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MY SERVICES

 what do i do best?

Horrorsmith Editing is a full service editing company offering multiple comprehensive packages to fit your manuscript's unique needs. 

Whether you need a developmental edit to bring your characters to life and enhance your hook, a line and copy edit to polish your sentence structure and improve your syntax, or more budget-friendly options like our new monthly editing subscription or our 20-page editing walkthrough, allow Horrorsmith Editing to be an integral part of your publishing team!

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our most popular packages

Developmental

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Line and Copy

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Guided Editing

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what they're saying

I was blown away by Lyndsey's professionalism, communication, and incredible knowledge of the editing process.

H. C. Newell

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EDITING SUBSCRIPTION

At Horrorsmith, we understand every writer has to start somewhere. For many going the self-publishing route, that place is self-editing. But you don't have to do it alone!

 

 what's included?

  • 5 direct editing support emails during each subscription period with each plan

  • access to members-only pages supporting the self-editing author

  • access to members-only weekly emailed articles supporting the publishing process

  • a free 250-word edit each subscription period with each plan

INVESTMENT: $25, $40 OR $50 PER MONTH

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GUIDED EDITING

Need help implementing what you've learned? Stuck on one part of your story? This package is the perfect balance between hiring a professional editor and self-editing. 

 

 what's included?

  • ten-page (2,500 words max) professional edit

  • ten pages (2,500 words max) self-edited by you.

  • professional review with mark-ups of the self-edited pages

  • one month access to the members-only self-editing support pages

  • one month access to members-only editing weekly emails

INVESTMENT: $150, $30 OPTIONAL CALL

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Service 1
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DEVELOPMENTAL 

Developmental edits focus on the entire trajectory of the narrative arc, including: hook effectiveness, character development, craft and writing elements, etc.

 

 what's included?

  • full manuscript evaluation (often 40-60 pages)

  • book map 

  • customized style sheet for your manuscript

  • developmental editing comments throughout

  • round of line and copy edits with tracked changes

  • final round of proofreading once all edits have been incorporated

  • access to members-only areas for six months

INVESTMENT: $0.038 PER WORD

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LINE AND COPY

Not everyone understands grammar rules and the nuances of fiction. That's where we come in! This package focuses on flow, pacing, redundancy, grammar, punctuation, etc. 

 

 what's included?

  • customized style sheet for your manuscript

  • thorough line and copy edits via Tracked Changes and comments

  • final round of proofreading once all edits have been incorporated

  • access to members-only area for six months

INVESTMENT: $0.017 PER WORD

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PROOFREADING

Once your novel has been through the editing process, it's always a great idea to have it looked over one more time to make sure no errors were introduced during edit integration.

 

 what's included?

  • full manuscript proofread

  • only grammar and punctuation will be addressed

  • detrimental inconsistencies will be noted but not corrected

  • manuscript should already be formatted unless otherwise noted

  • not a replacement for a line and copy editor

INVESTMENT: $0.008 PER WORD

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EVALUATION

You've read all the blogs and articles about the tiers of editing, but how can you tell for sure what your novel needs? Let us help you develop a publishing game plan!

 

 what's included?

  • full manuscript evaluation (often 40-60 pages)

  • full analysis of the strengths and struggles of your novel

  • professional guidance toward what tier of editing your novel needs prior to publishing

  • access to members-only area for two months

INVESTMENT: $0.019 PER WORD

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COMPREHENSIVE

Our comprehensive edit allows us to support you from concept and outline to release. We walk you through the writing process with guided instruction and industry expertise.

 

 what's included?

  • outline assistance and initial brainstorming

  • detailed developmental guidance and comments

  • full manuscript evaluation including book map, e-pamphlets, style sheets, and video instruction

  • line and copy edits, extensive Tracked Changes

  • formatting, custom cover art, and final proofreading

  • blurb copy and query assistance

INVESTMENT: $5900 SELF-PUBLISHING
INVESTMENT: $4800 TRADITIONAL

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