Editing Services

Editing Services

Whether you are self-publishing your novel or just need an essay proofread for school, I can help. I’ve edited (as of Autumn 2017) more than seventy books. My Master’s degree is in English, and I have taught college-level English for many years. I can handle any size job, from your blog post to your epic novel.

Take a look at my growing editorial portfolio below.

There are two flavors of editing that I offer:

Proofreading: Proofreading is about getting rid of the cosmetic errors– punctuation, spelling, and grammar problems. It is usually the last step in the writing/editing process. It’s not meant to be comprehensive; when you are proofreading, you shouldn’t be re-working text, or re-arranging content. Proofreading is about doing a last run-through to catch surface problems with the content. This is done quickly and is less expensive.

Copy Editing: Copy editing is about making sure there aren’t inconsistencies in your writing, and that the style flows well in addition to being grammatically correct. There are different levels of copy editing that you might desire: light copy editing might consist of double-checking accuracy and taking care of most grammatical issues. More intensive copy editing might include correcting flow and re-working some of the text, paragraphs, or heavily correct style, flow, and grammar.

Either way, I simply charge

  • $.005 per word (a half-cent per word) 

For example, a 7,000-word short story or novelette would be $35, or a 120,000-word novel would be $600.

All payments are made through Paypal.com or Square.com. Email me to discuss any questions or to get an exact quote on your proofreading needs. Any work estimated under $20 should be paid in advance, larger jobs can be pro-rated or broken up as necessary.

E-mail me and we can discuss your needs. brian@brianschell.com

 


EDITING PORTFOLIO

Recent books that I’ve edited and/or proofread. I have also done cover design on about half of these.

All are available for preview or purchase on Amazon, and most are also available in paperback format.

Note: I’ve stopped updating this list as of late 2016… It’s getting long and I’ve had reports of people pestering the authors. Please ask for current references.

 

HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: BOOK FOUR: Book Four: Renaissance HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: BOOK FOUR: Book Four: Renaissance by Zeno Singer. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
A Very Corporate Affair Book 5: Breaking the Bank (The Corporate Series) A Very Corporate Affair Book 5: Breaking the Bank (The Corporate Series) by D. A. Latham. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Risen: A Cain Kurlow Adventure Risen: A Cain Kurlow Adventure by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Art Of Deception (University Mystery Series Book 4) Art Of Deception (University Mystery Series Book 4) by Brenda Donelan. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
I.S.S. Starkiller Chronicles: Part Two I.S.S. Starkiller Chronicles: Part Two by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
I.S.S. Starkiller Chronicles: Part One I.S.S. Starkiller Chronicles: Part One by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Void Emissary: The Book of the Void Part 1 Void Emissary: The Book of the Void Part 1 by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Purgatory: Ghoul: Part 2 Purgatory: Ghoul: Part 2 by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Purgatory: Ghoul: Part I Purgatory: Ghoul: Part I by Lon Varnadore. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
My Life During the O.J. Simpson Trial My Life During the O.J. Simpson Trial by Patrice Williams Marks. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Montgomery Vale: Shadows Montgomery Vale: Shadows (Volume 2) by Patrice Williams Marks. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
The Fixer The Fixer by D. A. Latham. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
MONTGOMERY VALE: Scorched (Volume 1) MONTGOMERY VALE: Scorched (Volume 1) by Patrice Williams Marks. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
The Abduction of Nelly Don The Abduction of Nelly Don by Patrice Williams Marks. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
HISTORY WITH THE GRAIN OF SALT: BOOK THREE: MIDDLE AGES HISTORY WITH THE GRAIN OF SALT: BOOK THREE: MIDDLE AGES by Zeno Singer. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
The Debt The Debt by D. A. Latham. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Lucid Blue And Other Tales Too Lucid Blue And Other Tales Too by Robert McCarroll. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: Book One: Ancient Times HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: BOOK TWO: ANTIQUITY (History With the Grain of Salt 2)  by Zeno Singer. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: Book One: Ancient Times HISTORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT: Book One: Ancient Times by Zeno Singer. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Stories Under the Tail Stories Under the Tail: Anecdotes from the Life of a Pilot by Captain Zeno Singer. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Shadowboy Shadowboy (Tarnished Sterling, Book One) By Robert McCarroll. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Kilix Chronicles Chronicles of Kilix Book One By T. K. Chapin. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Kilix Taken Taken: Chronicles of Kilix Book Two  By T. K. Chapin. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
Solex Solex: Chronicles of Kilix Book Three  By T. K. Chapin. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Debt The Debt  by D. A. Latham. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Whore of Babylon Cay The Whore of Babylon Cay by D. A. Latham. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Jakes Job Jake’s Job: The Sexiest Interview Ever by H. K. Kiting. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Bound for Happiness Bound for Happiness by Dean Chills. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 Daily Writing Daily Writing!: A Year of Story Prompts by Kevin L. Knights. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 The Five-Minute Buddhist The Five-Minute Buddhist by Brian Schell. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link)
 The Five-Minute Buddhist Meditates The Five-Minute Buddhist Meditates by Brian Schell. Preview or purchase on Amazon (link) 

 

Email Brian Schell

Brian @ BrianSchell.com