Editing for crime, thriller, mystery and suspense authors

Story editing package

The story editing package is for writers who are satisfied with the overall structure and bigger picture of their story. 

Package price: £13–£18 per 1000 words (subject to seeing whole manuscript) 

What's included?

Pre-edit chat by Zoom or Teams

Full edit (line and copyediting)

Editorial report (40+ pages)

Two copies of your edited story

(one showing track changes and one with changes accepted)

Style sheet

My guide to using track changes in Word

My guide to using Word shortcuts

Post-edit communication to answer any questions arising from my edit and report

Referrals to a proofreader and designer (if needed)

What does the story editing package address?

I look at your story line by line, smoothing the flow and sense. Typically, this covers:

  • Point of view and head-hopping
  • Use of tenses
  • Repetition and redundancy
  • Showing and telling
  • Overwriting
  • Dialogue effectiveness
  • Character description
  • Consistency of character traits and identifying any obvious plot holes
  • Sentence length
  • Consistent style
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Use of inclusive language