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MY SERVICES

 what do i do best?

Horrorsmith Editing is a full-service editing company offering multiple packages designed 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 twenty-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! This service is also perfect for established authors looking for guided support to improve their craft.

 what's included?

  • access to members-only editing and writing database supporting the self-editing author, new articles and topics added regularly

  • access to members-only weekly blog posts

  • a free 500-word edit each subscription period with each plan (developmental, line and copy editing, or brainstorming)

  • free access to editing and writing mini-class videos (2-3 new videos posted monthly)

INVESTMENT: 3-MONTH SUB $139

Coming Soon

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GUIDED SELF-EDITING

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

 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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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 I 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

  • complimentary editorial letter 

  • complimentary blurb copy

  • 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. While this service is included with most of Horrorsmith Editing's packages, if you've used another editor previously, I'll be happy to take a final look for you.

 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 me 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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BOOK COACHING

This comprehensive edit allows me to support you from concept and outline to release. I'll personally walk you through your unique 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

  • final proofreading

  • blurb copy

  • synopsis and query assistance for traditional authors

  • cover art and formatting for self-publishing authors

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

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