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Important: I always include a second edit as part of the price, except for story consults.

Base Price: For authors new to Demon for Details, the base price for content/substantive plus copy and line editing is $0.013 per word, or $13 per 1,000 words (equivalent to four pages, double spaced, 12 pt Courier) for fiction, and $0.015 or $15 per 1,000 words for nonfiction.

However, that price is only good if:

  • you’ve already done a basic grammar and spell check, and have the essentials of punctuation down pat, and
  • if you’re reasonably proficient at using Word’s Track Changes and Comments functions.

I normally add $0.003 to $0.005 a word to cover my extra time if you are unfamiliar with the edit functions or are just learning the most up-to-date rules for punctuation and grammar, rules that are evolving so rapidly that it’s easy to be left behind.

Developmental editing: If you want to have me do full-on developmental editing, please contact me directly for a quote, which I will develop based on what you’ve written and what you want to accomplish. I charge between $0.015 and $0.03 per word for this level of involvement.

New service! Story consult: $100 minimum for brainstorming plot, characters, pacing, or why-isn’[email protected]#*$(*&-story-working?, no detailed edit. Of course, I’m always available for a quick email exchange with authors I work with regularly, about blurbs or troublesome chapters or characters in the early stages, at no extra charge. This  more in-depth story consult which can cover everything from characters to plot and pacing, and is in general tailored to your needs. If you’re interested, email and let’s discuss how much time would be involved. $100 minimum.

Free sample edits: 5 double-spaced pages free, selected from your full manuscript. Sample edits are good for both editor and author. If you send me your manuscript, I will choose and edit a 5 page (double spaced) sample which I select from somewhere in the middle section of your manuscript. That way I can assess what kind of support you need, and you can see how I work.

First-time-only booking/scheduling fee: $100, due at the time of booking, credit to first manuscript cost.  The first time we work together only, I charge a non-refundable $100 booking/scheduling fee in order to secure a place in my schedule. The fee is credited to your editing cost, however, and, if you reschedule in plenty of time, will move with you to the new date, so to speak).

What I do:

Story consultation: This does not include a detailed edit, or the usual second edit. Each consult is tailored to your needs, and runs the gamut from brainstorming plot, characters and pacing, to an analysis of why-isn’[email protected]#*$(*&-story-working?

Developmental editing, which includes everything below plus initial brainstorming from seed ideas or very rough draft, regular email support during rewrites, restructuring, plot and character development, and general coaching and inspirational/informational emails.

Content/substantive editing, from initial development to improvements in all areas, such as

  • character development (GMC and so on), weak, unnecessary, or one-dimensional characters
  • dialogue styles, with hints for varying different characters’ way of expressing themselves
  • use of body language
  • showing instead of telling, and the rare occasion when telling might work well
  • overuse of coincidence and/or melodrama
  • a more fruitful POV for a particular sequence
  • better use of all senses, and emotion, to heighten reader experience
  • insufficient (or not believable)  challenges for each main character
  • plot confusion, plot holes, sags in tension, weak first chapter, chapter endings and transitions
  • I will even occasionally write an alternative for scenes or short sections that are just too tangled to straighten out piecemeal, and usually I’m able to duplicate your author voice well enough that you can use it as is, or use it as a springboard to an even better version.

Copy/line editing, including

  • grammar (i.e. sentence structure, punctuation, word choice),
  • spelling, word usage (i.e. homophones, and genre-specific misuse like callus for callous or discrete for discreet),
  • repetitiveness, continuity (does the character have the same name and/or color eyes throughout?),
  • clarity and conciseness.
  • I also watch out for the dreaded head-hopping (inappropriate shifts in point of view or POV).
  • and, finally, I note places where I think – based on your writing style and author voice – the writing can be improved. I’m always alert for flow, word choices, character quirks and more, that can be tweaked to make your story even better – highlighting your voice and your style.  I’ll usually also suggest alternatives or give examples.

When you get it back, your manuscript will be marked to show you where I feel you need to make (or should consider making) changes, and what they are, as well as where you might want to do a bit more work.

Then, after you’ve incorporated the changes you find acceptable, return your manuscript to me for a final polish and recheck. This one’s for errors and possible misunderstandings, as well as things that only become visible after the big stuff has been tidied up, and it’s included in your fee.

What I don’t do:

I don’t do telephone consultations of any kind…but I DO make myself available via email between 7 and 10 hours a day, 6-7 days a week. And it’s rare for you have to to wait more than a few hours for a reply from me.

At the moment I also don’t offer

  • Copy/line editing by itself, since I can’t NOT do the content editing, or
  • fact checking (I will let you know if I spot a potential problem), or
  • final, exacting proofreading. By the time of the final read-through I’m too familiar with the manuscript to be an infallible proofreader.

Questions or comments?

Just email me at 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Recent Jobs (for all books edited, see Authors & Books)

For Witch or for Poorer, Fantasy romance, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Topaz Brooch, Time travel romance, manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Silver Dollar, Women’s fiction romance, manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
The Shadows, Young adult fantasy edited by Faith Freewoman
Shackled to the World, Reverse harem romance manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Sentinel Lost, Urban fantasy romance manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Mixed Match, Multicultural romance manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Silver Stud, Over-40s romance manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Five Minute Book Editing for Authors, Sales & selling techniques nonfiction edited by Faith Freewoman
Doctor's Secret', Women’s fiction edited by Faith Freewoman
Building Strength, Military romantic suspense, manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Devastated, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Like No Other Boy, family life fiction manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Building Family, military romantic suspense, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Breaking Free, military romantic suspense fiction manuscript editing by Faith Freewoman
Deception, Women’s action and adventure fiction, manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Allied Operations, military romantic suspense fiction, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Code Pink, Police procedural thriller manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Fang Vacation, Teen & young adult vampire fiction manuscript manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Billionaire's Secret', billionaire romance fiction edited by Faith Freewoman
LoveMaker, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Queen of the Assassins, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Roman Nights, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
For Better or for Wolf, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Breaking Chains, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Heartbreaker, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Lacewood, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
New Beginnings in Eden, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Stars Over Eden, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Mind Sweeper, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Tethered, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Easier Said than Done, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Beyond the Call of Duty, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Cats, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Pearl Brooch, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
What a Wolf Desires, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Electric Curse, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Callista Goes Country, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Man Down, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
One Wish, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Love Is a Wildfire, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Sell a Sleigh-Load of Books, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
A Nanny for Christmas, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Demons Will Be Demons, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Death by Drama, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Demons Are a Girls Best Friend, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Teacher Growth Trajectory, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Missing, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Demons Are Forever, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The New Business Card, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Mercy, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Once Upon a Christmas, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Touches of Eden, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Have Wand, Will Travel, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Adventures of a Witchy Wallflower, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Once Bitten, Twice Shy, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Heart of the Assassins, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Rusty Nail, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Breaking Hearts, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
And I Love You, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Leashed, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Gone to Hell, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Prey, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Confessions of a Witchy Wallflower, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Revise and Re-Release Your Book, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
What Matters Most, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Kissing Luca, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Moon Riders, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Louder than Words, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Collisions of Time, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Wall of Victory, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Diamonds to Die For, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
St. Helena Santa, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Unmistaken, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Christmas Angel, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
A Pinot for Your Thoughts, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Academy of Assassins, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Angel of Eden Falls, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Ruins of Destiny, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
My One and Only, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Bittersweet, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
To Love an Earl Twice, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Bare Deception, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Flames of Hope, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
From this Fae Forward, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Gone to Hell, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Chasing Hindy, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
To Have and to Howl, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Unmistaken, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
In Sickness and in Elf, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
How to Sell Books by the Truckload at Amazon, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Atonement, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
From this Fae Forward, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Kissing Luca, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
To Enthrall the Demon Lord, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Into the Sunrise, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Scandal's Child, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Silver Ops, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
A Taste of Eden, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Napa Crush, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
To Stir a Fae's Passion, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Complicity, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Unforgettable, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
To Win a Demon's Love, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Breaking Point, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Once Bitten, Twice Shy, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Two to Tango, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Rehumanized Drew, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Forget Me, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Tri, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Lyz Exposed, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Lyz Orphaned, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Death by Malice, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Protect Me, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Royal Scandal, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Trust Me, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Mine at Merlot, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Abandoned, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Educating Anthony, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Loving Vivienne, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Cats, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Royal Affair, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Man Down, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Spurned, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Royal Scandal, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Ruins of Destiny, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Three Brooches, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Timeless, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Two Much, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Whisper, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Breaking Out, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Holding Still, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Chaos Tamed, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
A Touch of TNT, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Resisting Samantha, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
You Were Mine at Merlot, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
To Love an Earl Twice, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Petit Madeleine, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Romancing Las Vegas, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Element 63, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Burned, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
My Sweetest Sasha, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Family Love, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
All She Wanted, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
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Everly Gray boxed set, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Hidden Obsession, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Backtrack, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Dha, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Ceann, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Brush with Death, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Breach, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Blood, Breath and Desire, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
In Sickness and in Elf, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Allied Operations, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
To Capture a Highlander's Heart, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
A Wedding at Meadows Shore, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Beyond the Call of Duty, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
The Broken Brooch, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Eightball Two Three, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Gotcha, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Emerald Brooch, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
The Pursuit, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Beyond the Call of Duty, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Sentinel Lost, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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From the Ashes, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
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The Stonecutter, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Behold the Man, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Breaking Boundaries, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Champion of Entean, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Warrior, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Mark Me, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Finally Again, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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The Sapphire Brooch, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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Whisper in My Ear, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
The Barbarian, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Mind Sweeper, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Seal's Goal, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Coveted, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Sky Dancers, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
Afterlife, manuscript editor Faith Freewoman
Building Ties, manuscript edited by Faith Freewoman
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