Editing for crime, thriller, mystery and suspense authors

Mini story editing package

The mini story editing package is for writers with a smaller budget, who are satisfied with the overall structure and bigger picture of their story

First 10,000 words edited

Gives professional guidance to help writers self-edit the remainder of their story

Package price: £295 (subject to seeing the manuscript first)


What's included?

Pre-edit chat by Zoom or Teams

Full edit of your first 10,000 words (line and copy editing)

Editorial report

Two copies of your edited document

(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 mini story editing package address?

I look at the first 10,000 words of 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
  • Sentence length
  • Consistency of character traits and identifying any obvious plot holes
  • Consistent style
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Use of inclusive language