Editing Services


Beta-Reading              $3.00 per thousand words

Includes: Notes on plot, characterization, continuity, and writing style. If there is something specific you’d like me to focus on, let me know.

Line/Copy Editing        $3.00 per thousand words

Includes: Checking for spelling, grammar, proper punctuation, capitalization, paragraph breaks, etc.

Double Bundle              $4.50 per thousand words

Includes: Both beta reading and copy editing services at a 25% discount than purchasing separately.

Short stories, essays, articles, and non-fiction are welcome! Pricing will be recalculated by word count. Essays, articles, and non-fiction will be eligible for copy-editing only. All short fiction will be priced at a minimum of $10.00. Prices are listed in USD. Email me with any questions!

What you get:

  • Full page-by-page manuscript notes within the manuscript itself.
  • A separate document containing overview notes on plot, characterization, etc. (Beta Reading and Double Bundle only.)
  • A 10% discount on your next manuscript or short story if you submit a review of my services.

Acceptable formatting:

  • Document must be in .doc or .docx format. I utilize the track changes feature to implant comments and corrections in line with the text. Email me if you have any questions about saving in programs other than MS Word.
  • 12 pt Serif-style font (Times New Roman, for instance.)
  • Double-spaced.
  • 1” margins.
  • Page break between chapters. (If you’d rather I work chapter by chapter, I can take each chapter in a separate file and send it back to you when it’s finished. You will still receive the overall Beta/Double Bundle notes when I’m through the entire manuscript.)
  • Please round your word count to the nearest hundred.

I do not accept:

  • Erotica
  • Fan fiction
  • Poetry

I encourage:

  • Novels
  • Short stories
  • Flash fiction
  • Science fiction and fantasy

I read a variety of fiction and I’m happy to review a synopsis for anything you’ve got, but I also reserve the right to reject a story by the way your synopsis reads. If it’s something I don’t feel I could offer constructive feedback on, I will try to refer you to someone who can.

Feel free to email me with any questions at katieleahbauman [at] gmail [dot] com. All payment is processed through PayPal, half when I begin your work and the rest when it is complete.

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