Editorial Services by Hannah

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  • Cordelia J.

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    Hannah is an excellent editor. She answered all my questions about my work in progress and added insight of her own, giving me feedback on issues I didn't even think needed to be addressed. My book will be infinitely better because of her input. I am very grateful to her. Highly recommend.

    May 10, 2016
  • The Wing Girls L.

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    Hannah copy edited out young adult book as well as gave us overall notes on what would and wouldn't work within the publishing world. She even gave us homework and a book list to read! She's meticulous and will catch things you never thought about with a solution in mind.

    Jun 2, 2015

About this pro

Please note: FOR ANYTHING SHORTER THAN BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS, I WILL NOT ANSWER REQUESTS HERE, ONLY ON MY WEBSITE. I DO NOT EDIT TECHNICAL MANUALS OR ANYTHING NON-NARRATIVE IN NATURE. I ALSO DO NOT RESPOND TO PEOPLE WHO PUT PAGE NUMBERS INSTEAD OF WORD COUNT. IF YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING THAT PUBLISHING WORKS BY WORD COUNT AND NOT PAGE NUMBER, YOU ARE NOWHERE NEAR READY TO BE PURSUING PUBLICATION, AND THUS I DO NOT WANT TO READ YOUR BOOK. My editorial services comprise line editing, in-line suggestions/questions, advising and direction regarding diversity issues, and full editorial notes. I can do the full package or a line edits only, and rates very based on which package you'd like and the length of your manuscript. I read fiction or nonfiction (which I will only accept based on whether the subject matter is something I have a passion for and expertise in). I have a BA in creative writing and an MA in children's literature, so I especially have expertise in evaluating manuscripts for young people. As a former librarian, I know how to glance over books and assess their quality and relevance to a collection, so I will be absolutely honest with you as to whether I think your book has potential in the traditional publishing world. I am a professional book critic for The Horn Book Magazine as well as an independent blogger and reviewer. I am passionate about having the best books brought into the world. As an avid reader, what could be better?

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Location

Tucson, AZ 85719

Q & A

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
    Pricing varies based on how extensive the request is. For editing, cost will vary if it's per page or per hour. For consulting on websites or social media, I can charge an hourly rate or a flat fee, again depending on the goals of your project. When you have more specific needs, I will probably charge a flat rate. For more exploratory projects (e.g. "I need some new content for my website"), I will most likely work hourly. When I give you a quote, I'll try to pre-assess what would make the most sense for your project, so it helps to give me as many details as possible as to what you would like to get out of our partnership! I generally provide one example page of text or content, and then after approval I work on the full project. If at that point it seems that our visions do not align, I charge a 50% kill fee.
  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
    I regularly take classes and trainings in a variety of areas, not just writing and editing. Recently I became certified as an indoor cycling instructor!
  • How did you get started doing this type of work?
    I've been a writer for as long as I've been a reader - possibly even longer, since I dictated stories to adults before I knew how to hold a pen. Becoming a librarian took a combination of finding a master's degree program that also offered a second master's in library science, plus reading a great book about librarians, and knowing that it would put me into an environment that had an abundance of books and other media, which I love! It's allowed me to be passionate, critical, and creative when it comes to books and texts.
Coverage Area for Editorial Services by Hannah is about 30+ miles of Tucson, AZ.