Zetta Brown

Bedford, Texas, United States

Yearly Stats: $91 Earned |

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Zetta Brown

1-star reviews? Rejected submissions? I can help! I'm an eagle-eyed editor providing thorough edits and honest, constructive critique, not destructive criticism.

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) with two decades of experience that includes working with individual authors and independent publishing houses. I have written and edited fiction (literary and genre), non-fiction, business writing, and academic writing. After living in the UK for several years, I am able to work with and edit British English and American English.

I earned my B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Southern Methodist University and I am the author of several published short stories. I was a regional first-place winner for The National Society of Arts & Letters (NSAL) Award for Short Fiction.

I have worked with authors who write mystery/suspense, erotica, erotic romance, horror, speculative fiction, literary fiction, self-help and memoir. My sense of humor is broad, just like my range of interests. It takes a lot to shock me.

Work Terms

When you hire me, you hire a professional editor with years of experience and not a hobbyist trying to earn extra cash. This is what I do.

All editing is done electronically using Microsoft Word and the track changes feature. If you are not familiar with the track changes feature, I can help you with it.

No hard copy manuscripts.

Preferred References: Gregg Reference Manual, Chicago Manual of Style, Oxford Style Manual, but will work according to your "house style" if you have one.

Payments accepted through Guru’s SafePay only.

Communication preference is through email. Skype and/or phone consultations are an option for repeat clients or long-term projects.

Manuscript Analysis
Includes detailed notes. See attached sample below.
For manuscripts under 30k words: $150
For manuscripts 30k-50k words: $250
For manuscripts 50k- 80k words: $350
For manuscripts 80k-100k words: $450
For manuscripts 100k-120k words: $550 plus $25 for every 5k words over 120k

Editing Services
$70/hr – 1 hr minimum. OR
A flat rate per project can be negotiated based on manuscript length and type of editing service.

$25/hr - 1hr minimum OR
A flat rate based on final word count:
$1.25/1k (up to 80k words)
$1.50/1k words (80k-100k)
$2.00/1k words (over 100k)
Bibliographies: $.50 per entry (MLA Style or APA Style or other style as specified)