Editorial Services

Novel writing is a specialised skill which requires specialised editing, and the book you've poured your heart and soul into deserves an editor who will do your story justice.


I have a passion for storytelling, and understand the unique requirements of genre fiction. I offer developmental and copy editing services, and a manuscript appraisal service - check out the options below for the service that best matches your needs.

My speciality is genre fiction. I do not work on memoirs or stories about physical or sexual abuse or addiction. If your story involves these issues as the main plotline, I recommend you find an editor who is a better match for your work.


Manuscript Appraisal

A comprehensive written report covering aspects such as character development, pacing, plotting, conflicts and writing style. The appraisal also includes a half hour feedback session either via phone call or Zoom. 

As a rough estimate, work on approximately 10-12c per word in South African currency

(approx. $0.01).


Query Assistance

Assistance with writing and polishing of your query cover letter, critiquing and polishing your synopsis, and advice on  submitting to agents and publishers.

The cost is R750 / $75 per book.


Manuscript Editing

Developmental editing, line editing, or a combination of the two.

Prices vary depending on individual needs, word count and genre, but as a rough guideline work on 20-25c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.02) for a single pass of the manuscript. Multiple rounds of edits may attract a higher rate.

Final quotes will only be given after submission of sample pages.


eBook Formatting

Interior formatting for eBooks to upload to the various online retailers. Includes copyright pages, front and back matter, and a clickable Table of Contents.

Prices vary depending on word count.


Copy Editing

Once your manuscript has received a developmental or content edit, you're ready for line-by-line  edits and an eye for detail.

Prices vary depending on word count, genre and individual requirements, but a rough guideline is 18-20c per word in South African currency (approx. $0.015).

Final quotes will only be given after submission of sample pages.