Editing, Proofreading, and Manuscript Critique
Whether you have a completed manuscript, a first draft, or just a few chapters, I can provide
quality editing and feedback to ensure that your novel, memoir, or nonfiction text is written to
the highest quality, in a format suitable for self-publishing or submission to a publisher or literary agent.
I offer literary editing/evaluation for unpublished novels, short stories, and creative non- fiction. I have a
good eye for what works, what doesn’t, and how to fix it. As a writer, I’ve gone the traditional route (NeWest
Press, Whitecap Books, Robert Davies Publishing), and self-publishing (Amazon’s CreateSpace, Mediscript
Communications). I know the value of an independent, objective perspective and can provide helpful
feedback on plot, structure, characterization, dialogue and narrative strength.
If you’re a new writer, I can help you find your voice. Whatever your situation, I can help you tell your story
My fees are based on the length of the manuscript, starting at $50 for a critique of up to 4 pages, a short
story, or a short first chapter. Please keep in mind this does not include proof-reading for punctuation,
spelling, capitalization, consistency of tense and so on. If agreed, I can include proofing for an extra $50.
3000 to 5,000 words (10-20 pages, double-spaced): $200
5,000 – 10,000 (20-40 pages, double-spaced): $250
10,000-40,000 (40-160 pages, double spaced): $300
40,000-60,000 words (160-230 pages, double-spaced): $500
For manuscripts longer than 230 pages, please contact me at email@example.com to receive a quote.
“Years back CrimsonPepper was fortunate enough to be introduced to the talented Margie Taylor. Since then, we have hired Margie numerous times as she never ceases to amaze us. Her input on projects are always insightful and talents incomparable. Professionalism of the highest level. Delivery on time, every time.”
“Thank you very much for editing my paper. This was a huge help. All your comments are very helpful as well, as I want to keep learning as I go through this process!”
“Thank you for your speedy work. It is absolutely fine, I did expect editing such work will be difficult, I am happy you did it 🙂 Really appreciate your work as always.”