Hourly rates are: $40 an hour ($35 for those who attend the Circle).
About Susan Weidener's editing . . . “Susan was a godsend. I have had other people edit my work but no one else could teach me how to revise my own book the way she did. I didn’t understand that my memoir was not focused. I didn’t really understand what my own story was about . . . I had too many tangential ideas that shouldn’t have been in the book. Susan helped me understand it without hurting my feelings.” Johanna J. Smith, MA, LPC, author of Fragmented, a Southern Memoir.
"Susan teaches me what I need to know about how to write a book that will be published. I send her sections of my novel and her comments make a dramatic difference as I use them to revise. Susan talks to me on the phone after I receive each revised and edited section of my book. She doesn't charge me for those phone conversations. Those talks give me new insights and they also inspire me to write better. She is committed to helping me succeed. We are a team and I really enjoy working with her. She wants to get to know her writers, and give them the extra help that they need to succeed. She is much more than an editor. She will be your partner in the most fulfilling journey of your life." Curtis Stamey, Post Falls, Idaho.
Types of Edits:
Sensitive Critiques: This service provides a sensitive critique of the first 10 pages of your double-spaced manuscript for $40. The opening of your book is crucial in drawing the reader's attention. Critiquing evaluates effective writing.
Content edits include comments on organization and pacing, character and story development.
Line-by-line edits tighten and restructure sentences to make the narrative flow in a professional and readable manner.
Copy edits include grammar, syntax and punctuation based on standard professional editing practices found in The Chicago Manual of Style and Strunk and White.
For additional information about editing and writing services, contact Susan Weidener at email@example.com.