Developmental Editing (Big Stuff)
Starting at $0.035 per word
Developmental editing focuses on plot, pacing, character development, the narrative arc—you know, the overall structure and style of your manuscript. Insights and recommendations will be detailed throughout the manuscript as comments in the margins and in a customized five- to fifteen-page editorial letter with a formal overview of strengths and opportunities.
Line Editing (Medium Stuff)
Starting at $0.03 per word
Line editing includes everything under “basic copy editing” plus suggested improvements to pacing, structure, organization, and more. At the end of the process, you’ll receive a redlined version of your edited manuscript using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, a clean version of your edited manuscript for reviewing ease, and a style sheet of recorded formatting and spelling preferences.
Basic Copy Editing (Small Stuff)
Starting at $0.02 per word
Copy editing focuses on correcting spelling, usage, grammar, and punctuation, improving style, addressing inconsistencies, as well as simple fact-checking and limited rewriting. Think about it as fine-tuning your manuscript. At the end of the process, you’ll receive a redlined version of your edited manuscript using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, a clean version of your edited manuscript for reviewing ease, and a style sheet of recorded formatting and spelling preferences.
Manuscript Review (A Professional Book Report)
Starting at $0.01 per word
A manuscript review is a detailed report that covers plot, characters, dialogue, setting, pace, opening/ending, and helps you develop a strategy for revision. This option may be helpful for people who know their manuscript needs work but (for whatever reason) may not be interested in a full developmental edit.
All editing packages include a conscious language assessment, wherein I’ll flag language that may unintentionally create harm, perpetuate stereotypes, or feed stigma, along with explanations and suggestions for alternative language.
Content Strategy and Creation
Have a story to tell? Clearing Blocks can help you craft it. For more than fourteen years, Jen has focused on education, grassroots advocacy, and strategic communication designed engage, change, and empower. Whether you’re looking for storytelling, speechwriting, editorials, web content, blog posts, advocacy strategy, or feature-length articles—Jen can help you reach your goals.
Jen is available to speak to your company or classroom about writing, editing, storytelling, and strategic digital communications. For locations outside of mid-Michigan, special travel arrangements may be necessary. Recent speaking engagements include:
- “Using Data and Deliberate Narrative Design to Tell Your Story.” Nov. 11, 2020. Association of Fundraising Professional Capital Area Chapter.
- “What Does Advocacy Look Like During a Pandemic?” Oct. 22, 2020. Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance 8th Annual Conference.
- “Advocacy in Action: Tools and Tactics for Advocacy Communications.” Aug. 31, 2019. Community Health Institute and EXPO, presented by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
- “Storytelling 101: Finding Your Voice. May 10, 2019. MPCA Health Center Board Member Training.
For more information, get in touch.