Editing Services

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I’m happy to edit a variety of genres (Science Fiction, High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, etc.) and categories (Adult, Young Adult). If you’re not sure whether I edit your genre, please get in touch and we can discuss what I can do for you.

Why do you need an editor? Because editing your own work, no matter how long a break you’ve taken between drafts, is impossible. When we edit a draft we’ve written ourselves, our minds skip over smaller mistakes, fill in plot holes, and read over missing words. An editor, on the other hand, is unfamiliar with your manuscript and brings a new perspective to it. This is an invaluable step which improves your work immensely!

The general turnaround time is one month (per edit). However, this depends on various factors, such as the length of your manuscript and how many corrections are required. To get a better idea of how long I’ll need to edit your manuscript, please get in touch.

I offer a free sample edit of one A4 page. That way you can make sure that I’m the right editor for you and your manuscript before you agree to anything.

With Sarina, your manuscript is in the best hands. She not only gives advice and constructive notes which help you learn and improve your writing, her friendly attitude makes working with her like chatting with a friend. Extremely pleased with the work Sarina has done for me and I would highly recommend her as an editor.”

— R. S. Williams

What can I do for you?

Developmental Edit

In a developmental edit, the editor isn’t concerned with smaller errors such as spelling, grammar, or repetitions. Instead, the editor focuses on large-scale problems, and looks at your story as a whole. Does the plot make sense? Do any chapters need to be fleshed out more? Does a character need to be cut or rewritten because he doesn’t add anything to the plot? Changes suggested in a developmental edit will take more time and effort to fix, but will improve your story overall.

If you pay for a developmental edit, I’ll also do a line edit and a proofread for you.

For a developmental edit, I charge £0.02/word.

Line Edit

In a line edit, the editor looks at your sentences and paragraphs. Is a sentence hard to understand? Do you use many clichés? Are any words, phrases, or ideas repeated often?

My line edits also include a proofread.

For a line edit, I charge £0.015/word.

Proofread

This is the most basic edit you can pay for. Your editor will check your spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It’s normally the last thing you pay for, when you’re certain that your manuscript is ready and polished otherwise.

For a proofread, I charge £0.010/word.

Evaluation

If you’d like to make sure your book is headed in the right direction, or if you’d like some basic feedback before jumping into larger edits, I’m happy to evaluate your manuscript. My feedback will include a summary of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as suggestions for improvements and what other steps you might want to consider before publication.

Need another round of edits?

If I’ve already done any of the above once, and you’d like me to go over your manuscript again, you will need to pay for another round. However, you will receive a small discount.

All fees are paid via paypal. I charge half before we begin the edit, and half at the end when the final proofread is done. The evaluation fee is a one-off payment of £100/$130, or £150/$200 for books over 100,000 words.

If there is anything else you’d like to know or if you’d like to request your sample edit, send me a message here.


Why hire me?

“I would highly recommend trusting Sarina with your work. Reliable and credible, she has the right attitude that will help you transform your manuscript from passable to brilliant!”

                                               — Faith Rivens

Sarina literally saved my dissertation from being an average to an outstanding one. She was not just an editor, but a friend throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Sarina for her professionalism and dedication. Thank you Sarina.”
— Rose Chaplan