Professional Editing from Joy E. Held
FREE 30-MINUTE EDITING CONSULTATION:
This free 30-minute consultation is to see if I am a good fit for your project. It is a Zoom meeting. It does not require any advance forms on your part, but do make a note on the confirmation page of the materials you must have on hand for the meeting.
Click this link to schedule FREE 30-MINUTE EDITING CONSULTATION $0.00
OPTION 1: ANALYSIS LETTER $375.00 plus tax
I will read up to 25,000 words (100 pages) of your typewritten manuscript, and you will receive a detailed multi-page analysis letter from me describing the strengths and suggestions for improvements. This is a LETTER ONLY sent to you via email. There is NO use of Word Track Changes. There is NO meeting. If you want me to read any amount over 25,000 words, please contact me to discuss pricing. If you want to have a meeting before and/or after, you must schedule Office Hours in addition to this option
Click this link to schedule ANALYSIS LETTER $375.00
OPTION 2: SAMPLE EDIT 10 PAGES, NO MEETING, $95.00 plus tax
I will provide a sample edit of ten pages, preferably the first ten pages, with comments in track changes and a detailed editorial feedback letter. This does NOT include a meeting (email, telephone, or Zoom.) The feedback email and letter will provide options, prices, and instructions for moving forward with a full manuscript edit. If you want to have a meeting before and/or after, you must schedule Virtual Office Hours in addition to this option
Click this link to schedule SAMPLE EDIT 10 PAGES NO MEETING $95.00
OPTION 3: EDIT OF 10 PAGES PLUS 30 MIN MEETING $195.00 plus tax
This option includes a thorough edit with comments in track changes, an editorial feedback letter, and a 30-minute meeting via Zoom or telephone AFTER the edit is completed and returned to you.
Click this link to schedule EDIT OF 10 PAGES PLUS MEETING $195.00
OPTION 4: RESEARCH-PUBLISHERS $250.00 plus tax
Customized research based on your genre of ten active independent and/or small PUBLISHERS who state on their websites that they publish your genre and are currently open to submissions. You will receive a Google doc listing the name, mailing address, and website link for each publisher. There will be no phone numbers or specific editor names provided. You may request more than ten publishers. Contact me for prices. NOTE: I do not take every publisher research project. If you want to have a meeting before and/or after, you must schedule Virtual Office Hours in addition to this option
Click this link to schedule RESEARCH-PUBLISHERS $250.00
Option 5: VIRTUAL OFFICE VISIT 30 MIN. $105.00 plus tax
This is a 30-minute chat on any ONE of the following topics:
How I edit
After you schedule a VIRTUAL OFFICE VISIT and payment is received in full, I will email you with instructions and a Zoom link.
Click this link to schedule a VIRTUAL OFFICE VISIT 30 MIN. $105.00
Important General information
There are no refunds.
This is a service product that sometimes results in products such as a letter or comments in Track Changes. I cannot get my time back after spending it. I guarantee that I will do the work. I do not guarantee that you will like it.
My areas of specialty: journal therapy, art journaling, short story, novella, novel-length fiction in a variety of genres, non-fiction books and articles, academic papers in the arts and health/fitness/wellness, creative non-fiction, personal essay, memoir, legacy letters, blogs, white papers, limited children’s and middle-grade fiction, and newsletter copy. I’m most comfortable editing in MLA and Chicago Manual of Style formats.
Most work is completed in two to six weeks from receipt of payment in full unless other arrangements have been made (except for book coaching.) Quicker turnarounds are charged an additional fee.
Signed agreement and payment in full are required before any work is started.
I reserve the right to refuse projects because of schedule constraints or unsuitability.
Payment via PayPal and Square (all credit cards accepted at these sites.)
I can only work with English submissions at this time.
I offer a 5% discount on all services to veterans.