I’m not just an author — I’m a freelance editor with a passion for making my services easily accessible to new writers. I’ve self-published two YA novels, been on staff with Oh Beloved One magazine for over two years, reviewed books on my blog for several publishing companies, and completed a copy editing class through UCLA in March of 2021.
Coupled with a love for mentoring, I’m not just an editor — my passion is to bring what I know to the table to help others. In other words, I also want to be your friend and help guide you on your publishing journey — my inbox is open even after your edits are complete. Also, all my prices are flexible as I try to best fit your needs and what you can pay. Ready to shine?
Let’s get editing!
Editor. (Aka here to help you be the best version of yourself possible)
“I would recommend Kara to anyone seeking a professional editor that listens to their vision and communicates throughout the editorial process. Kara helped me polish my novel and I cannot wait to work with her again in the future!”Angela R. Watts
Imagine a copy edit like this: It’s like Sherlock Holmes walking in on a case where the obvious facts are laid out before him. The police have gathered as much information as they can, but Sherlock walks in and completely wreaks havoc on what they know. He pulls out his magnifying glass and points out the teeny, tiny details they missed. They have seen the obvious, but it takes a trained eye to catch the clues lost in the dust.
This is a copy editor, the one who takes grammar and words and sentences and tears them apart to make them shine. She is there to make sure you are accurate, delivering each line with clear precision.
The story has already been laid, the plot strengthened by beta readers, the essay researched, etc, and it’s time for the gritty work to begin. I also fact-check for accuracy and consistency, making sure to research the topics you’re writing about in order to be able to give you the best edit possible.
I copy edit school essays, assist in query letters, blog posts, books, short-stories, and in general am ready to take on whatever you have written.
Have you ever stared at the screen of your laptop, knowing that what you wrote is decent but it still doesn’t describe what you wanted to say? You have it all in your head, but really getting it all out onto paper is a struggle. A line edit is basically tightening up your sentences, taking a closer look at word choice and overall flow. This is the time where I help you find your voice, pointing out how to tighten everything up in a way that allows your unique personality to shine. I also do a very light copy edit with this.
The beta readers have stormed through, the edits complete… but you know there’s some errors you have missed before you are ready to get your baby sent off. I’m here to catch those missed words, comas, or sentences that somehow got written in twice. Oh, and not to mention that one time she ended up with blond hair when two chapters before she had black. Coupled with the word and grammar side of proofreading, I will also look over the design and layout of books with indie authors for any errors in the format.
This is a less-expensive and much simpler version of a copy edit.
Think of this as the time for a mentor after your story is complete and critiqued. You have some plot struggles, character development issues…and should the dragon kill the main character off in the end or not? Your beta readers said yes…but you’re still not sure. I’m here to help out with story inconsistencies, get that dragon where he’s supposed to be, and make your book, short-story, or flash fiction shine.
Line + Copy Edit
The title speaks for itself and comes at a sweet deal…contact me for cost
Know what you want? Yay! Let’s now take a look at prices, shall we?
Novels: In any full-length novel, I willingly edit the first two chapters free of cost (no strings attached). After that time, you may choose to go on with a full edit at the named price, or use what I have given you to edit the rest at your own discretion. Again, the first two chapters of your first edit are F R E E, and it is only if you choose to continue that I will charge you for the rest of your novel.
Cost for remaining chapters with a copy or development edit: Low prices that fit your budget! We will discuss your budget together, and hopefully come to an agreement that fits both our goals.
Cost for remaining chapters with a proofread: Starting at twelve to fifteen cents per page (price calculated after sample edit)
Short-stories and flash fiction with copy or development edit: Four cents to ten cents per word for anything over eight hundred words — cost is FREE for a limited time for less. Price will be calculated after a quick sample of the desired work is shown.
Short-stories and flash fiction with a proofread: FREE for anything less than eight hundred words, and anything over is a solid ten dollars for a limited time
Blog post, essay, letter, or other short work: FREE for a limited time!
All prices are temporary as I build my business from the ground up. I do request because of the low cost that you agree to leave a small and honest review about the work I’ve done (good or bad), and share about my editing business (if possible) on one of your social media pages in a story, tweet, post, etc.
Ready to work? Contact me ASAP and let’s talk!
“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don’t have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”