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Editing Services

On top of being a writer, I am also an editor. I have five years of experience editing fiction, five years copy editing non-fiction, a grad certificate in creative writing, a certificate in publishing (which included editing courses), and a B.A. in English. I have also been editing for Ebook Launch since 2022, have a ProSeller account on Fiverr, and joined Reedsy in 2024.  

I'm an absolute master at POV, head-hopping, active vs passive voice, showing and not telling, and fact-checking (especially for sci-fi concepts/terminology and weaponry). I adapt my style to your needs: are you new to editing and want someone to give you pointers and boost your confidence along with the edit? I can do that. If you want someone to dive in and give it to you straight, I can do that too.

When it comes to whether I offer a line or copy edit, while there are many webpages explaining the difference, it really depends on your specific manuscript. Some manuscripts require a deeper dive into the structure of the nitty-gritty aspects of the book, such as continuity and repetition, and some manuscripts need more tightening of grammar and style. Most of the time, books need a bit of both, so my edit does what you need. As such, I provide a 
free, three-page sample. Based on what I can see (as certain aspects take more time than others), I will give you a quote between 0.014 cents per word and 0.016. I prefer the "per word" method, as it allows you to know the price going in (as opposed to hourly). I also charge 13% tax, as per my province's requirements.  

While I don't do proofreading, if you'd like me to format your book, I can do so for a $150 flat rate. I use Atticus, a formatting software that produces files for Amazon and Ingram (both print and ebook). I can give you a selection of fonts, as well as fancy scene breaks (even ones you provide yourself, if, say, you have an emblem you've created). Given my experience working in traditional publishing, I will set up your front matter and copyright page as per industry standards. I can generate both Advance Reader Copies and the final versions in epub, Amazon, and Ingram Spark compatible files. I can even give you advice on page size, etcetera! 

And, as a no-charge bonus, on or close to your launch day, I will mention your book on my BookTube channel (475 subscribers as of Jan 2024) AND do a dedicated post on my 1300+ followers Bookstagram (as of Jan 2024, which is about 80% readers - it's not an Instagram for my own work). I love indie authors and want you to succeed!

 

I can normally edit a 75-100K manuscript in 2 weeks. 

I can also do paid Beta Reading for $20/hour (Science Fiction only), where I'll provide detailed feedback on the plot, characters, tropes, and world-building.
 

Check out my Contact Page.

Testimonials

"Tina is a fantastic editor- nothing misses her keen eye. I hope to work with her in the future again. In addition to doing great work it is always delivered on time if not before time which a huge bonus! Many Thanks Tina!"

"Tina really knows her stuff! She provides very detailed feedback and even suggestions that were more like a Dev edit. She was also enthusiastic about the project, which was so great!"

"Amazing experience! Amazing editor. Tina has great attention to detail - the grammar, punctuation, and story itself. She edited my entire novel quickly but with lots of care. She responded to all my questions and I'm more than satisfied with the result. I would definitely ask for her help on future projects and recommend her to others. She is an expert of her craft and very easy to talk to!" 

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Recent Projects

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