Whether you have a manuscript, an article, an essay, or a thesis, no matter how much or how little work it needs, send it my way! To find out more, visit my business website. I am happy to work on an hourly, word, or page basis. I am also happy to work on a sliding scale for students and marginalized writers.
From my experience as an intern for the Bent Agency, I can get your query into perfect shape. My rates are as follows:
$5: Up to three Twitter pitches
$25: Query; add $5 for subsequent revisions
$30: Twitter pitches (up to six) + query bundle
$45: Query and synopsis
$50: Twitter pitches (up to six) + query + synopsis bundle
Beta reading and sensitivity reads
Have you written a novel, a memoir, or some other kind of manuscript? I can give you an unbiased opinion on the pacing, plot development, character arcs, and overall story. Are you writing marginalized characters? I also do sensitivity reads about a variety of topics. For books under 90k, my starting rate for sensitivity reads is $250 and for beta reads is $300.
Science editing ($55/hour)
Are you trying to decode the latest article in Nature Neuroscience? Perhaps you've written about integrating psychology studies into educational practices. My focuses are neuroscience, human health/physiology, molecular/cellular biology, genetics, and animal studies, but contact me to see if I might be the right editor for the job!
Line and copy editing ($40/hour; $4/page)
Done with a second or third draft? Need someone to check for word choice, grammar, redundancy, and clarity? I work quickly and respect your authorial voice and style so your work can be clean, tight, and within word limits.
Proofreading and indexing ($30/hour; $3/page)
Last minute checks? Ready to go to print, but just want one more pair of eyes? Don't feel like indexing or double-checking your references? (Having written academic papers, I know how that feels!) I can do these tasks for you so that you can send your manuscript off with peace of mind.
How It Works
Editing with me is easy! I view editing as a teaching method and a two-way process. It's my job to teach you about what I'm doing and why, and it's your job to teach me about your style and what you need. I want you to come away from the editing experience feeling like a stronger, more confident writer.
© 2015, Naseem Jamnia
Photos of Naseem by Jennie Kaplan, 2018