If you’re searching for book editors in San Francisco, the following list is especially for you.
Run by Kristen Tate, The Blue Garret offers several services and packages aimed to improve your writing, and turn your manuscript into something ready for publishing. Kristen completed a PhD in English, specializing in novels and the history of publishing, and ever since has been fascinated with the inner workings of stories and long-form writing. An accomplished editor, Kristen took several advances courses in editing from the Editorial Freelancers Association and received a professional editing certificate from the University of California, making her highly qualified to take on your writing.
The editing services you can expect from The Blue Garret are divided into 3 packages as follows: ‘The Works’, ‘The Pro’ and ‘The Trad’, with the option to include add-ons, such as book formatting and blurb writing. The first of these packages is a comprehensive service (with a flat fee of $2,800 for a 70,000 word book) in which they will apply copyediting, proofreading and content editing to your manuscript, among other things, in order to get it ready to be published. The second ($1,750 per 70,000 words), is for more advanced texts that only require a few adjustments and edits. The third package ($2,100 per 70,000 words), is somewhere in the middle of the other two, and is specifically for those wanting to send their work off to a publisher successfully.
Telephone Number: Available via e-mail request.
2. The Editrice
Freelance editor and consultant Kirsten Janene-Nelson operates from the website ‘The Editrice’. Having worked with some well-known publishing companies such as Counterpoint and University of California Press, Kirsten is well-versed in the art of writing and editing. The editor has a wealth of experience in the field, and has worked on fiction, nonfiction, translation and everything in between.
As well as offering a consultancy service, in case you are looking for some hot tips on the best ways to improve your writing, Kirsten is available for many editing services. Editorial assessments, developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading are just a few of the editing services on offer at The Editrice. So if you are wondering whether Kirsten can tinker with your writing to maximize its potential, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
As for rates, it’s best to contact Kirsten by heading over to her website contact page, as she prefers to ascertain the price after evaluating the work.
A professional writer with several awards to her name, Wendy Tokunga is also a freelance editor and writing teacher. With multiple novels under her belt, Wendy has written in the genres of both fiction and non-fiction, meaning she has plenty of experience when it comes to editing across genres. As well as being an active writer to this day, Wendy also teaches a course on writing novels at Stanford, so she is always improving her own writing, making her a fantastic choice for editing your work.
As for the services Wendy offers when it comes to editing, the accomplished writer specializes in editing manuscripts and consulting on projects. Whether you are struggling to apply the finishing touches to your manuscript and get it off to the publisher, or have been turned down in the past, Wendy can help you remedy your writing and put you on the right path. So how exactly can Wendy help with your writing? Well, through evaluating your manuscript and offering suggestions on plot, character development, style and much more.
The rates of Wendy’s editing service are as follows: the first five pages of the manuscript you submit will be free, and then you can expect to pay $7 per double-spaced page after that. Wendy can also write a query letter to an agent for you for a fee of $125. For more information on how Wendy can help you, you can contact her via e-mail.
With a team of highly experienced editors, each with their own specialties in different fields covering everything from medicine to economics, San Francisco Edit is a great option for any editing needs you may have. This company is a solid choice when it comes to their specialty of editing technical papers and documents, due to their deep knowledge in a wealth of subjects, but they also edit books.
Offering editing and proofreading services, San Francisco Edit have plenty of satisfied clients who – with their help – have managed to get their papers published in reputable journals. So, if you are looking for someone to take a look over your writing who has experience outside of just the area of literature, then San Francisco Edit should be a no-brainer.
The rate you can expect to pay if you decide to contract the editing services of San Francisco Edit is $33 per 250 words, plus the administrative fee of $30. The company also offers a faster option, in case you need the editing done quickly, for $43 per 250 words.
Telephone Number: (415) 307-9358
5. Andrea Alban
Andrea Alban has been interested in literature her whole life, self-publishing a poetry book as young as six years old. Since that moment, she was determined to make it in the world of writing, choosing to study the craft at college, even publishing a book ‘Anya’s War’ at age 16. She went on to author 9 successful books, several to critical acclaim, and one ‘The happiness tree’ was even made into a stage show, touring children’s museums.
Primarily focusing on children’s literature, Andrea Alban is praised by previous clients for her vision when it comes to bringing children’s stories to life. With a keen understanding of the genre, Andrea can help you inject character and momentum into your children’s book. For more information on her editing service and fees, you can contact Andrea via e-mail.
Telephone Number: (415)-505-4951
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Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of Writing Tips Oasis.