Services




Book Overhaul

My  Book Overhaul is designed to prepare your manuscript for self‑publishing. Individual features of the Overhaul cannot be purchased separately. I do not offer ghostwriting, cover design, marketing, or publication. Click links below to expand service details.

I will go through your manuscript and make copyediting and line editing corrections. For content that needs clarification, I will insert comments and questions.

Copyediting (proofreading): spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, spacing, verb-tense and basic formatting consistency.
Line editing: eliminating redundancy and extraneous words and phrases, adjusting sentence and paragraph structure, rewriting run-on sentences, replacing overused words with synonyms, and substituting stronger alternatives for weak words, phrases, and sentences while keeping original tone; related topic and term research, fact-checking

Developmental and structural feedback:
Nonfiction books - Feedback about any issues related to tone, audience, details, logical order, clarity, consistency, structure, and transitions; suggestions about reorganization or subheadings.
Fiction books - Feedback about any issues related to characters, plot, pacing, setting, dialogue, transitions, consistency, and craft.

Front/back matter: Title page, copyright page, dedication, epigraph, table of contents, foreword, preface, acknowledgements, introduction, prologue, epilogue, about the author page, references, appendix, index.

I will provide targeted developmental and structural feedback, and note any image or quotation concerns. For any missing front or back matter, I will provide suggestions and guidelines.

Either eBook formatting or paperback formatting (your choice) is included with the Book Overhaul. Editing of cover text and marketing copy is included for each format.

eBook formatting: indents, spacing, paragraphs, alignment, bulleted lists, hyperlinks, styles, sections; resizing for first 6 interior images; editing of eBook cover text and marketing copy

Paperback formatting: headers, footers, margins, page numbers, sections, styles; grayscale and dpi conversion for first 6 interior images; editing of paperback cover text and marketing copy

NOTE: All text editing and revisions must be completed/approved prior to paperback formatting. If you plan on publishing your book in BOTH formats, charges for the additional service will be noted on the invoice.


Short Story Poetry Upgrade

My  Short Story/Poetry Upgrade is designed to polish and refine shorter pieces of writing - 7500 words or less - that may be posted on social media, entered in contests, or submitted to blogs, magazines, and websites, as well as text for children's picture books. Click links below to expand service details.

I will go through your writing and make short story editing, poetry editing, or picture-book text editing corrections.

Short story editing: spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, spacing, verb tense; redundancy, extraneous words and phrases; sentence, paragraph structure; run-on sentences; overused words; alternatives for weak words; keeping original voice; suggestions related to character and plot consistency.

Poetry editing: spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, spacing, and verb tense, while allowing deviations for poetic license; overused words; alternatives for weak words; maintaining original tone and voice; suggestions related to poetry structure.

Children's picture-book text editing: age-appropriate vocabulary, story/illustration consistency, rhyming (if applicable); spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, spacing, verb tense; extraneous words and phrases; sentence, paragraph structure; alternatives for weak or overused words; suggestions related to character and plot consistency.



For collections of short stories and poetry that will be published in book form, please request the Book Overhaul. For children's picture books, please click link above for details. The Upgrade does not include formatting for publication. I do not offer ghostwriting or marketing services.

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