Services

I am currently accepting clients

I offer a wide range of services for students and authors alike.

  • Audio book narrator
  • English tutor
  • Editor
  • Writing services

Editing Services for Students

Academic Paper Editing Services include dissertations, thesis, college papers, and essays. I accommodate deadlines and short notices.

  • Corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
  • Ensures consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization

Rates: Available on request

Free Sample: 500 words

Request a quote via email at Angela at [email protected]


Editing Services for Authors

I welcome heavy edits!

Developmental editing

Developmental editing is the first stage of editing and is usually applied to a first or rough draft. Its is recommended to get a developmental edit prior to passing the manuscript on to beta readers. Some authors get a developmental edit to help recover from writer’s block, or are looking for a fresh view. In these cases, the manuscript may not be finished. Many authors change the manuscript after a developmental edit. At this stage, the focus is on story, flow, pacing, and content. Read more about Developmental editing

  • Review for structure
  • Review for content
  • Read for pacing
  • Edit for consistency
  • Edit for marketability
  • Edit for readability
  • Edit for form
  • Reviewed for genre
  • Reviewed for characterization
  • Reviewed for story
  • Reviewed for plot

-Requirements: None

-Rates: $0.005 per word

-Payment Plan: Yes

-Sample: Free up to 2,000 words

-Turn Around: 1 week per 10,000 words

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Line Editing

Line editing is for manuscripts that are almost ready for publication. Beta readers may still be reading your manuscript. You may have an artist working on the cover or you’re ready to shop for an artist. You are done applying changes to the manuscript. If changes are needed during an edit, now is the time to do it.

  • Words or sentences that are extraneous or overused
  • Run-on sentences
  • Redundancies from repeating the same information in different ways
  • Dialogue or paragraphs that can be tightened
  • Scenes where the action is confusing or the author’s meaning is unclear due to bad transitions
  • Tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing
  • Passages that don’t read well due to bland language use
  • Confusing narrative digressions
  • Changes that can be made to improve the pacing of a passage
  • Words or phrases that may clarify or enhance your meaning.

-Requirements: All changes must be done or mostly done. No more changes are permitted once your manuscript has been submitted.

-Rates: $0.005 per word

-Payment Plan: Yes

-Sample: Free up to 2,000 words

-Turn Around: 1 week per 10,000 words

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Copy Editing

Copy Editing is the final stage of editing and should be reserved for manuscripts that are ready for publication. If you have used beta readers, then they are done with your manuscript. Your manuscript may have already had a line edit. Some authors choose to submit their books for line editing or copy editing only. You are done applying changes to the manuscript.

  • Corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax
  • Ensures consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization
  • Tracks macro concerns like internal consistency.

-Requirements: All changes must be done or mostly done. No more changes are permitted once your manuscript has been submitted.

-Rates: $0.005 per word

-Payment Plan: Yes

-Sample: Free up to 2,000 words

-Turn Around: 1 week per 10,000 words

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Writing services

Query Letter

I will write your query letter for you. With six months of query letter writing, I received three requests to read my manuscripts and a number of invitations to query agents again. Form letters stopped and agents took time to write to me directly.

Rate: $50.00

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Author Bio

I will write your author bio for you. This service includes a short bio (150 words) and a long bio (500 words).

Rate: $50.00

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Book Blurb

Available only to authors who have received my editing services. Upon completing an editing job, authors can purchase a book blurb. This service includes an elevator pitch, tag line, short blurb, and long description.

$50.00

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Editing Tools

All edits are done using Microsoft Word. Authors must submit their manuscript via email either as .DOC or .DOCX. I use track changes and provide instructions if needed.

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Credentials

Ms. Chrysler is a self-certified grammar Nazi. Her passion for words has turned her to linguistics and the study of language. Her interests include Old Norse, Proto-Germanic, Icelandic, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Classic Greek, and etymology as well as the evolution of language. She has been writing religiously since 2007 and is well versed in the use of UK, Australian, and US dialects.

A word about my editing style…

I take my edits very seriously and handle your manuscript like I handle my own: cold and methodically. I show no mercy (to the words).

I have high standards and have a reputation of being thorough and tough. I can not, in good conscience, give you any less than my best.

If you know me, I am warm, friendly, and kind. When I edit, I enter “the cold zone.” This comes through in my edits. I do not believe a cruel edit will improve anyone. I believe an honest critique will. I edit for everything including aesthetics (the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste.) If I suggest a change due to aesthetics, I will tell you this is so. Feel free to disregard aesthetic changes I recommend. If you wish me to not edit for aesthetics, let me know before we begin.

I do not just change things. I make it a point to tell you why I change something. I do this to justify the change to myself, so I don’t change things haphazardly. I force myself to think about the edit. I do this to keep my own writing skills sharp, and to better help you and your story.

I am always available for follow up.

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Audiobook Narrator

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Monthly payment plans are available upon request. All payments are conducted through PayPal. I do not provide beta reading services, book reviews, and/or formatting.

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