I specialize in copyediting and proofreading nonfiction manuscripts, articles, business documents, and branding projects. I cover a few genres, such as academic, business, self-help, history, educational, and memoir.
Before you hire an editor, get familiar with the types of editing that published works typically need. I’ve written about what type of editing to hire for at the various stages of writing and publishing your work.
Starting to Work with Me
I’ve found that each project has different quirks, so listing out prices doesn’t help anyone. If you are interested in working with me, let’s chat. I offer prospective clients a free 30-minute consultation, and we can see if we’re a good fit. I’ll ask for the length of work (double-spaced page count or word count), your time frame, the depth of review you’d like, and your areas of concern. When it comes to rates, I typically follow Editorial Freelancers Association rates. If you’d like a free consultation, just email at bmcarrick[at]gmail[dot]com.
After we chat, I can do a free sample edit for new clients too. This way you can really see if we’ll be a good fit together. When authors take me up on this, I ask for a sample section from the middle of their work and do a handful of pages, depending on the document’s size. I don’t typically do more than five pages of editing, and if it’s a short piece, one standard manuscript page.
I like to thoroughly understand what you’re looking for in an editor before I get started, so let me know which form of review you’re looking for. And if you don’t have any idea—no worries! I can help with that too.
Additional Rates and Fees
If you need a project done sooner than we originally agreed, there will be a rush fee as needed. If the scope of the work has changed, fees will be adjusted.