Before working together, I would like to have a phone or video call to discuss the themes of your book, take note of your concerns and understand how you see your work in its current state so I can tailor my critiques to you and your novel specifically. Because I'll be critiquing your book, I want to know anything that might help give you the best feedback I can provide.

Romance

Contemporary romance, young adult romance, erotica, romantic suspense...

 DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING - MANUSCRIPT
$15 an hour

During developmental editing, I will comb through your manuscript and offer feedback on content, plot, characters, and include proofreading along the way. It is an extensive editing process that involves providing comments throughout and then 10-25 pages worth of feedback at the end of your draft.

  • Manuscript critique
  • Analysis of your novel’s big picture
  • Content editing
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Character(s) analysis
  • Plot analysis (what works or doesn't)
  • Dialogue structure & formatting
  • Suggestions relating to the order in which the chapters/scenes are presented (if necessary)
  • Analysis of flow
  • Arrangement of text
  • Errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Confusing phrasing
  • Word choice (such as alternate suggestions to avoid repetitiveness)
  • Inconsistencies (such as capitalization and hyphenation)
  • Sentence structure and order/flow 
  • Standard manuscript formatting
  • Basic fact-checking (such as brand name spellings and historical dates)



 MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE
$500 USD (up to 50,000 words)
If over 50,000 words, will charge hourly after 50,000 words 

If under 50,000 words, will charge $0.0115 per word
This editing service is like beta reading on crack. I will provide an extensive critique relating to the contents of your manuscript. I will provide comments throughout your manuscript as well as 10-20 pages worth of feedback at the end of your draft.

  • Manuscript critique
  • Analysis of your novel’s big picture
  • Content editing
  • Show vs. Tell
  • Plot analysis (what works or doesn't)
  • Character(s) analysis
  • Dialogue structure & formatting
  • Suggestions relating to the order in which the chapters/scenes are presented (if necessary)
  • Analysis of flow
  • Arrangement of text



    PROOFREADING

     Dependent on length of the story — $0.0113 per word

    I will proofread novels of any genre

  • Errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Confusing phrasing
  • Word choice (such as alternate suggestions to avoid repetitiveness)
  • Inconsistencies (such as capitalization and hyphenation)
  • Sentence structure and order/flow 
  • Standard manuscript formatting
  • Basic fact-checking (such as brand name spellings and historical dates)



   SHORT STORY PROOFREADING
     Dependent on length of the story — $0.0113 per word

   I will proofread stories of any genre

  • Errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Confusing phrasing
  • Word choice (such as alternate suggestions to avoid repetitiveness)
  • Inconsistencies (such as capitalization and hyphenation)
  • Sentence structure and order/flow 
  • Standard short story formatting
  • Basic fact-checking (such as brand name spellings and historical dates)



FIRST CHAPTER CRITIQUE
Flat Rate - $35 USD
    I will proofread novels of any genre



     FIRST 3 CHAPTERS CRITIQUE

  Dependent on length of the story — $0.0115 per word
    I will proofread novels of any genre



New Adult

NA fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. This genre usually relates to themes relating to development & leaving home.

If your manuscript doesn't fit into these genres but believe I'm a good fit for your work, feel free to reach out and ask me personally. In terms of proofreading, I will work with any genre.

Why Choose Me to Be Your Editor?

Prices will depend on word count.

Horror

Psychological, monster, killer/murder, gore...

Thorough feedback for authors determined to write their best novel.

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I think of writing a book similar to putting together a puzzle. With every chapter you write, the pieces of the puzzle come together to create a clearer picture. However, all the pieces to the puzzle aren't in place when you finish writing your draft. A bunch of pieces are still scattered on the side. The puzzle comes together during the editing process.

Supernatural

Vampires, ghost stories, angels, demons, monsters...

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Ashley Earley

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with you soon!

I want nothing more than to see your book flourish! You've worked hard to make your novel happen and turn it into the best version of itself; my goal is to get it where you want it to be so you can work toward getting traditionally published or self-publishing it yourself. Please think of me as your cheerleader in this journey—the cheerleader that's ready to bring attention to every little thing about your novel so it can be amazing!

Fill out the form to tell me about your novel or short story. I should get back to you within 2 business days.

I have a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado Boulder. I have edited and provided critiques for several full-length novels. I've also written and edited/revised/rewritten numerous of my own novels and short stories. Throughout achieving my English—Creative Writing degree, I have provided extensive verbal and written feedback to countless short stories for classmates as well.

Asking for feedback is nerve-racking. Your book is your baby, and it's scary to put it into the hands of another person to critique. However, I've found that taking a step back to let another person read your work can help you make the necessary tweaks that can advance your book into the hands of readers. I love seeing how stories grow and evolve!

Editing Services

Thriller/Suspense

Crime fantasy, borderline horror, mystery thriller, anything that causes anxiety...

Have a complete manuscript that is ready to be polished & experience extensive critiquing so you're better prepared to revise it to the best of your ability? Scroll through the services I provide & fill out the form below if you're ready to get started!

Genres

Young adult & horror writer. proud dog mama, hufflepuff, lover of popcorn, all things chocolate & true crime

Fantasy

Dark fantasy, fairy tales, magical realism...