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EDITING SERVICES

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EDITING SERVICES

The edit is provided in two parts: in-line commentary and an edit letter with the extract.

The in-line commentary is provided to give an idea of what is working well, what is eliciting strong emotions, and how the story is impacting a reader’s experience. It is also a chance for you to see questions, observations, and potential areas for improvement. 

The edit letter will summarize the piece's strengths and areas for improvement.

WHEN TO INVEST

I encourage you to seek as many beta readers, friends, and free resources as you can before seeking any paid services. If you find you’ve edited your piece to the best of your ability and have expended all the avenues at your disposal but still require additional feedback, then this is the right time for you. Whether you are seeking traditional publishing or submitting to a literary magazine, I want to help your story be as polished as possible.

CREDENTIALS

  • Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester, 2021

  • Brink Literacy Project's Publishing Internship, 2023

  • Currently acting as Junior editor for F(r)iction

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate, 2019

  • Over 6 years of teaching experience

During my career, I have been reading and editing writing as an ESL educator, anthology proofreader, magazine submission reader, and creative writing beta reader. While I am confident with works in translation, my edits should be used to craft story arcs and character development, not for final proofreading.

SPECIAL NOTICE

Please note, that I do not provide edits for the following genres and content:

  • Nonfiction

  • Historical fiction

  • Religious/Christian fiction

  • Work that is homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, sexist, racist, or intolerant in any way

FORMATTING SUBMISSIONS

  • Please only upload Word documents

  • 12 point font (Times New Roman preferred)

  • Double Spaced

  • Page numbers in the bottom right corner

  • Header in top left should include: Your Name (or pen name), the title of your piece, and word count - divided by underscores. For example: Daniela Rodríguez_The Story of Stories_Wordcount: 10,001

PRIVACY STATEMENT

All works submitted for editing retain the rights and privileges of the original author and will not be shared, published, or promoted by the editor.

PAYMENT & TURNAROUND

Payments can be made via PayPal and exact costs will be finalized after submitting the manuscript. Once payment is received, the writer can expect to receive feedback within 4-6 weeks (subject to the word count submitted).

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INVESTMENT

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THE UNIFORM EDIT

10 Pages at a fixed rate of $50.00

Must follow formatting guidelines

THE NARRATIVE EDIT

Up to 10,000 words at .02¢ per word.


There is no minimum word count for this category.

THE SAGA EDIT

Submissions of 10,000 words or more at .03¢ per word

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TESTIMONIALS

"Haley sees both the small details and the big picture, so she offers advice that not only addresses the niggly bits, but helps give the whole work better clarity. Incredibly valuable."

Debbie Enever, Midowed

Haley always has insightful and intelligent comments. She is very professional but friendly. Her edits consider plot and story level,  as well as technical edits such as word and grammar, making her feedback well-rounded. She is an essential editor in my writing process and I would not be where I am today without her advice.

E F McAdam, PhD Creative Writing University of Liverpool

"Haley makes an effort to understand the story and cuts deeper than only addressing grammar and structure. Her feedback is thorough, encouraging and reliable, and never fails to make me think of things I had not previously considered."

Louise Berger, PhD Creative Writing Lancaster University

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