Editing

Whether attending Wayne’s classes or employing him as editor and writing coach, I have found him to be a discerning professional.  His remarkable skill at reinforcing improvements or ignoring lapses, striking through or recasting a concept has made a difference for me as a writer.

 

-Darden

 

Editing generally occurs in three steps:

Content Development is also known as conceptual editing.  Coaching discussions are generally included to define content, characters and story elements while building structure and style.

Content Editing focuses on consistency while refining structure and style.  The boundaries between this and conceptual editing are often blurry as these processes generally happen simultaneously.

Copyediting occurs once the concept and copy are complete.  This is the final polish before releasing the writing with a keen eye to stylistic issues, grammar and punctuation.

With word count and sample pages, I can project a starting date and fee range.

Most editing is completed via email and phone, though some clients prefer meetings to discuss corrected text.

Additionally as part of your editing and revision process, I can organize and facilitate a focus group for evaluation of your writing, assisting in both approach to and analysis of information gathered after the meeting.

$60 / hour, in person, in addition to

  • $20 surcharge by appointment at Century Lake Office Park, Atlanta, less than one mile off Interstate 85 on Clairmont Road OR
  • travel fee of hourly + mileage for meetings at your home, office or preferred location
  • one-hour minimum, then billed in 1/2-hour increments

$60 / hour, by phone/Skype/email

  • half-hour minimum, then billed in 1/4-hour increments

$60 / hour, content evaluation, editing and/or meeting prep

  • billed at $15 per 1/4-hour increment

 

Contact Wayne to request an appointment.

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