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I edit a variety of genres (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary) and their sub genres. If you’re not sure whether your book falls into one of the above, please get in touch and we can discuss what I can do for you! 🙂

I offer a free sample edit* of the first chapter or the first three pages – whichever ends first 🙂 That way, you can make sure I’m the right editor for you and your book before you agree to anything.

I charge half before we begin the edit, and half at the end once we’ve finished the final proofread. For edits up to £500, I charge the full amount before we begin. If there are any issues, please let me know and we’ll sort something out 🙂

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.”

*not available on the blurb polish service

— R. S. Williams

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What can I do for you?

*NEW* Blurb Polish

I’ve yet to meet a writer who enjoys writing their blurbs. Summarising your plot in just a few intriguing lines without giving anything away is hard.

I can help you structure your blurb, make it exciting and enticing, and work with you to make sure it suits your style and story.

A blurb polish is also the cheapest edit I offer at £20 per blurb, or £15 if I also edited your book.

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 £0.015/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 £0.0125/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 £0.005/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.

The evaluation fee is a one-off payment of £50/$70, or £75/$100 for books over 100,000 words.

Need another round of edits?

If you’d like me to go over your manuscript a second time, you will need to pay for another round. However, you will receive a discount if I was your editor both times.

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