line editing

Adult, new adult, YA, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction

Line editing works intensively to adjust higher-level language choices, vary sentence structure, smooth transitions between paragraphs, adjust transitions between subsections/scenes, and similar line-by-line elements. The work is tailored to each manuscript.
Between $5.75 and $12.50 per page.
​Long projects receive a flat rate because the per-page rate would be prohibitive.
Fees for juvenile projects are below.


"I was referred by a magazine editor who recommended Laine highly. While I worked with her on my first novel, I made the mistake of having another editor do my second book. After three rounds of editing by the other person, there were many grammatical errors in the first pages. and it got worse later on. I will never ask anyone but Laine to edit my books!" 
​--Women's Fiction


"Writer's Resource edited a manuscript that was then accepted by McFarland and Company, a success I attribute to Laine's work." 
​--Nonfiction Resource Guide


Doubled and Tripled Agent Response Rates

US and Foreign Rights Contracts

Contracts with Top Agents and Publishers

​English Translations

award-winning book editor

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CONTENT AND CONTEXTUAL EDITS

Fiction and nonfiction

Editing for content and context requires an understanding of the author's intended impact to ensure that every sentence guides readers toward the mark. Authors whose works are moving from one country to another frequently find content/contextual editing useful in "translating" their culture and societal mores for their new country's audience. ​Between $8.95 and $25.00 per double-spaced page. 


"The quality of work from Writer's Resource is without parallel. I made the mistake of going with a cheaper editorial service. I wound up having to do several rounds just to get the job done right, and it cost me twice as much. I will always work with Writer's Resource!" 
--Mainstream Women's Fiction Series

english translations

Fiction and nonfiction, adult and juvenile

Editing English translations requires careful selection of language that carries the nuances the author wishes to convey. Years of experience translating from ancient languages into modern text, Spanish-to-English, French-to-English, Russian-to-English, Chinese-to-English and Japanese-to-English texts ensures that your narrative achieves the right tone.
Between $7.95 and $25.00 per double-spaced page.

juvenile line & copy editing

Children's picture books, easy readers, and early chapter books

Juvenile projects are edited according to the needs of the target audience and publishing industry expectations by an award-winning book editor. 
Between $345 and $925 per story.


"I am very impressed with Laine's work. It's nice to have work that doesn't require us to fix it upon delivery. We'll shift all of our work away from our other freelancers and over to her starting this year, and we will budget a very healthy amount for her services." 
​--Social Issues/Advocate Nonfiction​

copyediting

Adult, new adult, YA, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction

This professional writing service puts the final polish on the manuscript. All work is tailored to the individual needs of each manuscript.
Between $4.00 and $6.95/double-spaced page
.