As of 2012, Savvy Verse & Wit founder and owner Serena M. Agusto-Cox will begin offering the following copyediting and proofreading services at the rates listed. Having more than 15 years experience in editing at an electronic newsletters firm, plus experience in working with PR materials, Website content, and book manuscripts, Serena has the experience and capability to provide targeted editing services.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, article, Website content, PR materials, pitches, business plans, etc. for editing, please email savvyverseandwit at gmail DOT com.
Subject of the email should read either Basic Editing Services Requested or Story Editing Services Requested
In the email, include name, email, document to be edited, and PayPal address through which an invoice can be submitted for payment.
Half payment is due upon receipt of the invoice before edits begin, with the remainder paid before edits are emailed back to the client.
1. Basic Copy-Editing Services, which includes corrections to typos, grammar, spelling $1.50 per 250 word page.
2. Story Editing Services, which style suggestions (scenes that don’t add to the story, characterization, plot, etc.) $2.50 per 250 word page.
Other services may be available upon request and cost negotiated at the time of discussion.
Examples of Books I’ve edited/proofread — Available for Purchase:
- Decisions and Consequences: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Zoe Burton
- Sketches of a Black Cat – Expanded Edition: Story of a night flying WWII pilot and artist by Ron Miner
- The Madness of Mr. Darcy by Alexa Adams
- Seasons of Joy: Every Day Is for Outdoor Play by Claudia Marie Lenart
I’ve also edited a thesis and other manuscripts that are not yet published, as well as short stories.
“I was nervous when I hired Serena to story edit for me because I had had bad experiences with (unpaid) beta editors in the past. I was incredibly relieved to open my document and find that Serena’s comments were similar to what my favorite beta might have said! I was instantly put at ease. She combined her criticisms and suggestions with praise, too, just like Rose would have! Serena’s suggestions were spot-on with what I had suspected was wrong, and my story is better for having had her touch added to it. Also important to me was that she completed the project when she promised she would, and her prices were commensurate with what others charge. I will definitely hire her again in the future! ” — Zoe Burton, Author and member of the Romance Writers of America and Jane Austen Society of North America
“Serena came highly recommended to me by a writer friend who had recently contracted with her to edit a book length non-fiction manuscript. He promised me that she would be perceptive and thorough, and in all ways very professional and easy to work with — all true. She did a great job editing my short story, When the Heat’s Off. I was able to publish it feeling a new level of confidence, and I will definitely consider contacting her for my next project. Thanks, Serena.” –Ginger Bensman