Your Sample Edit

The perfect way to see firsthand exactly what I’ll do with your manuscript, and whether our styles will mesh through an entire novel.

what you need to know


The Cornerstone of Every Great Editing Business: The Sample Edit

Sample edits of the first chapter or up to 2,000 words of your novel are offered to prospective clients for a fee of $25. Just contact me and let me know you’re interested in a sample edit, and I will get back to you to schedule a time and provide you with my standard prospective client questionnaire.*

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, I prefer not to do sample edits of works in progress. Completed works only at this time.

Every sample edit receives:


Content Edit

A chapter analysis and summary of your treatment of the major elements in the novel (character, pacing, plot, setting, and theme).


Line Edit

A line-by-line analysis of your writing style, with particular attention paid to passive versus active writing, narrative voice, and consistency of style.



Upon completion of the edit, you’ll receive the final chapter analysis, elemental summary, style sheet, and my recommendations for the novel going forward. Whether I believe you need to go through the writing process yourself again or are ready for a professional edit, you can rely on my honest appraisal as an industry leader.