Editing, Proofreading and Manuscript Assessment Services
Are you looking for an editor who can make your manuscript shine? Whether you're a first-time author or a seasoned professional, I would love to help you get your next writing project out into the world.
A member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors, I have helped writers at all stages of their career get their books into the hands of readers. I work regularly with both independent authors and publishing houses, and can assist you at all stages of your publication journey.
Specialising in fiction and creative non-fiction of all lengths, I provide honest and detailed feedback and corrections, while ensuring your unique author's voice is retained. As an author myself, I know how terrifying it can be to send your book baby off to the editor! That's why I deliver my feedback in a kind and supportive way, offering the advice you need to make your book the best it can be.
Contact me for a free sample edit.
Proofreading is the final check of a manuscript or document before publication. It focuses on catching typos, small grammatical and punctuation errors, and any formatting issues.
Cost: US$7 per 1000 words
Line and Copy Editing
Line and copy editing focuses on the language, content and style of the manuscript. A line/copy edit will ensure your writing is clear, concise, and error free, with a consistent tone throughout.
Cost: US$12 per 1000 words
Developmental editing focuses on the "big picture" of a book. It addresses issues with structure, plot, characterisation, and any other areas that may weaken your story. With each developmental edit, I also provide a detailed manuscript assessment report, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your book, along with suggestions for improvement.
Cost: US$22 per 1000 words (includes detailed manuscript assessment report)
"Johanna is an absolute gem. She went above and beyond with her communication and advice. Her editing work is flawless and she turned my dream into a reality. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again." - Liam Browne, author of Dealer to Healer: A Modern Tale of a F*cked Up Male
"Johanna was, as always, great. She is easy to work with, very professional, and always ready to explain everything. I have worked with her a few times now, and I will hire her again. She is very meticulous and has really high skills in this field. The job was done just as I wanted, and I would recommend her to anyone.” - Eve Kaan, author of Yoshiwara
"Johanna is amazing, intelligent, competent and brilliant! I am so grateful for all her help which took my book to another level. She was so kind, supportive and patient that I loved working with her and look forward to working with her again in the future." - Mukti Love, author of Inside the Rainbow