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! 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.
Interested? Email me at caesuraeditorial [at] gmail
From my experience as an intern for the Bent Agency to my years of reading queries for others, 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 (up to two)
All writers need an editor. Having written several novels and edited many more, I have an eye for story, character, and emotional arcs; I can tell you what scenes are serving the book and what are not; I can chart out where your book is successful and where it falls flat. It's hard to dive into your manuscript with the intent of dismantling it to see how every aspect works, but I promise it is worth the effort. The genres I am best-suited to read are speculative, particularly fantasy, across MG, YA, and adult ages.
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 ($45/hour; $4.5/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 ($35/hour; $3.50/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.
After we agree on your editing needs and a rate, you send me your work in a .docx or .doc format.
I use track changes to highlight my edits, explaining them in the comments.
I send you the edited document and answer any questions. We bounce revision suggestions.
If we've agreed on it, you revise and resend me the document. I go through again with track changes.
The Tuesday Telegrams
Twice a month, I send out a newsletter called the Tuesday Telegram. Part personal essays and part writing updates, this is the best way to stay in the loop with what I'm up to.