Finding an editor is easy. Finding a good editor is much more difficult.

Anyone can claim to be an editor, so when it comes to choosing the right person to work on your manuscript, you should be selective. Some editors might provide a surface edit while not putting any effort into the core issues of the manuscript such as structure or audience. Some editors might focus on characters without giving thought to plot or story arcs.

As an author, you should keep in mind that an editor’s comments are not meant to dishearten you, but rather they are designed to help you improve your manuscript or screenplay and make it ready for publication or submission to producers.

This means you might need to rewrite some of your manuscript or screenplay, or a lot of your manuscript or screenplay. In fact, it might take a few rewrites, but the effort will be worth it. Good writing will help the reader stay invested in the story, finish your text, and be happy with you and your work.

I'd be more than happy to provide a quote for the following services:

 

PROSE/FICTION

General feedback

  • Critique and notes on story structure
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of manuscript. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry

 

Developmental editing

  • Feedback on story structure, genre, chapter order, plot, character development, and the overall content, arrangement and flow of text
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of manuscript. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry

 

 Line editing (or Copyediting)

  • Corrections made to paragraph structure, sentence structure, grammar, and spelling
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of manuscript. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry

 

Proofreading

  • Check for typos before sending manuscript for printing/publishing
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of manuscript. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry

 

SCRIPTS/SCREENPLAYS

Concept development

  • Feedback on your theme, structure, plot, subplots, characters, and formatting – before you start writing!
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of manuscript. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry

 

Script doctoring

  • Critique and notes on your script’s structure plus feedback on theme, structure, plot, subplots, characters, formatting, etc.
  • Price and time frame: depends on length of the script. I will provide a price and estimated completion time upon enquiry
  • Re-writing parts of the script or the whole script : price and time frame by negotiation

My qualifications include:

  • ~ Diploma Professional Writing & Editing (RMIT University)
  • ~ Advanced Diploma Professional Screenwriting (RMIT University)
  • ~ Bachelor Writing & Publishing (Melbourne Polytechnic)
  • ~ MA Creative Writing (Swinburne University)

I am a member of the Institute of Professional Editors and specialise in Australian, British, and American English.

All payments to be made via PayPal. A fifty percent deposit is required before work can commence.