Editing

I offer proofreading and editing services for both novels and short stories. Even the most seasoned writer needs that essential objective ‘eye’. The formatting is also checked for consistency. Sometimes proofreading involves minor editing such as suggestions for improvement of sentence and paragraph construction.

My resources include The Editor’s Companion (2nd Edition) by Janet Mackenzie and Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers (6th Edition) by the Commonwealth Government Printing Office.

I charge a set fee per page for novels and a set fee per every 1,000 words for short stories- no hidden costs. I tailor each story to your needs, and I strongly believe in trust and good communication between me as a proofreader/editor, and you as a writer. To establish trust and respect; I offer to edit your first chapter for free – leaving it up to you to decide if you want to go ahead or not.

I also offer bundle packages for writers who wish to establish an author platform and assistance with plot and character development. Click here for for information.

 

Proofreading

(AUD $1/page)

Novels

Final Manuscript

Beta Reading

Minor Editing

Plot Guidance (Including Characters)

Paragraph Check

Spell Check

Grammar Check

Editing

(AUD $500)

Novels

Final Manuscript

Line Editing

Structual Edit

Plot Guidance (including characters)

Paragraph Check

Spell Check

Grammar Check

 

If you are looking for someone to help you finalize your novel, please contact me through my page for pricing and more information, I am happy to tailor costs based on your personal situation.

Reviews

“Melina reviewed my short story in record time, pointing out my mistakes and giving me incredible feedback. I really recommend her services!” -Lucas

“Fantastic! Helped me see where I needed more details in my story and specifically what was needed to help paint a picture and some tools to help with grammar and punctuation!'” -Russell

“I asked her review a short story I’m working on for submission, she did a bang up job and pointed out a couple of typos I had made and even justified her responses to some of the ones I disagree on. Fairly happy with what she did.” -Kenny

 


Please Note:
The client entering into a contract for the service will retain the sole copyright, ownership and control over all materials submitted. It is the client’s responsibility to keep a copy of the work sent for editing or proofreading. In the case of Melina being unable to complete the project, all advance fees that have been paid by the client up until the point of termination will be refunded.

Melina treats all personal information with no less protection than that provided for by the National Privacy Principles and the privacy laws that are in force in Australia.

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