“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you, and we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” – Arthur Plotnik
Beta Reader Package
As your beta reader, I will read through the manuscript to check for missing or changed details, plot and unexplained holes, delivered and undelivered promises, and overall content. Light edits may be scattered throughout but the focus is primarily on development. Projects will be returned with comments and tracked changes within four weeks.
Flat rate: $1.50 per double spaced 8.5” x 11” page
“Raven provided a thorough and timely beta-read for my manuscript. She offered up character development tips to strengthen emotions and impact, and highlighted inconsistencies throughout my chapters. Her copy edits and formatting corrections polished my work. I highly recommend working with Raven!”
“Raven provided feedback in a timely manner. She assured me that my main concern was negligible, and suggested a few line edits to eliminate wordiness. Even after sending me her feedback, she was willing to help develop suggestions for pacing and clarity during crucial plot points. Supportive and delightfully helpful.”
— Adelle Yeung, author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy
“As a beta reader, Raven is very thorough in her editing. She does a very in-depth job in both copy editing and content editing. She is also able to suggest interesting ideas to better scenes and willing to brainstorm plot points. For anyone searching for a comprehensive beta reader, I’d highly recommend her.”
— Viktoria Nikola
“Rae did an excellent proofread of my middle grade novel. Her suggestions improved my line-by-line narrative and pushed me to add emotional depth to the story. Highly recommended.”
— Paul Janus
Developmental Editing Package
It’s time to nitpick! Though this package is much like a beta read, I will go deeper into the manuscript with my commenting, editing, and suggestions on different sentence structures, plot changes, scene additions, and more. I will look at the characters, scenes, and overall structure to make sure everything runs smoothly, and I will also make note of any questions or concerns about the development process. Edits and comments will be made in-line via Word track changes and all documents will be returned within four to six weeks.
Flat rate: $3.00 per double spaced 8.5” x 11” page
“Raven was a great help to me in developing my story. Her insightful comments forced me to re-evaluate several major plot points of my story — which I needed — and greatly improved the story’s structure. She is highly recommended!”
— Chris Kennedy, bestselling author of The Theogony series
“Editor Raven Eckman is a bright new voice in the literary world. Her insight into the dynamics of plot and character development, as well as her skill as both editor and alpha reader, made her ideally suited to help bring out the author’s true voice in a completed manuscript.”
– Susanne Lambdin, Author
“Raven Eckman is a very capable reviewer who provides insightful and perceptive feedback that allows your work to achieve its full potential. She is well read, which gives her greater insight into effective description, pacing and character development. Raven also respects your ideas, so her commentary and suggestions are not ones of redirection but rather strengthen the final result. She understands that editing is not destructive but rather a constructive and cooperative venture. My work is simply better due to her efforts and they are greatly appreciated.”
— Jeff Young, Author
“Raven’s thoughtful insights help me to better flesh out the characters and the story. She has a real gift for editing.”
— Award-winning, multi-published Author Beth Trissel
Content Editing Package
It’s that time again… hello grammar! This package is focused entirely on grammar and typos, and I will make note of any questions or concerns to be addressed. These edits and comments will be made in-line via Word track changes and all documents will be returned within four weeks.
Flat rate: $2.00 per page per double spaced 8.5” x 11” page
Additional Options(half off for first time clients)
One hour Skype call – – -$25
*Add on to a package to discuss issues, concerns, and general feedback of the entire process. Would take place one week after the manuscript is returned.
Social media assistance – – – $20 per hour
*Need help with promotion? Don’t have any social media accounts for your new novel? Have no fear! I can help with that.
- Setting up tweets
- Setting up Facebook posts
- Social Media Account (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) setup
- Hootsuite setup