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Editors

When you have finished your book, and after you have self-edited your work you will need a professional editor to look at your work. We have a number of people available for this service. A list of whom you can find below.

Joanie Chevalier

 

Beta Reading Service

I will read your story and provide comments throughout, with a one page summary. I will look at plot flow and make suggestions if I see any inconsistencies.

Rates

$55 up to 50k words, $10 increments per 10k words thereafter.

Content Editing

I will evaluate the entire story, giving attention to:

  • how the story flows
  • discrepancies in the plot, characters, and dialogue

I will ask the questions:

  • Do the characters stay consistent?
  • Are there any plot holes, or a subplot that doesn’t fit?
  • Is the story readable, i.e., will it grab the attention of the reader?
  • Does the story fit within the stated genre, age range?

I will also:

  • Make comments/suggestions throughout the story
  • Point out any obvious typos
  • Provide a report
  • Editing Rates

    Up to 20k words: $230
    20k-30k words: $280
    30k-40k words: $325
    40k-50k words: $365
    50k-60k words: $395
    60k-90k words: $435

    If you would like to hire this editor, please ask for JC and we will put you in contact directly. You can contact us at info@onestopfiction.com for more details.

    Testimonial:

    “I have a large, technical book which I have translated into English. I needed a proofreader for the final PDF files before publishing it, and Joanie both gave me a great bid and timeframe, and was willing to work directly with the PDFs, which was essential to me. The quality of her work is excellent, and I am delighted to be working with her.”
    Wahhab Baldwin, Sufism is Christianized Islam: A Study of Sufism through the Works of Ibn Arabi of Murcia by Miguel Asín Palacios, translated by Wahhab Baldwin

    “ was very pleased with the professionalism and value of Joanie Chevalier’s editing services. Her edits of my fiction manuscript were prompt, efficient, and thorough. She is sensitive to the author’s voice and doesn’t try to edit it away, while at the same time providing comments that are fair and helpful. Working with Joanie was an enriching experience and my manuscript is better because of her input.”
    Holly A. Bell, Author of Trading Salvos

    “I can highly recommend Joanie Chevalier's services. She is fast, fun, encouraging, and reliable. Her accuracy and eye for detail makes her a perfect choice and her clients get quick deadline turnaround, impressive thoroughness and a helpful professional attitude. I already plan to use her again and I wouldn't hesitate to commend her work to anyone else needing a professional eye cast over their work or suggestions as to plot or structure.”
    C.A. Asbrey

    “I have a large, technical book which I have translated into English. I needed a proofreader for the final PDF files before publishing it, and Joanie both gave me a great bid and timeframe, and was willing to work directly with the PDFs, which was essential to me. The quality of her work is excellent, and I am delighted to be working with her.”
    Tanja Kobasic

    “As an author, I get immersed in my work and that’s a good thing. However, the bad part is that I get tunnel vision: I get so wrapped up in my view of the story, I can no longer objectively see what I’m saying. Does it make sense? Am I clearly expressing myself? Have I missed other aspects to my tale? Joanie provides me with another set of eyes, an unbiased third party looking over my shoulder and telling me what a reader would see. What works and what doesn’t work. Have I hit my mark? Are there outstanding issues? Confused language, plot holes, even bad grammar? For me, Joanie is a valuable resource in perfecting my writing, giving me important feedback during the editing process. I recommend her work.”
    William Quincy Belle, Author of Of Sound Mind and Someone Else’s Body