Your audience deserves the best reading experience you can deliver, and you deserve punctual, professional assistance in delivering that experience. Make me your second pair of eyes. I'll inspect your copy -- whether it's a novel, a blog post, or anything in between -- and highlight every opportunity for improvement.

"I was thoroughly impressed with Cory's attention to detail and rock solid knowledge of grammar and syntax. He not only found my mistakes, but also helped root out awkward phrases and redundant word choices. His keen ear for language is a real asset, and one I was glad to benefit from."

Mike Langlois, author of the Emergent Earth series

I offer three levels of service: proofreading, copyediting, and copyediting with rewrites.

Proofreading

$4 per 1000 words

I search for basic mechanical errors, such as misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, and grammatical mistakes. If your work needs only a quick once-over before publishing, this is the service for you.

Copyediting

$6 per 1000 words

In addition to the above, I closely read your text for more subjective qualities such as idea flow and readability. I pay special attention to voice and tense; verbs are the beating hearts of sentences. I offer some limited suggestions for phrases or clauses that could be written more clearly, especially if I see the same issue recurring frequently. Most clients derive maximum value for their dollar from this service.

Copyediting with Rewrites

$10 per 1000 words

This is the Cadillac option. In addition to the above, I offer fully formed and thoroughly explained suggestions for rewriting problematic phrases, clauses, sentences, or passages. This work takes a great deal of time, but there's no substitute for the level of assistance on offer. While this service is extensive, please note that it is not a full developmental editing. While I catch basic lapses of continuity or characterization, I work much more with your language than your structural choices.

Deadlines

Your time is important to me, and I will commit to a deadline before accepting any project. I will work with you to determine a mutually acceptable target date. Rush jobs may be available for a surcharge.

Please email the details of your project to cory@editingbywhiteland.com. Make sure to include:

I look forward to working with you!