What is available:
Betaread: Comments on character, plot and voice is the most basic edit.
Detailed Editing available by author Deborah White:
- Proofread: Correction of basic typographic errors.
- Copyedit: Includes a proofread.
3. Line Edit: Includes a copyedit and a proofread.
An involved and thorough edit that focuses on the language you use to communicate your narrative. It ensures tonal consistency, corrects pacing issues, improves dialogue, clarifies confusing language, and eliminates redundancy.
4. Developmental Edit: Includes a line edit, a copyedit, and a proofread.
A developmental edit is a process in which the editor works closely with the author during the creation of the book to consult on story structure, character development, genre beats, language choices, style, and marketability.
Frequently asked questions:
What do others think of your work:
"Found her vocation-Excellent story writer. Listens to the client and does a great job."
"Excellent with words.Good communication. Highly recommended."
"Great work and easy to work with. Took my outline to the next level."
"Excellent work. Cant wait to continue our journey."
"Great to work with! Very thorough, and a unique perspective. The project was finished in only 2 days! I’ll def be working with Deborah again!"
"Pretty much the most organized and clear feedback I've ever gotten from a beta read. All of it was extremely easy to read. Just a bang-up job all around."
"Deborah was wonderful to work with! She offered valuable critics, but was always encouraging as well. She helped to make my book the best it could be!"
"Deborah was a joy to work with, her editing was very detailed and she very generous with suggestions and comments on how to improve the book. I also liked the way she worked alongside me in developing challenging areas in a timely fashion. Well Done!!!"
"This is the 2nd project I've had completed, and great service and delivery and really happy with the quality of the work. I will definitely use again, and would definitely recommend."
"Lovely, a very attentive seller, who listens to what her client asks for and puts her heart into getting it just right. Thanks so much, a great job."
"Deborah was able to write a story that is engaging and educational. Thanks Deborah!"
"Deborah gave great feedback, and helped me to see where the manuscript was possibly lacking. Highly Recommend!"
What format and font settings should I use in the files I send?
Please ensure all submissions are saved in Microsoft Word as a .doc file (or .docx) and formatted in Times New Roman, 14 point or if you would like handwritten edits you can send a PDF.
What style guide do you use?
I edit according to the guidelines found in The Chicago Manual of Style (currently in its 17th edition).
What can I expect?
The work I do varies depending on what level of editing you’ve booked, but all clients will receive a copy of their document with colour coded highlighted areas so you can easily see what my suggested changes are. I also leave comments when applicable (e.g., say a character’s name is spelled inconsistently – I’ll default to making sure all instances are consistent with the first instance of how it appears in the book, but leave you a note letting you know to change things if you prefer a different spelling). I’m a stickler for grammar in the sense that everything will be 90-100% grammatically correct – my goal as your editor is to make your work marketable while respecting your personal writing style.
What kind of books do you edit?
I specialize in fiction, and middle grade/ young adult books in particular (all subgenres). My personal favourite genres are middle grade fiction and fantasy, but I’m always happy to have a new story to read!
How long will it take you?
My turnaround time varies depending on a number of factors, so I’ll need to see your entire book before I can give you an estimate on how long I’ll need to edit something. Generally speaking, I’ll need additional time if your book’s word count is over 55K, if you’ve written a book that takes place outside of the United States where I’ll need to double-check locations and words in languages other than English, or if English is not your first language. I am pretty fast once I get started and you will not be disappointed once I start. I’m happy to send finished chapters to you as I work – you can request this.
How do I pay you?
Please note I only accept PayPal for payment.
if you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to email me:
You can also see my editing gigs on Fivver.com under the username DeborahWhite100:
One time voucher:
1-3 pages example edit is available for 99p or 1.29 $
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