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Level 4 - Developmental Editing

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4 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Dec 06, 2016

Level 4 - Developmental Editing

This is the process I found to be most effective and efficient when I was a literary agent, offering editing services to non-clients.

First, I determine by your sample, provided in the introductory 5 page Editing Sample, which level of editing you need. I can also work by the hour and give you an estimate of the time your manuscript will take from your sample. If you prefer my hourly rate, please let me know in advance. I work on a flat 25s hourly rate, but the price varies by time estimated.

If your manuscript needs help with structure and has more than an average of one error per page, this is the service you need. This may include major deletions, shifts of whole passages, and some rewriting. It can even be an incomplete manuscript. I will make the editing notes and return the manuscript to you for your approval of the edits, and your answer to any questions I may have in the comments. Most likely, this will require a second round of editing. I work in MS Word.

The unit price is per 250 word page, the publishing standard.

Training & Qualifications


Former Literary Agent
Author of "Sorcerer's Vendetta" and "Shadow Son Earthbound"
Experienced Publisher with Amazon
Published by Tikkun Magazine
Published by Page and Spine
Completed Novel Writing Workshop offered by Writer's Digest
Recommended by co-author of the Best-Selling Biography, "A Fire in the Mind: the Life of Joseph Campbell."

Availability & Preferences


Afternoons, evenings and weekends

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Sarah


Melvin received package of Editing Sample and Evaluation from Sarah
Aug 17, 2017
Thank you!
Apr 05, 2017
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LIz received Help with Beta Reader for Fantasy novel from Sarah
Dec 27, 2016
Sarah is a hard worker and knows her stuff. If you need aggressive editing shes who you need!
Nathan received Help with Quick read from Sarah
Dec 10, 2016
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Dec 08, 2016
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Dec 07, 2016
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About Sarah Ray

Friends say if they had to pick one word to describe me, it would be "versatile." Former literary agent, author of two novels published on Amazon, editor, artist, photographer, sculptor, minister/hea...ling facilitator, and a political and environmental activist, I aim to bring beauty, peace, and understanding into the world wherever possible. On Valentine's Day, 2000, I set out on my bicycle from Hilton Head Island, SC, heading for Eagle Pass, TX. This was the beginning of an adventure I embarked on to promote my environmental cooperative, Earth Warriors Venture, but it became a spiritual journey, as well. Along the way, I did 11 newspaper interviews and 5 TV interviews.That was the best time in my life, and it taught me to live fearlessly, in the moment, and to enjoy traveling light. That isn't to say there were not some scary moments. For the most part though, people are good-hearted and willing to reach out to help strangers in need. I met some wonderful angels on my journey, also. I arrived at the border of Mexico on Earth Day. This was a clearing experience for me, preparation for the spiritual emergence I would experience soon after this. The following spring, I felt compelled to attend a 4 day spiritual retreat. When it was done, I was a new person, experiencing absolute joy for the first time in my life. Sharing this joy is the greatest purpose in life, and what we are all meant to experience. It's my pleasure to offer my skills to assist others in their journey, whether it be by facilitating their self-healing miracle, or helping them to realize their dream of bringing their vision to the world in a published novel.show more

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