In addition to writing, I work for my local newspaper as their Digital Analyst and proofread all digital content, as well as serve as editor-on-demand for the Pubisher's Executive Assistant. I was a mentee in Pitch Wars, class of 2015.
I offer proofreading and editing services to help get you ready for your next step, be it plot development, querying, or entering a contest.
Query - $15
First Chapter - $20
Query & 1st Chapter (up to 15 pages) - $30
Synopsis - $40
For full manuscripts, I offer three types of edits:
Proofreading - $1.75/page
Developmental - $2.00/page
Full edit (both proofreading & developmental) - $2.50/page
For full manuscripts, my strengths (and interests) include romance (all heat levels / LGBT is A+) and fantasy, including Young Adult in those same genres.
I define a page as any page with content when formatted to standard manuscript formatting rules.
Krista Merle worked with me on developmental and line edits for my last project. She's savvy, efficient, and knowledgeable. I'd hoped she'd help me take my book to the next level, but she surpassed my expectations with her insight and understanding. I highly recommend her services.
If you’re looking for an editor, Krista Merle is the one. She revised my query and strengthened the first chapter of my manuscript. I was more than thrilled with the outcome and her guidance was immensely appreciated!
I thought I had a solid query and first chapter. I didn't expect to get much back in the way of edits since I'd revised so many times already.
Krista came back with great insight said in a polite way. It was never "This is bad." It was phrased in questions and open, honest statements. The best part was she took the time to add a compliment when something stood out for her. For me, it gave the feedback more sincerity because she wasn't just looking for ways to tear it apart. She was helping me make it a stronger piece of writing.
Like many writers a query stands as an obstacle. Krista helped me streamline my pitch of a complicated plot. It was easy to work with her. Thank you!