Editing Services

Announcing editing services for your novel by author Elise Abram.

I am a published author and English teacher with experience teaching Writer’s Craft. In addition to copy-editing a number of fiction novels, I have also proofread master’s students’ papers. In addition to writing my own novels, I have been published in a number of professional journals and on writing sites. I have also authored business-style reports in excess of 100 pages. For samples of my writing, see eliseabram.com.

Here’s what I will do…

Provide an overall critique of your novel including my thoughts on character and plot development, theme, and diction.

Edit your work for issues in spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Here’s what I won’t do…

Re-write your novel. I also won’t restructure it, but I will make suggestions in my critique if I notice problems with structure and consistency.

What I’m looking for…

Because my cost for this service is nominal (see below) and I’m mostly doing this to help new authors, I want to enjoy what I’m reading.

If you write (primarily YA) sci-fi or paranormal, contemporary women’s fiction, or mystery, I might be interested in reading your book. Please no romance, or erotica (or elements thereof). If you write other genres, please forward me a query with a detailed summary and I may still be interested.

What I charge…

The cost of my services is $0.45 USD per page (approx. 300 words). Further charges will apply to subsequent drafts. After your query has been accepted, you will be asked to send the manuscript and I will calculate my fee which must be paid to my Paypal account before I will begin.

Time frame is negotiable, but you can expect about a 3 week turnaround.

Contact me with a query…

Please email me at edit @ eliseabram.com with the following information:

  • title
  • author
  • genre
  • approximate word/page count
  • detailed summary of project
  • expected time frame
  • author bio/publication history

Testimonials

“The comments in your email are excellent observations and suggestions and I appreciate your input immensely. Your explanations are very clear in the email and I look forward to tackling this project using your comments and suggestions.”

–Anita Stairs-Oberlick, author of Helen the Transartist

“I recently had some editing services done by Elise Abram and I am extremely pleased, to say the least! She provided a complete edit of my work in progress, corrected grammar and formatting errors, made helpful suggestions and gave a thorough analysis of my work. I really appreciated the time, effort and consideration she took and was thrilled with how quickly she was able to complete the services for me. Her fees are more than fair. I highly recommend Elise to everyone needed editing or review, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks again, Elise.”

–Tracy Brian, author of Head in the Clouds: Diagnosing ADHD – The Chapter Book

“I used Elise as the editor on my last book and she was fantastic. I’ve gone through four editors with my first two books and was never happy. On my 3rd book I found Elise and an editor for as long as I write. She is that good.”

–Richard Houston, author of A Treasure to Die For

3 thoughts on “Editing Services

  1. tracy bryan

    I recently had some editing services done by Elise Abrams and I am extremely pleased to say the least! She provided a complete edit of my work in progress, corrected grammar and formatting errors, made helpful suggestions and gave a thorough analysis of my work. I really appreciated the time, effort and consideration she took and was thrilled with how quickly she was able to complete the services for me. Her fees are more than fair. I highly recommend Elise to everyone needed editing or review, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks again Elise☺

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    1. Christine Grey

      Elise Abram was recommended to me by another author, and, I am so happy that I found her! I am a new writer, so I was pretty clueless about the ins and outs of editing services. I hired Elise to be a proofreader, but she really listened to what I wanted, and I got so much more than simple proofreading. She has become a full-service editor. I never have to worry that she will try to take over and do things “her” way, instead, she flexes her style to mine and makes suggestions that completely coincide with my vision for my work. I could go on and on because she has made all the difference for me, and she has elevated my work to a higher level without ever making me feel “less than”. If you are looking for professional, thorough, thoughtful editing services, you don’t need to look any further than Elise Abram.

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