Manuscript Editing

Wondering if your book makes sense?

Writing a book isn’t easy, and it can be easy to be discouraged by the time revision time rolls around. Sometimes we all need a little help making sure our words are sharp.

I’m here to help.

I offer a range of manuscript editing services. I specialise in developmental or structural editing. This means I assist in making sure words flow well and convey your message well.

I also offer line edits, focusing on grammar and sentence structure.

Why me?

I’ve worked across a range of projects. Everything from professional applications, website copy and author manuscripts. I currently contract manuscript editing services to Shawline publishing.

At Shawline I’ve had the pleasure of working with a range of authors across genres, but specialise in YA, fantasy and science fiction.

What’s the process?

I currently offer a free 1000 word sample edit on manuscripts. This sample will be selected by me from your full manuscript to give you insight into the value of my services. Try before you buy!

If you choose to go forward with the service this is what the next steps are!

  • I read your document.
  • I will suggest changes to the document using track changes in Word.
  • I will supply you with the edited version and a detailed editing summary report.
  • We can then have a one-on-one discussion regarding any questions you may have!
  • I will read your document again for a final proof read (optional).

The one-on-one service I offer is personalised, you have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss your project with me via email or video chat – whichever you’re most comfortable with!

How much does it cost?

Because of the personalised nature of my editing services, my quote can only be finalised once I’ve seen your manuscript.

But, a rough guide is $200 per 10,000 words for line editing. This is inclusive of editing, editing summary report and a one-on-one editing meeting.

All clients are required to sign a contract and pay a minimum deposit before we begin work.

Ready to work together?

If you’d like to get in touch about my editing services, click the button at the end of the page or contact me. Please include details of your manuscript genre, word count and desired time frame.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Books I’ve worked on

What People Say

Steph assisted with editing my university application. Her aptitude, professionalism and skill enabled me to be accepted for my honours degree at Monash University Melbourne, Australia. Huge thank you and much appreciation to Steph. A very talented writer and lovely lady. Thank you!

Samantha (Healthcare professional).

Let’s find your words.