Are you an author in Nevada and are looking for a list of book editors in Las Vegas?
Below we’ve featured 5 editors who offer book editing services.
1. Alisa Howard
With her first collection of poetry published in 2012, Alisa Howard decided to establish An Howard Publishing, in order to focus on her editing career. In 2013, she started working with B.O.S.S. (Be your Own Success Story) Magazine as a contributing writer and editor, and she gained valuable experience in the educational domain as well. Later on, she became a Policy and Procedure editor and writer for the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program in Nevada. Her extensive activity as a community worker and teacher helped her become an Instructor for the CHW Training Program at the College of Southern Nevada.
An Howard Publishing, now known as AHP, is an editing and writing boutique company founded in 2011. The range of clients with whom they have worked is comprised of aspiring authors, students, business owners, college professors, and many others. Their services include book development, book consulting, creative writing classes, and proofreading.
Some of the already published titles which they have edited are “Act like a lady, think like a wife”, by Stephanie D. Singleton, “POW – Words of Wisdom”, by Mr. Jeremy R. Washington, and “The Art of Being Cool”, by Theodore Ransaw. You can find more here.
Although their fees are not mentioned on the website, you can contact them for additional information.
2. Amanda Edens
Amanda’s journey began with a creative writing program at a liberal arts college – however, once she realized that she is more passionate about the development of her colleagues’ work than about her own, she started her career as an editor. Having studied the technical aspects of content writing, Amanda’s several years of experience in editorial management recommend her for this job.
She is specialized in character-driven novels, which means that the works she edits cover a broad range of genres – however, most of her clients have writings that fit the romance, literary fiction, and fantasy genres. She does not edit manuscripts of non-fiction, memoirs, self-help, and poetry. There are also a few specific characteristics which she normally avoids in a manuscript, and you can find them here.
As long as your book is of her interest, she can provide developmental editing, line and copy editing, proofreading, and book coaching. If you want to contact her in order to request a sample edit, to discuss payment terms, or to simply talk to her about your work, you can reach her using the contact information available online.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Endleaf Editing was established by Linda Wieland, a freelance editor. At the start of her career, she was an editorial assistant at SAGE Publications – however, she decided to begin her freelancing career soon after, thus spending 5 years to specialize as a proofreader. She also worked in journalism as a media editor. She has a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Copy-editing Certificate from the University of California, San Diego, and a Copy-editing Fiction specialization at the Editorial Freelancers’ Association. Linda is also a member of ACES: The Society for Editing.
Her services are available for authors, publishers, and academics, and they include a wide range of genres – she is experienced in academic writing regarding the humanities and social sciences, which also includes thesis editing, journal article editing, and dissertation editing, in non-fiction writing (with a personal preference for creative non-fiction, history, biographies, and parenting), and most fiction genres (mystery, romance, women’s fiction, young adult, new adult, dystopian, erotica, and many others). Regardless, you can still contact her if your work does not fit these genres, as she is a versatile editor.
Linda’s main services are copy-editing, proofreading, and “mini edit”. Although the first two seem clear, you should know that the third one involves the copy-editing of the first 10,000 words (around 40 pages), and it is only available for fiction manuscripts, in case you want to copy-edit the rest of the work by yourself. A full description for each of them can be found here.
In terms of costs, the minimum fee for small projects is $30, while long projects are charged by word. Copy-editing rates vary from $0.01 to $0.03/word, proofreading rates are between $0.006 and $0.009/word, and there is a flat fee of $120 for mini edits.
If you want to contact her in order to collaborate, you can use the information displayed on her website. However, if you’re not sure, you can first ask for a free sample edit, as long as it is not greater than 1,000 words.
An experienced editor, you can find Ann Castro’s work history here, as it is not available on her website. Most notably, she is a member of the Editorial Freelancers’ Association and of the Bay Area Editors Forum.
During the editorial process, she takes on the role of a guide – self-publishing and traditional publishing authors are welcome to send her their manuscripts. The preferred genres are fiction (young adult/adult), non-fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, self-help, spiritual, and health/wellness.
Her services consist of manuscript evaluation, book developmental editing, line editing, copy-editing/proofreading, ghostwriting with “an editorial eye”, and publishing readiness (query letters, author bios, back cover blurbs, and many more).
If you want to work with AnnCastro Studio, you can find the contact details here.
Although it is mainly a publishing company, Empire Book also provides editing services for aspiring or established authors – this can be a benefit, as they are highly aware of the standards that need to be met in order to have your manuscript accepted for publication later on.
They have two stages of editing available, respectively mechanical editing, using academic software, and personal editing, by editors with degrees in English/Literature. The estimated turnaround time is of approximately four weeks – however, it depends on the complexity, quality and length of the manuscript.
The fee for copy-editing is that of $0.013/word, but there are specific rules that apply depending on the length of your work. You can find all the information you need about editing here. Once you’ve made a decision, feel free to contact them.
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