Editing Services

Writing isn’t one size fits all, so editing shouldn’t be either. Since every writer will have different needs and expectations for the editing process, I offer a variety of editing options for you. For those with budget concerns, payment plans are available.

Manuscript Services


Grammarly and Spell Check aren’t infallible. They can miss context, resist creative wordplay, and sometimes add punctuation where punctuation doesn’t belong. In other words, relying too much on digital correction can be counterproductive to your goals.

For my Copyediting/Proofreading Service, I will read your document with an eye for spelling, grammar, and general sentence structure. In this type of editing, I will not make comments on your ideas and will instead work with you on refining the words themselves. This service usually has the fastest return time and the lowest cost. Average pricing is $10.00 per 1000 words.

Developmental Editing

Sometimes when writing, things get lost. Maybe a plot point introduced in Act I is dropped by Act III. Maybe a character’s name is changed without explanation. Maybe information that lives in your head just doesn’t make it onto the page and your reader is the one who’s lost. To help you keep track of all the little details, developmental editing is key.

For my Developmental Editing Service, I will read your document and provide detailed feedback on your ideas, characterization, story structure, plot, worldbuilding, etc. This type of editing works best for those who are refining manuscripts, longer-form essays or poems, or projects that require internal consistency. As Developmental Editing is a process that requires greater attention to detail, it typically takes longer and has a higher cost. Average pricing is $20.00 per 1000 words.

Combination Services

Exactly what it says on the tin. This is a combination of the Proofreading/Copyediting Services and the Developmental Editing Service. For a Combination Service, I will correct spelling and grammar errors, make suggestions for sentence structure revision where necessary, and provide detailed feedback on your ideas, characterization, story structure, plot, worldbuilding, etc. As this is a combination of both services, it typically takes the longest time. Average pricing is $27.00 per 1000 words.

Additional Editing Services

Resume and Cover Letter Edits

Need someone to check your resume or cover letter for typos, clarity, and concision? With this service, I’ll look over your resume or cover letter, correct any typos, point out formatting errors, and indicate where there is a lack of clarity. Average pricing $10.00 per PAGE.

Student Essay Edits

Working on a writing assignment for class and need another set of eyes on it? With this service, I’ll not only check spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, but also check whether your thesis statement is supported by the evidence you provide in your paper and check that your citations are formatted correctly (if applicable). Average pricing $20.00 per paper.*

*Student must also provide the essay prompt and allow at least 2 days for turnaround. Paper limited to 2000 words total, or additional pricing will apply.

Thesis and Dissertation Edits

Finishing up a thesis or dissertation project and need someone to look over it? With this service, I’ll check grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and clarity of ideas. I can also check your citations and reference page. Pricing variable based on the length, complexity, and timeline of the project. Please contact me for rates.

Other projects not listed

Not seeing what you need here? Send me a message and we’ll see what your options are.

Rush Jobs

Need any of the above services in a hurry? Please contact me For rates.

“Everybody needs an editor.”

Pete Hamill

Still have questions? Message me for a free consultation.

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