UPDATE: Due to an excessive workload, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Thank you.
If I push, it’s because I want you to fly.
Look inside yourself.
So you have an idea for a novel, and you’ve studied the art and craft of writing a little, and you’ve completed several chapters — maybe even the entire manuscript — but you know there’s still something missing. Maybe you need an objective, trained pair of eyes to help you see where you’ve gone off-track with the plot. Perhaps you need someone with a fresh perspective to help you flesh out your characters. Or, could it be that you just need help with your grammar, and with ramping up the power and efficacy of your prose?
That’s why I’m here. I can help you in a few ways. First, if you’re truly in the early developmental stages, and what you really need is some basic training — a short online writing class, as it were — so you can do some self-editing and revising before your project is ready for a serious edit, I can custom-tailor training to your specific needs (Cost = $40 per hour). Second, if you’re beyond that point, but still need direction to guide your manuscript revisions and polishing, I can help you streamline your focus to move the project closer to completion (Cost = $40 per hour). Third, if I agree that your piece is ready for a full content and line edit, I can help you there too (Cost = $0.02 per word [or $150 minimum] for full manuscript).
To see what others have said about my editing service, see these testimonials. And then let’s talk. Just email me at Lane@LaneDiamond.com and let me know what you need. We’ll have that preliminary conversation, and I’ll provide a no obligation, sample edit for you, so you can see for yourself what I do, and whether I’m the right editor for you.
Here are just a few of the pieces I’ve edited (more books being released soon):