Sample Edit

Your book is ready for editing or proofreading, and you want to choose an editor who’s a good fit for you and whose expertise you can trust.

A 1,000-word sample edit lets you see how I work before you commit to a full service. It also enables me to evaluate what level of editorial intervention your book needs. From this I can estimate the number of editing hours required and the cost.

What you’ll get

  • A line-by-line, word-by-word edit of your 1,000-word sample, with a focus on the following:
    • Spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax
    • Consistency in capitalisation, hyphenation and spelling
    • Clarity and flow of sentence-level narration
    • Repetitive words or phrases
    • Redundant words that clutter your narrative
    • Phrasing that’s awkward, ambiguous or clichéd
    • Plot, timeline and character-trait consistency
    • Dialogue: style and punctuation
    • Basic point-of-view issues
    • Use of tenses
    • Word, line and paragraph spacing
    • Standard manuscript formatting: indentation; paragraph style; scene and chapter breaks

Price: Free

Format: Microsoft Word doc

Request a sample edit

Let’s get started with a free taster edit so that you can see if I’m a good editorial fit for you.

Yes, I’d like a sample edit

a killer combination for polishing a manuscript

Working with Angela is always an enriching experience. She’s an editor who is fully committed to her clients, helping craft the best possible stories with a keen eye for detail, while still respecting the author’s voice and creativity.

Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Author

I highly recommend Angela to anyone who wants to release the best version of their book

I found Angela to be an exceptional editor to work with. I had trialled a number of freelance editors previously and the editing process with Angela was by far the smoothest I have ever experienced.

Jax Calder, Fiction Author

the result was a much better script that I proudly presented to my publisher

When I got my manuscript back from Angela, I was shocked to realise it wasn’t just a couple of typos here and there as I’d imagined. She had done a huge job, and the result was a much better script that I proudly presented to my publisher. So, from the bottom of my heart, a big Thank You to Angela.

Annika Ohlson-Smith, Fiction Author
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