Freelance Editor: CMOS | EFA | ACES | Romance | Mystery | Fantasy | Children's | TTRPG | Poetry | New Authors | Knitting | Sewing | Hoarder of Books, Dice, and Fibers
While most of my editing has been in the romance genre, I have a lot of personal experience as a teacher and mother. I currently work part-time as a substitute teacher in an elementary school. I work as a lead teacher or often as a paraprofessional working with special needs children. I have two kids of my own, the younger of which has special needs.
I have a BA in English from Hampshire College in poetry and poetics, and I am a member of both the EFA and ACES. I am also about to complete my copy editor certificate from the University of Chicago (I wanted to brush up on my skills after taking time off to be a full-time mom).
My edits will be done using Microsoft Word 365. Some edits, such as spacing and formatting paragraphs, will be made silently. All other edits will be made using “Track Changes.” I will also include a style sheet. It will give an overview of global editorial decisions I have made. It will also have a list of names, places, and words where I have made an executive decision as to spelling/formatting.
For poetry: I like to begin with a trial round of one poem to make sure that we are a good match. For that I charge a standard fee (assuming the poem is not of epic length) of $20. If we are a good match, then we can move on at an agreed upon rate.
In general, I like to propose a trial edit of about 15 pages at a discounted rate of $0.02 a word. If we are a good fit for each other then I will continue to edit for you at my usual rate of $0.03 a word for copy editing and $0.04 a word for line and developmental editing.