HAVE YOU COMPLETED A MANUSCRIPT, ESSAY, OR WEBSITE, BUT YOU'RE NOT SURE IT'S READY FOR PUBLISHING?
Claire can help! She offers affordable line editing, copyediting, and proofreading services that will make your work shine without losing your individual voice. Claire is able to edit both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres, though her strengths lie in fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. She is not a good fit for erotica or text with excessive violence, self-harm, or swearing. Claire reserves the right to refuse a manuscript for any reason.
Line editing smooths out prose to enhance the reader experience. Claire will be looking for passive voice, awkward phrasing, filler words, filter words, repetition, and more. She charges a flat rate of $0.012 per word for this service.
This type of editing involves a thorough, line-by-line search through the text for grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, sentence structure, and word usage issues. Copyediting is great for novels, novellas, and short stories. Claire charges a flat rate of $0.01 per word.
This is the final stage before publication. If you choose this service, Claire will inspect your work for typos, misspelled words, double words, punctuation errors, and grammar errors. This service is great for blogs, novels, website content, and more. Claire uses The Chicago Manual of Style. Claire charges a flat rate of $0.005 per word.
*When purchased in combination with copyediting, the rate for this is $0.003.*
"When I needed a wide variety of contest entries edited, Claire Kohler accepted the challenge. She is a great communicator and edits quickly and with excellence. I love her work."
"I am grateful for Claire's sharp eye and expertise in helping me polish my professional website. She corrected both minor mistakes and larger issues in my writing, such as clarity and flow. I am now confident that my website is as polished and professional as can be, and I'm finally ready to hit that publish button!"
“In preparation for making my series into audiobooks, I needed a new set of eyes to find those pesky errors that made it through the first round and ensure the narrator would know who was speaking. Not only did Claire find more errors than I’d hoped, but she quickly grasped my writing style and offered suggestions that helped enhance the reader experience. Claire went above and beyond.
Claire communicated well and completed her work in a timely fashion. I recommend Claire as a proofreader and have secured her services for the rest of the series.”
- Author Heidi Gray McGill
Fusing Faith and Fiction™