Editing/Formatting Services

Editing Services:
I've been working as a freelance editor since September 2009. I am now taking on more editing jobs and accepting new clients. Below are my qualifications, some of my previous clients, and my rates. If you are interested in my editing services, please contact me via email: khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com. I would love to discuss your writing and how I could be of help to you.
I am available to edit:
  • Picture books
  • Novels (any age level or genre)
  • Short Stories (any age level or genre)
  • Essays
*I edit both fiction and nonfiction in all of the above categories. 

Previous and Current Clients Include:

  • Two book publishers, editing picture books and novels (I am currently an editor for Leap Books.)
  • A school district, proofreading educational documents
  • Writers needing an editor to polish their work before submitting to agents and/or publishers
  • Bloggers 

Qualifications:

I have a masters degree in English Secondary Education. I taught language arts for seven years before becoming a full-time writer and freelance editor. I've had over 100 short stories published in a variety of children's magazines, anthologies, and educational websites. To date, I have two picture book published and four other under contract. I also write middle grade and young adult novels. My YA paranormal books include the best selling Touch of Death series (Spencer Hill Press) and The Monster Within duology (Spencer Hill Press). 

Rates:

I charge between $1.75-$2.00 per page depending on the project and type of edit. 
  • Proofreader or final editor to check for spelling, grammar, etc.: $1.75 per double-spaced page
  • Content edit to comment on plot and characterization without spelling and grammar, etc.: $1.75 per double-spaced page
  • Developmental edit (commenting on the content as well as the spelling, grammar, etc.): $2.00 per double-spaced page
Critique Services:
Not looking for a full edit but want a critique of your opening pages? I offer critique services for $1.50 per double-spaced page. Comments will not be as extensive as a full edit, but I'll point out strengths, weaknesses, and offer advice for improvements.

Query Letter Edits:
Writing a blurb isn't easy, but I can help you polish that blurb and get your query letter the attention you're looking for. Query letter edits are a flat $15 fee.

For picture books and short stories, I charge a flat fee of $32.

I usually take payments through PayPal, but if you don't have a PayPal account, we can work out other arrangements.
If you are interested in my editing or critique services, please email me at khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com with your name and a brief description of the kind of edit you are looking for.

Ebook Formatting:
I offer ebook formatting in the following formats:
iBook
Kindle (.mobi)
Kobo
Nook (.epub)
Google Play
Generic EPUB


For a simple ebook without extra frills in formatting, the cost is $30 for any or all of the formats listed above. For special formatting or any enhancements, the price ranges from $35-$45 depending on what you require. A price will be determined before I begin working on the book.