Editing Services


Editing Services

I am now accepting clients for editorial services. I have eight years of editorial experience copyediting, proofreading, and editing content. I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal and Associate Editor of Luna Station Quarterly and am an Author Mentor Match Mentor. I have provided query and chapter critiques through various fundraisers and contests, and I admin a critique partner match group on Facebook. My own critique partners have gone on to land top agents, make it into Pitch Wars, and be selected as mentees in Author Mentor Match. My turnaround time is generally very quick, and I love to work with new writers.

To check my availability and book my services, send me an email at danamelebooks @ gmail.com

For my list of resources for young writers, click here!


Query Critique

I will critique your query and give you the following:

  1. Proofread
  2. Line edits
  3. Notes on voice and tone
  4. Notes on structure, word count, and general presentation
  5. Notes on stakes, premise, conflict
  6. Notes on bio
  7. Notes on comps, and possible alternative suggestions

A query critique is $25, or $20 for returning clients.


Query + First Ten 

I will critique your query as detailed about plus your first ten pages. For your pages, I will include:

  1. A brief edit letter discussing voice, character, dialogue, tone, pacing, and general flow
  2. Line edits
  3. Suggestions on how to highlight strengths and areas to work on or eliminate
  4. Proofread

A query + first ten page critique is $40, or $35 for returning clients.


Partial Manuscript Copyedit

I will thoroughly copyedit a partial manuscript, paying close attention to grammar, punctuation, and style, and format your manuscript to industry standards. I charge per page for copyediting.

A partial manuscript copyedit is $2 per page for up to 50 pages


Full Manuscript Copyedit

As described above under partial manuscript edit, but I will include my general impressions on the voice, tone, character, and clarity of the manuscript.

A full manuscript copyedit is $2 per page