Freelance Editing

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About Me

I’m a native English speaker and I’ve been writing since my fingers could reach the keyboard, which has blessed me with a strong grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling — I know my effects from my affects, my its from my it’s and my whose and who’s, and I even know when to use em dashes. I’m cheerful, interested and communicative, and I dedicate myself to whatever projects I take on and make them the best they can be.

My strengths lie in grammar, spelling, making note of plot holes and inconsistencies and making sure your work is showing and telling others exactly what you want them to be seeing and hearing.

If you choose to work with me, the intellectual property and copyright of any files you send me will remain with you at all times. Payment will be done via PayPal invoicing to keep everything running smoothly and fairly for the both of us, but I’m open to other payment processors if you can’t use PayPal.

You’ll pay incrementally, as little as $25/week, until we finish your manuscript!

My Services

My editing services are low-cost and high communication. There will never be a point where you don’t know why I’m suggesting edits.

  • Proofreading: I will check for typos, spelling and grammar errors and generally let you know if something reads through okay.
  • Copy editing: I will go through your work and check it in depth for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors.
  • Line editing: I will break out a fine tooth comb and make adjustments to the very structure of the piece so it’s the best it can be and can be understood and read from an outside point of view without difficulty.
  • I also offer paid Betareading services if that’s something you’re into, which I charge for on a page-basis rather than a words-basis.

My editing should be done after your first private, personal edit. You should have your first draft, go over it yourself, and then bring it to me!

Cost:

  • Proofreading: $0.0055/word aka $5.50 per 1000 words (a 50,000 word piece would be $275)
  • Copy Editing: $0.0085/word aka $8.50 per 1000 words (a 50,000 word piece would be $425)
  • Line Editing: $0.0155/word aka $15.50 per 1000 words (a 50,000 word piece would be $775)
  • Betareading: $1.50/page aka approximately $6 per 1000 words (a 50,000 word piece would be around $300)

My prices are a reflection of my level of dedication and skill while still remaining affordable for committed indie authors.

Details

My preferred genre(s) are fantasy, sci-fi and any kind of speculative fiction, queer lit, romance and anything character-driven at its core, but I’ll do pretty much any genre except for horror and anything super-religious.

I reserve the right to not take on any work I can’t offer my best to.

If you’d like to work with me, you can email me at jessicanelsonhardy@gmail.com.

Testimonials

Several of these testimonials contain only usernames to protect the privacy of my clients.
“If you’re in need of quality and professional edits done by an amazing person, I will personally vouch for her. She’s done amazing work on all of my past projects, and I cant recommend her highly enough.”— Caitlin Birenbaum (@cait_birenbaum)
“This was "just" a sample edit, but the seller delivered exactly what she promised, and very quickly. Also very responsive!” — cellnd
“Jess is an awesome editor! Her comments and insights made my text MUCH better. She helped me with the flow and edited lots of accidental mistakes and misspells. Thank you!” — whatisthe
"It has been amazing working together. Jess understood all my needs and delivered the best possible results. Highly recommend!" — whatisthe

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