What I Offer: Developmental editing services specializing in Romance, including, but not limited to, the following subgenres: Historical/Regency, Contemporary, Inspirational, and Young Adult.
*Do you write a different genre? I also have experience editing Women’s Fiction, Inspirational Nonfiction, Speculative fiction, and Mystery/Suspense. Occasionally, I come across projects that feel too far outside my wheelhouse. If this happens to be your book, I promise I’ll tell you before taking the job. In most cases, I’ll even know another editor better suited and will happily refer you.
Read below to schedule your FREE 1000 word sample edit.
Plot Consultation/Brainstorming: $35/hour
Almost as much as I love to write, I love to talk plot. Where is your story trying to go? How can you get it there more effectively? Why aren’t your characters cooperating? How can you fix the giant plot hole in the middle? If you’re feeling stumped, I’m ready to help! From characterization to conflict, sometimes a great brainstorming session is all you need to get back on track.
*Plot chats are billed by the hour, with a 1 hour minimum charge.
Developmental Edit: $125
A developmental edit includes a full read of a manuscript – 55k-90k words in length* – with general feedback provided. Does the plot work? Do characters feel authentic? Is the conflict realistic? Feedback will be given in document form (no line edits), generally several paragraphs long, and will include a 30 min. phone consultation (if desired) to discuss strengths and weaknesses of the project.
A developmental edit is perfect for those looking for general feedback on whether or not their story is headed in the right direction as well as guidance regarding the strength and overall likelihood of future publication.
*If your project is less or more than 55k-90k, please contact me with the details of your project for a personalized quote.
Complex Story Edit: $50/10k words OR $325 for full manuscript up to 90k words
A complex story edit includes all that a developmental edit offers, plus in-text line edits highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and concrete suggestions on how to strengthen/improve your story. Line editing includes sentence-specific feedback on flow and readability; for this reason complex edits are best for those with a project that has been through several drafts. In addition to a 30 min. phone consultation (if preferred), complex edits include two additional follow up communications via email for questions and/or brainstorming.
To inquire and/or schedule services, please fill out the form below. For interested parties, I will provide a sample edit of up to 1000 words free of charge to help you decide if I am the right editor for your work. If interested in a sample edit prior to booking services, please indicate when filling out the form.
“I highly recommend Jenny Proctor’s editorial service to anyone who is struggling with their story or has the desire to make it better. I hired Jenny to help with my novel, and I wasn’t disappointed. She sent detailed, instructive, and encouraging notes to me in a timely manner. I was floored by how much she understood my characters and what my story needed. During our phone consultation, she opened my eyes to how to make my characters richer and deeper. She celebrated my story’s strengths while giving me concrete ideas on how to take my novel to a completely new level. With a clear understanding of what my novel needs, I am more excited to write now than I have been in years, thanks to Jenny’s care and insight and talent. Money well spent. Well worth it! Thank you, Jenny!”