Editing Services

I love working with writers to make their stories wonderful. I specialize in romances and mysteries, though I’ve worked on almost every other genre. I’ve been working with authors in critique groups since 2012.

Full Developmental Edits: $.007/word

I will look for big picture, structural issues that might be holding your story back. I will read the manuscript and comment on what is and isn’t working, using Microsoft Word track changes. In addition, I will write a developmental letter (minimum five pages for a full-length novel), noting how a story can be strengthened and offering specific suggestions.

Topics typically include:

  • plot (story structure, reader engagement, overall concept, plot holes, world building)
  • characters (character arcs, consistency, likability and effectiveness of introductions)
  • style (pacing, descriptions, imagery, “showing versus telling”)
  • general writing issues (point-of-view problems, dialogue and action tags, repetition)
  • romance arc (if present)
  • mystery arc (if present)

I still strongly recommend getting copy edits, though I will provide light copy editing whenever I’m providing in-line comments.

Don’t need an entire developmental edit? Or are you looking for an economical option? Choose whether you prefer to receive only a developmental letter or only in-line comments.

Developmental letter only: $.004/word

In-line comments only: $.004/word

All prices are in US dollars. Payments are made via paypal.

Turnaround time: A full-length novel will take 10 days.

Rush fee: Need feedback in a few days? If I have room in my calendar, I will rush a manuscript to you for an additional charge.

I currently have availability in my schedule after October 15th. E-mail me at biancablythebooks@gmail.com to get on my calendar. I look forward to working with you!