Editing

Feel like you’d benefit from having someone else take a look at what you’ve written? Eager to have someone help you as you craft your next project? Need another set of eyes to help you find any errors or typos in your written work?

You and I will work together to craft the text that helps YOU meet YOUR goals and keep YOUR voice true to YOU.

Andi Cumbo-Floyd
I am available to edit your professional and personal documents including:

  • Books of Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
    (memoir, essay, etc.)
  • Academic Publications
    (journal articles, theses, and dissertations)

If you are a new writer, I am particularly invested in helping you. I have over 10 years experience working with people who are new to the world of writing, and I’m here to support and advise you as you write your story.

My goal is to help YOU craft the words that will bring you closer to your goals be they your dream job, your perfect marketing materials, or your first novel. I will encourage you, cajole you, and even do a little tail-kicking accountability to help you get to where you want to be when you want to be there.

Developmental Editing

I’ll help you build your work chapter by chapter and provide advice on organization, structure, character-development, etc.

Content Editing

I’ll assist you as you complete your manuscript by suggesting places for further detail or information, minor organizational changes, and overall analysis of the completed text.

Manuscript Reviews

I’ll provide you a 2-3 page analysis of your book and make suggestions about what works and what might need improvement. (See this link for more details.)

What Kind of Editing Do You Need?

What Kind of Editing Do You Need?If you’d like a clear description of what each level of editing entails, as I define them, please view this post.

Please note, I no longer do proofreading or line editing – EXCEPT for academic papers – and I no longer edit self-help or business. But I am happy to recommend several excellent editors if that is type of work that you need.

Getting Started

I work in Word using the Track Changes function for manuscripts so that you, as the writer, have the discretion to accept or reject any edits and so that my comments are easy to read and associate with your manuscript.

My passion is to help you shape YOUR manuscript into the book that YOU want it to be. I will use my skills, my training, and my deep passion for the written to help your words be the best they can be. I love the honor of doing that work with writers.

Before you contact me (or any editor), I suggest you take a couple of steps so that you get the most out of the editing relationship:

1

Re-read your manuscript. Then revise it. Then revise it again. Only contact the editor when you have done EVERYTHING you know how to do to improve it.

2

See these websites to get a sense of price for editing: Editorial Rates and Writer’s Digest Article on How Much Editors Should Charge. Note: you’ll see my prices fall right in the median range for professional editors.

3

Take a full count of the words in your manuscript.

4

Prepare a sample a 1,000- word sample that I can use to evaluate what type of editing will be needed for your manuscript.
(I will gladly edit this sample free of charge if you wish.)

5

Now, write me and know I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Editing Query

Please contact me using the contact form below with any questions, to obtain a quote, or to schedule a FREE half-hour consultation.

  • Please tell me a few words about your manuscript. What type of work is it? Have you had it edited previously?
    Please tell me whether you are looking to have an editor assist you with: Notes on the overall structure, content, and development of the book. - DEVELOPMENTAL Notes on content, places to add detail or clarity, and general feedback on the style of writing. - CONTENT Overall notes on the effectiveness of the book, my experience as a reader, and general suggestions on how to improve the manuscript - MANUSCRIPT REVIEW