Hey! I'm Chelsea & I'm a book editor + proofreader at Stand Corrected Editing!
I'm also a massive geek who loves Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit, the Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter, Arthurian Legend, Greek mythology, video games (specifically Dragon Age, The Elder Scrolls and Assassin's Creed), and of course, anything to do with books and writing! :)
Developmental Editing: £0.01 per word.
Line Editing: £0.01 per word.
Copy Editing: £0.0093 per word.
Proofreading: £0.0089 per word
My Estimated Turnaround Times
2 weeks for up to 30,000 words.
4 weeks for up to 50,000 words.
6 weeks for up to 70,000 words.
8 weeks for up to 100,000 words.
If you have a manuscript longer than 100,000 words, please understand that it will take me a little longer to complete your work to a high quality standard.
Since working as an editor, I have gained experience working in the following genres and styles: fantasy, medieval & historical fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, romance, erotica, women's fiction, contemporary fiction, drama, crime, thriller, action & adventure, short stories, poetry, YA fiction, children's fiction, memoirs, non-fiction, academic papers.
My Editing Process
As with all of my clients, depending on which type of editing you need, I'll go through your manuscript line by line and thoroughly check for the following issues: active & passive voice, believability, capitalisation, chapter length & structure, character development, clarity, consistency, descriptions (show vs tell), dialogue, factual accuracy, flow, grammar, lengthy sentences, mood & tone, new lines & paragraphs, plot, punctuation, repetition, sense, spelling, structure, subplots, syntax and typos.
Your manuscript will then be fully-edited and ready for literary agents or self-publication.
You will also receive feedback where it's needed, and suggestions on how certain parts of your work could be stronger and improved. I usually provide feedback in the comments of your manuscript and in my delivery email.
How I Edit Your Work
To keep you in control of your novel, I work in Microsoft Word so I can use the "Tracked Changes" tool. That way, you can choose whether to accept or ignore my edits.
The Benefits You Get for Choosing Me as Your Editor
I absolutely love editing your stories and meeting new writers, so I can assure you that by hiring me, you'll be working with a passionate editor who wants to help you to achieve your goals and succeed as a published author.
However, it's not just about the editing for me. I would estimate that 50% of my clients plan to self-publish after they have revised my edits, which in some ways, can be even tougher than querying a literary agent. So, if you work with me at Stand Corrected Editing, I will help you to market & promote your novel once it's been published!
That means more sales and royalties for you, and extreme happiness for me!
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Hey! I'm Chelsea!
I'm the owner and editor at Stand Corrected Editing and I'm here to help you on your way to attracting a literary agent or self-publishing.
Stand Corrected Editing is my independent literary consultancy in the UK, which I launched in the cosy autumn of 2019.
My goal is to help you to achieve your dream of becoming a published author, and to do this, I offer developmental editing, line editing, copy editing and proofreading, designed to polish and perfect your manuscript so it's ready for the world to see!
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