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My name is Elizabeth, and I'm a full-time editor. I've had the pleasure of editing and proofreading the manuscripts of several KBoard members over the last three years, including some best sellers!

Arrowhead Editing focuses on the sentence-level editing of final draft manuscripts.

My services include:

Proofread
0.006 / word (or $60 per 10k words)
Take 10% off as a follow-up to a line edit

Line Edit
0.012 / word (or $120 per 10K words)

Genres I have edited:
Cozy Mysteries
Superhero
YA Urban Fantasy
Historical Fantasy
High Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Mysteries
Spy Thrillers
Science Fiction
Space Operas
Horror
Techno-Thriller
Contemporary Romance
Post-Apocalyptic
Alien Invasion
And more!

My strengths are in smoothing out sentences, ensuring consistency in spelling, names, and style, fixing grammatical errors both basic and advanced, catching repetitions, flagging inaccurate or anachronistic wording, and catching missing words and typos. I have been praised for my attention to detail and thorough edits.

I follow the Chicago Manual of Style and use both the New Oxford American Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. I am familiar with American and British spelling.

I use Microsoft Word's track changes and comment features. I also use Scrivener, though I prefer Word for editing.

I have studied creative writing & history at university, and I earned a degree in Broadcasting & Film.

Want to know whether I'm the right editor for your manuscript? Send a 1000-word sample that best reflects the overall condition of your manuscript to arrowheadediting[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll have the edited sample back to you within 48 hours (weekends not included).

For more information, including a detailed breakdown of the services I offer and my availability, please visit my website: www.arrowheadediting.com

You can also hire me through Reedsy!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me, email me, or post here!

Thank you for reading my post and I hope to work with you soon!
 

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Hi! I'm not a writer, but I know many folks here use Scrivener. Do you work with Scrivener, or only with .doc/x documents?
 

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Promotional Update: September 2, 2014

Offer is now closed (and in record time I think!)

With September's promotion being such a big hit, I'll be sure to hold more in the future. Check back for other promotional offers!
 

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Catherine Gardiner said:
Hello Elizabeth,

How long will this proofreading promotion be running for?

Thank you. :)
The first two weeks of September (or until I book 5-6 proofreading jobs).

I'd be more than happy to honor a scheduling with these rates, as long as your edits are scheduled for either September or October. If this doesn't work for you, email me and we can work something out.
 

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Heather Hamilton-Senter said:
Hi Elizabeth - I second Catherine's question. I would like to book a service if the sample goes well, but I'm looking for late September. This would be novella length so something around 30,000.
Hi Heather!

Late September works for me. Email me a sample whenever its ready and I'll get it back to you within 24 hours of receiving it.

Edited to add for no particular reason: I have Bound in Blue on my Kindle!
 

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I'm going to assume that a typical book would (ideally) need all phases of editing done. That is, developmental, substantive, and proofreading.

This would add up to $1,260 for an 80k manuscript. That's a lot of money for a self-pub author. Are there discounts available for the later phases, if the earlier phases are purchased?

Thanks
 

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Raquel Lyon said:
Just wondering what your turnaround time for approx. 40,000 words would be, please?
For 40,000 words, it usually takes 2-3 days, but that's usually for extensive copyedits. For a proofread, I'd estimate 1-2 days. If you need it done ASAP, I can push it to one day. These estimates can change depending on the level of work required.
 

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Andrew Broderick said:
I'm going to assume that a typical book would (ideally) need all phases of editing done. That is, developmental, substantive, and proofreading.

This would add up to $1,260 for an 80k manuscript. That's a lot of money for a self-pub author. Are there discounts available for the later phases, if the earlier phases are purchased?

Thanks
Actually 1,260 is a very very low quote for three full passes for the amount of work described. To put things in perspective I paid 500$ for 20k from my developmental/content editor for a single pass. Which would work out to about 2,000 for an 80k manuscript, and that's just for one pass. Now Joshua, the guy I worked with, does fall on the expensive end for Indies, but he wasn't the most expensive. So I think you'll find that these rates are quite low. Editing is expensive, and perhaps the most important investment you can put into your work.
 

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Sylvia R. Frost said:
Actually 1,260 is a very very low quote for three full passes for the amount of work described. To put things in perspective I paid 500$ for 20k from my developmental/content editor for a single pass. Which would work out to about 2,000 for an 80k manuscript, and that's just for one pass. Now Joshua, the guy I worked with, does fall on the expensive end for Indies, but he wasn't the most expensive. So I think you'll find that these rates are quite low. Editing is expensive, and perhaps the most important investment you can put into your work.
+1 :)
 

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Sent you an email :) Glad to be working with you! Now I can stop worrying about rereading my first book again trying to spot any small errors that may have slipped through, and finish up book 2 (which I'll likely send your way soon).
 
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