SIK Editing Services

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in my editing services.  Please feel free to scroll through the below information and let me know if you have any questions.

I work to make you look good

I understand how much work writers put in and how important it is for their works to shine.  So, I promise that I will treat your written baby with tender love and care, while putting 100% of my abilities toward making it perfect.

About the Editor

Before you make the decision of whether or not to contact me, you would probably like to know a bit about me/my experience, right?  Well, first of all, my name is Sam.  Nice to meet you!  *virtual hand shake*

Okay, now that the formalities are over…

I graduated in April of 2012 from the University of Regina, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English. Since graduating, I have had several opportunities of being a part of what I love: writing and editing.  I have written various articles and essays over the years, some published with my name and others ghost-written.  Currently, I spend my days writing and editing legal documents.

I am currently working toward building up my client-base for freelance editing.  While I am still young and fairly new to editing professionally, I am highly skilled in my field.  I believe that being new to the field only causes me to work harder on my projects.  My work speaks for itself.  I have edited business and legal documents, my personal blog posts, and novel manuscripts.  While my passion is editing novel manuscripts, I am proficient in and enjoy editing various works.

The following are the novel manuscripts I have had the pleasure of working on so far:

  • Drowning in Deception by Willa Jemhart
  • Farewell to Paris by Martin Chu Shui
  • Blood of Kings by Karlene Blakemore-Mowle
Services & Fees

Manuscript Evaluation

A manuscript evaluation is the option you want if you are looking to have professional feedback on the overall manuscript.  This option gives you an idea of the whole of your manuscript before beginning the editing stages.  I would provide you with “big picture” feedback about your story: how well everything works, if it flows well, plot holes, character development, etc.  I simply give suggestions after reading your manuscript; I do not mark up the proof whatsoever.

Fee:
Prices starting at $0.50 per standard 250-word page, or $0.002 per word*

Proofreading

Proofreading is typically the final stage in the editing process.  Once proofs are formatted and edited, proofreading is used to check for basic mechanical errors in the copy (i.e., spelling, grammar, typos).

Fee:
Prices starting at $1.50 per standard 250-word page, or $0.006 per word*

Copy-editing

Copy-editing is editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, consistencies, and other mechanics of style.

Fee:
Prices starting at $2 per standard 250-word page, or $0.008 per word*

*Note:

  • Prices listed are in Canadian dollars.
  • The reason I say “prices starting at” is because there are several things to consider when deciding upon a rate, such as rush jobs (projects with a tight deadline), jobs that require more work than normal (i.e., if English is not your first language), etc.
  • A minimum flat fee of $20 will be applied to all smaller projects.
 What Clients are Saying

“I highly recommend Sam for all of your editing needs. She has a keen eye and her attention to detail is amazing. While working on my manuscript, not only did she return everything to me in a timely manner, but she was a pleasure to work with. I will most definitely utilize her services again!”
— Willa Jemhart, author of Drowning in Deception

Ready for Your Work to Shine?

If you are interested in hiring me for my editing services, or even just as an inquiry, please fill out the form below. I will email you back as soon as I am able. Then, we can discuss/negotiate deadlines, numbers, and everything else that needs to be worked out.

If you are not a fan of forms or simply want to ask a general question, you may email me instead at sam@sharinginspiredkreations.com.

All information will be kept confidential. Upon agreement of services, the client will be required to sign a contract. I may also ask to see a sample of the work in question in order to provide an appropriate quote (if you have not provided one below). A sample edit (so that you may see my quality of work) is available upon request.

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