Editing/Mentor Services

Manuscript Editing Service:

You’re a writer and you’ve finally finished the draft to your first book. Your pockets are tight but your dreams are big, and you want to hone the work you’ve spent months, perhaps even years, putting together. My goal is to be the editor you can afford without sacrificing quality of service.

I bring to the table 7 years of professional writing and editing experience. For per-word cost $0.05, I will go over your query, synopsis, or manuscript line-by-line, checking for grammatical and spelling errors while critiquing flow, plot, character development, and dialogue to help bring out the best in your writing style.

All new clients will receive a free 500 word no risk trial. If you are dissatisfied with the service, there is no obligation to move forward. Otherwise you will receive a contract and a quoted price for the services which must be paid via Paypal before the rest of the editing process begins.

Simply fill out the form below for a quote. The length of this process is determined by the length of the work and the complexity of the edits. Query letters and synopsis take anywhere between 24 and 72 hours while manuscripts will usually take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you’re interested, please submit your manuscript to ECarlton@live.com and state if you have a deadline for your edits. Short deadlines do require a rush delivery fee.

Upon receipt of your manuscript, a contract and invoice for payment will be delivered to you. All payments must be made through Paypal. Once payment is processed, the project will begin.

Please note that all refunds are not available for services already rendered.

Amateur Writing Development Service:

This is a new service for those seeking a mentor for their writing development. I will personally sit down with you and your work, reviewing grammar, dialogue, content, voice, and character development to help hone your skill.

The service works in increments of hours (I cover typically an average of ten pages an hour with thorough edits and written notes) and can be done one of four ways:

$40.00/hour – E-Mail me your manuscript/short story that you would like critiqued and I will spend the purchased hour(s) reviewing the work before e-mailing you a detailed critique of your work. I will also respond to any questions you may have toward that specific critique.

$60.00/hour – There are two sets of time determined for this service: my time spent reviewing the work, and the time allotted to the Skype call. E-Mail me your manuscript/short story that you would like critiqued as well as how much time you want spent for review and for the call. We will then schedule a date and time to make the call, and together go over the critiques and edits made to your work.

$60.00/hour – This option works the exact same way as the Skype service, except by phone instead of video conference.

In Person (only available within the Naples, Florida area):
$80.00 + travel costs/hour session – E-mail the work you’re looking to have critiqued at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date. I will review the work then meet with you personally to discuss strengths and areas of improvement. A copy of my personal notes and edits will be provided for you at the meeting.


$150/Month will get you four 1 hour sessions via E-Mail, Skype, or Phone.

$200/Month will get you four 1 hour sessions in person within the Naples, Florida area.

Interested? Simply fill out the form below and we will get started:

PLEASE NOTE: All payments for services must be made in advance.


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