Editing Services

I am now offering several editing services, including sensitivity reading, beta reading, content editing, blurb editing and final look.

Qualifications: I'm a New York Times/USA Today/International (Italy) Bestselling author. I've been publishing (both independent and traditionally) for five years. I also have a Bachelor's degree in journalism with an English minor and worked as a copy editor in college. I've beta read for several authors before, including Magan Vernon, and I've done sensitivity reading for Kylie Scott.

"Chelsea was wonderful to work with. Her thoroughness and attention to detail were excellent. Through her notes and suggestions, I was able turn transform my book into exactly what I envisioned when I first got the idea for the story. She helped me work out the kinks I couldn't quite figure out on my own. I'll definitely use her in the future!"
-Gretchen Tubbs, author of Written in the Sand

"A great service to help authors be more diverse with our characters. I'll be working with Chelsea on all of my books from now on."
-New York Times Bestselling author Kylie Scott  

Sensitivity reading: I can read for the following
Depression
Social anxiety disorder
Bisexuality/Queerness
I will go through your work and read for representation and offer solutions/critique if I find something problematic.
*my experiences are not universal, but I'll do the best I can with the above subjects, since I live with them myself. A sensitivity read is also not an endorsement of the book. The only thing I can do is give you suggestions.

Beta reading: This is not a substitute for an edit/proofreeding/copy edit. What I can offer is a read of your work with emphasis on the story structure, conflict, continuity, tense, grammar, consistency. My expertise is in the romance genre (YA, NA and Adult), but I also love fantasy (YA and NA). I am also available for books featuring/starring LGBTQIAAP+ characters (YA, NA and Adult). Science Fiction is not my forte, but if your story is light on the science, we can talk. 

Content editing: This is a little bit more than beta reading, but less than a copy edit. What I can offer is a read of your work with emphasis on the story structure, conflict, continuity, tense, grammar, consistency. I will also go over the pacing of the story and give an overall critique (with strengths and weaknesses, including character motivation, pacing, and overall story structure) in addition to the notes I make in your manuscript. This is ideal for stories that are still in the developmental stage and might need some help to get to where they need to be. This is also good if something isn't working about your story, but you need another set of eyes on it to figure out what's working and what's not.

Blurb editing: I've done this for a number of authors before, and I've found I really enjoy it. This is idea for indie authors who are writing their own blurbs for online retailers and want to hook readers with an attractive blurb. I will edit your blurb and make suggestions as to how you can make it more enticing/better give an idea of what your book is about so you can reach your readers.

Final Look: This is ideal for indie authors who want one last look at their book before hitting that Publish button. I will specifically look for things like: missing punctuation, missing quotation marks, repeated words, wonky formatting, incorrect chapter numbering, and any of those other tricky things that another set of eyes might not catch. I will load your book onto my iPad and read it like a reader would, and send you a report with errors and their locations in the text.

Prices:

Sensitivity reading
Pitch/query/synopsis: $50.00
Novella (up to 25K words): $150.00
Novel (up to 60K words): $200.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $250.00
Novel (over 100K words): $300+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Beta reading
Novella (up to 25K words): $75.00
Novel (up to 60K words): $225.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $275.00
Novel (over 100K words): $325+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Content Editing
Novella (up to 25K words) $100.00
Novel (Up to 60K words): $250.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $325.00
Novel (over 100K words): $375+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Blurb Editing
$20.00

Final Look
Novella (up to 25K words) $50.00
Novel (Up to 60K words): $75.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $100.00
Novel (over 100K words): $150.00+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Timeline: I'm a pretty fast reader, but I do have my own deadlines, so please let me know if you need the project sooner or later. I can do an average book (90K words) in two weeks or less, depending on the amount of critique, but it is entirely dependent on each situation. Each level of editing takes a different amount of time, with content editing being the most intensive.

If you are interested, send an email to: chel.c.cam@gmail.com with the subject header SENSITIVITY READ or BETA READ or CONTENT EDITING or BLURB EDITING or FINAL LOOK with the length of your project, your timeline and what you expect from me. I'll contact you back as soon as I can and we can get something set up.

Payment: I accept payment via PayPal and will require a 50 percent deposit to book your space with the remaining 50 percent when the project is delivered to you.

Format: I edit in Microsoft Word.

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