Let's face it, editing can be expensive - even though it's important for producing a professional story. Let me help.
I have 9 novels published with 3 more due out in 2018/2019. My short stories have been short-listed in the Aurealis Awards and the Writers of the Future Contest (selected from thousands of entries). I've short stories appearing in anthologies and have also edited a 100 000 word anthology of speculative fiction stories. I've spent the last seven years intensively learning the craft from the best I can find. Happy to pass on my experience.
Pricing (in AUD)
Structural and Line Editing Short stories...(1 thorough pass) $0.03c/word (Length up to 10000 words)
How it works... 1) You contact me with a query and with an idea of what work you'd like done and the time/deadline you need it by. Then email me your Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll read it to see if it's the type of story that best suits my skills. If it's not, I might be able to recommend someone else. 2) If it is, I'll send you back fee confirmation and my best estimate for a finish date (If it's needed back urgently, please let me know in your first contact so I can check my schedule) 3) If you're happy with that, I can send you an invoice and you can use Paypal for payment.
What you'll get... Structural edit - a marked up copy of the story in Word, with suggestions for improving pacing, scene structure, character arcs, story/plot arcs, plot holes, and key story turning points. Return time usually 1-2 weeks depending on story length Line edit - a marked up copy of the story in Word, with suggested options for word choices, sentence structure, repeated words, grammar and punctuation, jarring words, and character/plot/world-building inconsistencies. Return time 2-3 weeks depending on story length Manuscript assessment - 1-4 pages (depending on story length) of notes on story strengths & weaknessess, characterisation, plot arcs, story resolution, and general suggestions for improvement, if needed. Return time 1 week, depending on story length.
Your story will not be given/shared with anyone else, in any form, whilst it is in my possession. Copies will be deleted on completion of the requested service.
Aiki Flinthart has assessed and edited my writing for a couple of years now, and I can honestly say my work is better for her deft touch. She respects your style and does not stomp all over your story changing your voice or the magic that makes your writing unique. She has a gift for seeing the overarching story and drawing it altogether so it is stronger, with punch and emotional impact. Aiki is a delight to work with. She is professional, patient and has the light touch of great editor. I highly recommend her. - DA Kelly www.dakellyfantasybooks.com
As a first time author I needed extra nurturing to get my manuscript ready for publishing. Aiki Flinthart's expertise and attention to detail not only enabled me to complete my manuscript and get it published, but she also helped me to grow and develop as an author. I can't thank her enough and highly recommend her services to anyone. ~ Caitlyn M. McPherson
Aiki gave wholistic, prompt and detailed feedback. A bottomless well of experience and the catalyst who has inspired and encouraged me to become a better writer. - Ted Johnson
Aiki’s eye for detail has enabled me to greatly improve my writing. Every author should be so lucky to receive the editorial attention provided by her. A sound knowledge of the industry, combined with technical talent, ensures that your writing will be the very best that it can be. - Melanie Sienkiewicz