baby is something,

          Not even you could think to sing,

          A few words to let them sleep.

          You’re their parent, so don’t weep.

          Suffering could just be avoided,

          If everyone loved, not pointed,

          Fingers at all those who cry,

          So, don’t say you did try,

          For you’re just as guilty as the next.

          It’s just plain written in the text, Of that book some men call truth, 

          But what happened to youth?

          Amanda Marcarelli
          Editing Specialties: Copy, Line, Developmental
          Also known under the moniker A.M. Parrish, Amanda Marcarelli is a highly skilled and proficient editor! Her published works consist of a time-travel trilogy called,    The Journey, which is an Amazon bestseller, as well as the poetic memoir, Pain Reconciled by Love

          Amanda can handle any challenge of editing, while also treating all aspiring authors with respect and understanding. 

          She is a great communicator and excels in the art of vivid storytelling. She will help you craft stories that leave your audience hanging onto your every word!
          Genre Specialties: All Fiction, Memoirs, Young Adult
          Need An Editor?  Work With Amanda Today!
          Need An Editor?  Work With Amanda Today!

                                                                                                                                                         CHAPTER 1: THE CAYMAN ISLAND JOB

          “You could pack a single suitcase and leave for a different name and a new life in Paris, Tokyo or Venice,” she said, her voice almost a whisper. “Or sail off to a forgotten island in the South Pacific, become what you merely dared to dream about before. You, your life, would be a blank canvas.”

          The elevator came to a stop. The doors opened to the basement, and they were hit with stale, stifling air . They picked up the two black duffel bags at their feet and stepped out confidently, taking a left into a corridor. 

          “How was my pitch?” she asked. She was careful not to call him by any name. A strict rule during any operation: no names, not even the ones on whatever passports they were using. 

          He’d taken on so many identities that he felt like an amorphous compilation of experiences, rather than one solid person. But when he did think of himself, it was by the name of Catchpole.

                                                                                                                                                  CHAPTER 12: THE DUD AND THE DEAD GUY

          I met Lola at a baby shower in the late 1980s, and she became one of my closest friends. She told me that Charles Manson had slept in her apartment in early 1969, just before he and his “family” carried out the Helter Skelter murders.

          Back then, Lola’s one-bedroom Hollywood pad was a flop house for drifters, druggies, and prostitutes. She was a devotee of the hippie lifestyle, in spite of the fact that she had been raised by an upper-middle-class family from the Northeast.

          Lola opened the door to find her friend Bob and his new pal, Charlie Manson. They brought out beer and band gear and made themselves at home in the living room, unconcerned that Lola’s frayed and beat-up furnishings came from garage sales and thrift shops. Free spirit types—many with percussion instruments—rolled into the apartment to listen to Manson preach, play the guitar, and sing.

          Elisa Page
          Editing Specialties: Copy, Line, Developmental
          Elisa is an editor and writer with more than five years of experience creating, editing, and managing content.

          Elisa is passionate about storytelling and helping writers in all genres create excellent work. With extensive experience in project management, Elisa is a superb communicator, is comfortable working on deadline, and loves building exceptional relationships with her writer clients. As a writer herself, Elisa understands the importance of understanding an author’s goals for a project in order to facilitate great editor/author rapport.

          After studying creative writing and communications, Elisa went back to the University of Washington to earn a Certificate in Editing. She has edited a variety of books, such as non-fiction self-help, historical romance, mystery/thriller, and more.

          Elisa has expertise in copy editing, line editing/content editing, and developmental editing. She’s helped client with all of these services and loves to coach writers through the process, regardless of the level of editing they seek.
          Genre Specialties: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult
          Need An Editor?  Work With Elisa Today!
          Need An Editor?  Work With Elisa Today!

          Caroline's editing samples!

          Caroline Smith
          Editing Specialties: Developmental
          Caroline Smith graduated cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Publishing and Printing Arts. 

          Born and raised in Atlanta, she was very glad to return home to her roots upon graduation and found an immediate home as a senior editor for a local publishing company. 

          She is now an author coach and executive editor for Tandem Light Press, a post-modern publisher. Her current editorial areas of expertise as executive editor include line editing and developmental editing for all genres.

          In the last eight years she has edited over 300 manuscripts and is also an award-winning editor, with an author who won a 2014 IPBA Ben Franklin award for excellence in editorial and design!
          Genre Specialties: Fiction, Romance, Business
          Need An Editor?  Work With Caroline Today!
          Need An Editor?  Work With Caroline Today!
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