Edit My Novel



"I LIKE TO POINT OUT BOTH STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, SO you'll have A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT NEEDS WORK AND WHAT you are ALREADY DOING WELL." 



We respect your privacy and your work. 

We offer nondisclosure agreements for anyone wanting peace of mind about their original work.

Still not sure if our editing will work for you? That's why Cara is happy to offer a free sample edit of your first 500 words. Simply email her your first 500 words and she'll edit them for free. 

free sample edit


  • We can edit your entire manuscript, or one chapter at a time.
  • We edit nonfiction and fiction in all major genres, as well as short stories, poetry and even partially-written manuscripts and outlines.
  • We won't abandon you after editing is complete. All editing packages include unlimited email communication.
  • most edits complete within 2-4 weeks.


Book editing services


Cara Lockwood, one of the best book editors in the business, will help you get your manuscript ready to share with the world.

Editing turnaround times average between 10 and 15 business days. 

The Self-Publish Package
Cost: about three cents per word


Ready to get your book out there as soon as you can? You need the self-publish package. It includes: 


  • Two separate edits of your manuscript. During the first pass, I’ll point out any major issues with plot development, voice, point of view, character development, pace, as well as major copy-editing issues for grammar, punctuation and spelling. Edits will be sent back to you, and after you make changes, I’ll read through your work one last time to make sure the copy is ready for publishing. One-read-through packages also available at discounted rates.
  • Free edit of marketing copy, including book cover and jacket copy, author bio and summary.


 


The Pitch-to-Agents/Traditional Publishing Package
Cost: about two cents per word


Want to go the route of traditional publishing? Then this package is for you. It includes: 


  • One read-through of your manuscript. This includes a developmental edit as well as a line edit for grammar and punctuation. I’ll point out any major issues with plot development, voice, point of view, character development, pace, as well as major copy-editing issues for grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • A review and edit of your query letter and summary.
  • Any questions answered about traditional publishing, including recommendations of how to pitch your book. 




 
The Not Sure Package
Cost: a cent and a half per word.

Not sure if your work is “good enough” to publish? The Not Sure Package will give you a general evaluation of your work with a developmental edit that focuses on the plot, pace, characters and voice of your story. This does not include a heavy line edit for grammar or punctuation, but I will point out general issues, if there are recurring errors. I will edit as much or as little of your manuscript as you like. 





 




How Does it Work?

If you choose us, we'll send you a personalized invoice and you'll send us your manuscript in a Word document. In two to three weeks, you'll get your manuscript back with clearly marked Track Changes. 

Book Editing services