• editing Services

    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.

    #AmQuerying 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.

    1

    Send

    After we agree on your editing needs and a rate, you send me your work in a .docx or .doc format.

    2

    Edit

    I use track changes to highlight my edits, explaining them in the comments.

    3

    Chat

    I send you the edited document and answer any questions. We bounce revision suggestions.

    4

    Revise

    If we've agreed on it, you revise and resend me the document. I go through again with track changes.

  • Editing

    "Naseem Jamnia is a gifted editor. [They] copy edited two of my books. [Their] work is meticulous, and [they are] highly respectful toward the writer's style, as well as the integrity of the original work. I highly recommend [them] as an editor." - Mojdeh Bayat, DePaul University

    Teaching

    "It's obvious that [they] spend time preparing... are knowledgable and engaging, and are a strong teacher who care about doing a good job. Respect and interact with students well... [Their] excitement about biology is palpable. Want students to do well... [Their] attitude is [their] strength." - DePaul University, Department of Biological Sciences

    Editing

    "Naseem is an exquisitely gifted editor, with whom I worked on a long and complex book manuscript. ... [They] performed with absolute diligence and professionalism, and I would work with [them] again without hesitation. I recommend [them] with genuine enthusiasm and without reservation. [They're] a fabulous colleague." - Mckay Jenkins, University of Delaware

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