Free Quote + Sample Edit

Ready to have your novel or story edited? Set aside a little time to fill out the free quote form below; it will probably take you 10–20 minutes to complete. I’ll get back to you in 1–3 days, during my operating hours.

Time and cost estimates are based on word count and on the particular service(s) requested. For full descriptions of the services and their typical rates, see here.

Works exceeding 11,000 words are eligible for a free sample edit.

Required sections or fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

About You*

How confident do you feel about your work?

Have you worked with an editor before, either on this work or a previous work?

About Your Work

Is this work part of a series?

Please provide a summary for your story:*

What is the current, total word count for this work?*

What is the target length for this work?*

Which genres best fit your work? Select up to three.*

Which general audiences are you trying to reach? Select up to four.*

If your work were rated according to the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) film rating guidelines, what rating would it receive?

In your opinion, what are your work's main strengths and weaknesses?*

What is the main theme or idea you want your readers to come away with after reading your work?*

About Your Editing Needs

Which editing services are you interested in? Select all that apply. (Descriptions of each service can be found here.)*

Does your work have any special stylistic considerations (e.g., needs to adhere to British English standards/spellings)?

Most novel-length works take 2-4 weeks to edit. In certain cases, I take on urgent work at double my standard rates (e.g., 100,000 words of proofreading completed in one week, at 2 cents per word). Does this editing job need to be completed urgently?*

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Get a Free Sample Edit

If your work exceeds 11,000 words, the first 1,000 are eligible for a free sample edit. I encourage you to take advantage of the sample edit, as it allows you to see the editing I can provide and helps me give you a more accurate quote. (Note: If your work does NOT exceed 11,000 words, please skip this section and submit the form.)

Attach a file of your first 1,000 words and let me know whether you want copy editing or proofreading. I will return your file, with tracked changes, when I email your free quote.

Please only attach *.docx, *.doc, or *.odt file types.