Editing Services

I am now accepting requests to edit authors' novel and short story manuscripts.

Services provided include content, line, and copy editing. My fee also includes consultation on book marketing and self-publishing strategies.

Rates depend on various factors such as length, deadline, etc. However, I understand the challenges of the market, and I always strive to offer competitive rates.

If you would like your work professionally edited by a Campbell Award finalist and Dragon Award winner, please contact me here.

Submission Guidelines:
Each novel and short story should be submitted as a single document in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.

The text should be double-spaced in an easily readable 12 point font such as Times New Roman, Courier New, or Calibri. There should be no extra spaces between paragraphs.

Please include a header in the top right corner of each manuscript page that includes your last name (real or pen name)/an identifying word from the work's title/the current page number. For example, the first page header for my Dragon Award-nominated novel The Secret Kings reads Niemeier/Kings/1.

Note: An editor is not a proofreader. All manuscripts should be checked for basic spelling and grammar errors prior to submission. Though I will correct any such errors I find, please at least run a simple spellcheck before sending in your MS.

Authors are strongly advised to make their books as polished as possible--including multiple revisions, preferably based on early reader feedback--before submitting them for editing. The first draft is for your eyes only.

My job is to work with you to produce the best possible version of your book. All edits are suggestions. Final decision-making power rests with the author.

If you're interested, feel free to send me an email at soulcyclebooks@gmail.com.


  1. Will you allow .odt formats (from OpenOffice and LibreOffice) as well? If not, no worries since both OO and LO will translate to the three formats you specified.

    1. Good question. I've tried .odt documents but had trouble with them, so I strongly prefer .doc, .docx, and .rtf.