You've written your book. Now it's ready to shine. I offer three levels of service so your book gets the attention it needs. I proofread and edit novellas, novels, memoirs, websites, and blogs.
Proofreading: I'm a careful, detailed proofreader. I proofread for typos, punctuation, grammar errors, and also inconsistencies in font or style. I'll offer suggestions on visual appeal and let you know when anything is confusing for me as a new reader to your book. This service is for books that have no known errors, and on average need a maximum of two corrections per page.
Copy editing: I will maintain your voice and writing style, while editing for clarity and correct grammar. I'll offer suggestions on visual appeal and let you know when anything is confusing for me as a new reader to your book. I understand novels have a large range of style, and I will make sure the text is clear and consistent, but not strip it of its unique flavor and spirit. You'll be able to see my suggested edits along with your original text and accept or reject each edit individually.
In-Depth editing: If your book requires extensive edits, sentence rewriting, or significant style changes, I'll give you an individualized quote based on the amount of work needed.
Developmental editing: Does your book need a deeper level review? I can give you detailed and flexible review and input on your manuscript. My edit will include feedback about main characters, supporting cast, primary and secondary narratives, pacing, setting and world-building as well as overall consistency. I can provide edits margin notes, edit summaries or consultations.
My affordable rates in US dollars:
Proofreading: $0.009 per word
Copy editing: $0.018 per word
In-Depth editing: $0.018–$0.022—price quote given after reviewing a sample of the manuscript
Developmental editing: $0.025–$0.035–price quote given after reviewing a sample of manuscript and planning project with author
(For example, proofreading 10,000 words = $90; copy editing 10,000 words = $180)
I offer a sample edit of your manuscript, so you can see my work.
How will it work? When you get in touch with me, I'll respond with an estimate based on your word count and invite you to send a sample of your manuscript as an email attachment. After I review and edit your sample, I'll email a quote based on what level of work your book needs. You'll then send me your manuscript. I'll suggest edits in your document, allowing you to see each edit and reject or accept them individually. I'll also leave comments when appropriate, alerting you to issues that need your input.
Get in touch with me today via email and I'll respond within 24 hours. I'll listen to your goals and customize my work to achieve them. Let's get your book ready for the world to experience!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Lee Clarity Consulting
"I feel lucky to have found Lee Clarity Consulting, and I've had Dana work on all of my books to help make them shine. Dana is consistently professional, conscientious, and reliable. Dana also offers incomparably fast turnaround. Whether I need a first pass on editing a manuscript or a quick proofread of a blurb, I know I can count on Dana to polish my work and make it ready for publication."
—Ann Omasta, USA Today Bestselling Author
"I've used Lee Clarity Consulting for proofreading on my last several projects. Dana's work is meticulous, thorough, accurate, and timely—and always goes above and beyond to suggest additional edits that materially improve my project. I'm thrilled to count Dana as part of my editing team. I would not hesitate to use the other editing services Dana offers. I recommend Lee Clarity Consulting without reservation."—Barbara Hinske, Amazon bestselling author of The Christmas Club (adapted for the Hallmark Channel, 2019), the Rosemont series, and
Guiding Emily series