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Editing Services

As of June 2022, I accept new editing clients on a case-by-case basis. Since I’m a full-time writer, this means that as time allows, I’ll fill new editing slots.

I currently provide the following editing services. At the present time, I do not edit Young Adult, Horror, or Inspirational/Christian Romance. New Adult editing will be a case-by-case basis. I also do not edit "first" books, which are an author's very first books written, unless it's previously been vetted by an industry professional--an agent or another editor. Many times, these books aren't ready for an editor's eyes and can take double or even triple the time needed for an edit, which must be billed accordingly. And because I’m also an author, I know how expensive that can be, which is why I don’t edit those books.

Comprehensive/Developmental Editing. This includes finding plot issues, looking at character development, emotional drive, misused or overused words, pacing problems, sentence structure, etc. Services here will also cover strengthening your plot and characters, finding places where deep POV can be added, etc. This service will also include light line editing. First pass is billed at full price. Second pass is 50% off.

In the same vein, I also do historical content editing. This includes doing a comprehensive sweep of your historical romance to check for anachronisms (modern things, pieces of clothing, words and phrases that shouldn’t be in your chosen time period) My strengths lie in the Regency and Victorian genres. The charge for this service is .0070 cents a word and will take the same amount of time to edit as listed below.

  • Unless you have been quoted for a specific job, I charge 0.0070 cents per word. This means, if you have a 25,000 word novella, the cost would be $175.00.
  • Anything under 50K will take me a week to edit. Anything over 50K will take me two weeks to edit (weekends and holidays not included).
Line Edits Only
  • If you're in need of line editing, I charge 0.0050 cents per word. Bear in mind, if I find a plot issue during this type of edit, I can’t tell you about it because that is not included in this type of edit.
Contact Information
  • If you have more questions or would like to schedule an editing slot, please email me at sandra.sookoo@live.com OR you can PM me through Facebook. Be sure to put "editing" somewhere in your subject line. I'll get back to you within 24 hours