Open Boat Editing

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Services and Fees

Every project is given personalized attention that takes the author's goals and requirements into consideration, along with a document's length, scope, and deadline. As an editor, I represent the interests of both you and your future readers. I will ensure that your work is comprehensible and enjoyable.


I will help bring out the best in your work - no project is too large or too small.


Reviews of websites, resumes, business plans, and syllabi are all available upon request.


I also specialize in providing affordable editing for wedding-related paper goods. Please check out The Proofread Bride for more information about how I can help you avoid wholly preventable errors prior to investing time and money into having your save-the-dates, wedding invitations, programs, menus, or day-of signage hand-written or professionally printed.

For those looking for a professional copy editor, I recommend Evelyn wholeheartedly. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.

Bill Murphy - author of The Soren Chase novels and The Sanheim Chronicles

 

Nonfiction, Commercial, and Academic


I provide two levels of edits: 

Proofreading: 

Close reading for errors in grammar and format, with suggestions for improving brevity and clarity. 

Editing and critiquing: 

All of the above, plus recommendations regarding style and content. I will help make sure that all points build to support your overall argument or conclusion; identify examples and anecdotes that are irrelevant or uninteresting; perform basic fact-checking; and ensure that your text is clear and concise, with a focus (unless you request otherwise) on making sure it can be understood by a reasonably-educated layperson. 

Fiction and Narrative/Creative Nonfiction


My specialty! I will help you flesh out characters, eliminate plot holes, improve narrative structure, and maintain a consistent voice.


Book-length works, articles, short stories, memoirs, genre fiction, and other formats are all very welcome.


I highly encourage indie authors, e-book writers, and first-time novelists to get in touch!


Transcribing


Accurate and confidential transcription of interviews, notes, dictation, etc. 

No limitations on subject matter or number of speakers. Digital recordings only.

Rates available upon request. 48-hour expedited turnaround time available for an extra fee. 

 

A word about fees:


I typically charge a flat-rate fee for book-length works. After many years of experimenting with different methods, I have found this to be the pricing mechanism that is most fair to authors - and to me.

Hourly rates for commercial projects and smaller individual projects are available. 

Please contact me to discuss pricing and budget questions for your project.