Joni M. Fisher

Editing Services

Editing

hands shown on computer keyboardWith a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and over 20 years of writing and editing experience, I edit quickly and thoroughly. I charge based on word count (300 words per page) more than actual pages, because the manuscript might have pages with only a sentence on them. I must see the manuscript to determine the price per page because not all manuscripts require the same time to proofread.

I perform two complete rounds of editing for:

  • grammar,
  • punctuation,
  • syntax,
  • verb/subject agreement,
  • logic and cause/effect order,
  • spelling (must inform me if author prefers British over American English),
  • formatting to Chicago Manual of Style for print publication, and
  • comments and suggestions for clarity and continuity.

I have found that two edits work best because you might have changes or clarifications to add after the first round, so I check them again.

I am under contract to edit for two small publishing houses as well as for select individual published authors.

I do not do story or developmental editing. If you seek developmental editing services, then I recommend http://freexp.squarespace.com/ and Lorin Oberweger or Larry Brooks at http://www.storyfix.com. Also, if you seek formatting for print or ebook publication, I recommend the good folks at AuthorEMS.com.

An article by Chuck Sambuchino at WriterUnboxed.com  gives advice on how to shop for an editor. His website was named one of Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for writers.

References:

“When I converted my print backlist to eBooks, I could have done the nuts and bolts of the transition, but outsourcing the project saved me time and money and kept me from pulling my hair out! Joni handled proofing and formatting quickly, efficiently and professionally. She did a great job and I’m looking forward to working with her on my eBook originals. Highly recommended.”

Diane Capri, Author, Website: http://www.DianeCapri.com

“She is prompt, courteous and simply fantastic…I recommend her highly :)”

Greg S. Reid, Author, Speaker, Filmmaker, and Co-Owner of Sherpa Press. Website: http://gregsreid.com.

“Professional, timely, and thorough, Joni surpassed my expectations! It is a relief to have finally found a trusted and experienced copy editor, someone I can go to for all of the books in my series and not have to worry about the quality of the feedback.”

Author Rissa Brahm

“I hired Joni as an editor for a book I was writing with a colleague on Pre-Sales Training tactics and techniques. I found Joni to not only be very competent in her editing skills but a pleasure to work with. She was a real professional and a great coach. For those who know me, you understand just how difficult of a task that is…. If you need a strong technical writer or editor for a publication or marketing project I would recommend Joni, I will certainly be hiring her again for my next project.”

Alton Gibbs, Co-Founder of xSelligent Technologies, Alton.gibbs@xselligent.com

Twyla Prindle, Owner of Prindle House Publishing, Website: http://Prindlehouse.com

If you would like me to bid on your project, then complete the form below and I’ll send a bid and a contract for you to consider. I will proofread a 5-page sample for free.

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Advice on Editing Fiction