If you’re an author in the state of Utah and if you’ve completed your manuscript, it’s vital to get an editor to take a look at it.
An editor can help you improve your book’s plot, characters, theme, sentence structure, style and voice, not to mention give your book an overall polish by fixing spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
In order to help you find an editor, we’ve compiled a list of 16 top book editors in Utah.
Continue reading to find out who they are.
Erin Hiatt is a writer, editor and designer based in Springville, Utah, and holds a BA in English Language with a minor in Editing and Publishing from Brigham Young University. She is also a current candidate for a MA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Weber State University. When it comes to editing, Erin has extensive experience in this area, both as an employee and also as a freelancer. She offers copyediting for various types of texts ranging from novels to nonfiction books, and even structuring tweets. If you’re planning on sending your book to a designer, you might also be interesting in Erin’s document clean-up and coding service where she can remove excessive characters and formatting in your manuscript. If you require a proofread of your book to remove typographical errors and to check for consistency of page layout, Erin can also offer this. You can contact Erin to tell her more about your book editing needs using the form at this page.
Eschler Editing is headed up by Angela Eschler, which is based in Greater Salt Lake City and was founded in 2007. Eschler Editing is a full-service organization offering various services to writers such as coaching in marketing, book design and covers, preparing documentation for pitching to literary agents, book production, ebook publishing and editing services for both fiction and nonfiction. Content editing is available, which comes in three options which are a story check, a full length evaluation and development editing. Take a look at this page to find out more about these options and prices. To give you an initial idea of fees, developmental editing for fiction is priced at $0.006 to .014 per word; there is $195 minimum price for books over 10,000 words, and if your book is less than 10,000 words, the minimum price is $129. If you’re looking for an in-depth line edit of your manuscript, which improves and corrects your prose, line by line, take a look here to find out what exactly is possible and rates for this service. If you’re interested in copyediting and proofreading of your book, this page will give you the information you need.
Educated at Brigham Young University from where she received a degree in English and Editing, Rebecca Maxfield who is based in Bountiful, Utah, offers editing and proofreading services. She is able to provide extensive suggestions and make corrections to novels and other types of text such as business documents and essays. Rebecca offers various editing solutions, ranging from proofreading to substantive editing. Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn in order to provide further details of you book editing needs.
Caroline Larsen is both a writer and editor, and a graduate of Brigham Young University where she received a BA in English Language with minors in English Literature and Editing. You can take a look at some of the books Caroline has edited at this page, which also contains a contact form you can use to make an enquiry about her editing services and/or request some samples of her editing.
5. Adam McLain
Based in Provo, Utah, Adam McLain offers various editing packages that you may want to take a look at; an example is development editing, which comes in two flavors. One option is for a work-in-progress manuscript, where Adam would work alongside you, editing the structural elements of your book chapter by chapter, as you complete them. The other option is developmental editing for your finished manuscript whose output would be detailed comments on how you can improve your story’s characters, its plot, settings and so on, along with Adam’s thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. Take a look at this page for further details of these two options and also other packages (such as copyediting and proofreading) Adam offers. If you would like to find out more and get a quote for the editing of your manuscript, you can email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Ogden, Utah, Kelsy Thompson is an experienced editor and writer. Among other things, her work experience has seen her hold editing roles at the hybrid publishing house Jolly Fish Press, at Flux which is an imprint that publishes fiction books for teenagers, and the position of Managing Editor at Weber – The Contemporary West, a literary journal, which reaches through print and online distribution, around 70,000 subscribers both in the United States and across the world. Kelsy offers various editorial services, which also include copyediting, line editing, development editing and proofreading. Take a look at this page for more details and if you would like to get quote, you can email email@example.com.
Kirsty G. Stewart, runs Looseleaf Editorial and Production, and holds a BA in English and a minor in Editing, and also a MA in English; both of these degrees were received from Brigham Young University. She has broad experience in editing and has held positions such as developmental editor and Managing Editor while working as an employee at magazines and journals. With experience of editing both fiction and nonfiction, Kirsty offers various editing options such as copyediting, which she charges at $30 per hour, substantive editing priced at $40 per hour, and developmental editing, which costs $45 per hour. Kirsty also offers proofreading, evaluations of manuscripts and a discount when you buy two or more services. Take a look at this page to find out exactly what she offers and fees involved.
1996 was the year when Suzanne Kimball Rekow began working as an independent content/editorial manager and as an expert in communications. In addition to offering writing services; examples including ghostwriting and writing technical documents among others, along with communication services such as the production of marketing and advertising materials, Suzanne also offers editing services for books and manuscripts. You can call Suzanne who is also an award-winning writer on 801-427-6438 to find out about how she can help you with your editing needs, her rates and to request some of her editing samples.
With a passion for both reading and writing since childhood, Madalyn Hodgson of Utah knew she wanted to be editor from an early age, and subsequently ended becoming one. She has experience of working for editing and marketing companies, both on a paid and volunteer basis and as freelancer specializes in editing nonfiction, fiction, fantasy and science fiction. Madalyn offers various editing services. To give you a flavor of some of these, if you require development editing, Madalyn can do this and her rates for this particular service is $0.03 per word, while if you want line editing, her fees for this work is $0.017 per word. Take a look at this page to find out the full list of Madalyn’s editorial services, rates and turnaround times. To tell Madalyn about your book and your editing requirements, you can contact her using the form on her website and remember to include the genre of your book if your message.
10. Chelsea Jackson
Chelsea Jackson runs Jackson Writing and Editing, and lives in Provo, Utah. With experience of the publishing industry from the perspective of an editor at a publishing company, and also an author, Chelsea has deep insights into the needs of other authors who are on the road to getting published. She holds a major degree in English and a minor in Editing from Brigham Young University and has a great try before you buy offer, where she can edit three pages of your book for free. Chelsea edits various genres and subgenres such as contemporary fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, among others.
She offers various editing services such as substantive editing, and content editing; the former is priced at $0.022 per word based upon a full edit of the whole of your manuscript, and the latter is priced at $.013 per word. Take a look at this page to learn more about the editing options Chelsea has available, their prices and to also find out about writing coaching packages she offers, which might be of interest. If you want to enquire about Chelsea’s editing services, you can contact her using this form.
11. Hayley Brooks
Holding a BA degree in English Linguistics with minors in Editing and Business Management from Brigham Young University, Hayley Brooks also has experience working as an editor. Her volunteering with Leading Edge, the science fiction and fantasy magazine at Brigham Young University led to her reaching the position of Editor in Chief, while she has also worked in a role involving editing of academic material. Whether for your book you need copyediting, substantive editing, or developmental editing, Hayley can do it all. If you would like to get a quote from Hayley, take a look at the information at this page, which explains how you can do so.
Daniel Craig Friend’s experience includes managing Brigham Young University’s Leading Edge magazine, working as Managing Editor at a speculative fiction e-magazine called Emerald Sky and at Cedar Fort Publishing, he worked as a copyeditor for nonfiction books. Daniel offers various editorial services, which among others include, development editing, content editing, line editing, and copyediting. Take a look here to find out more about these particular services, and if you would like a quote, you can complete the form on this page.
13. Lehua Parker
Originally from Hawaii and now based in Utah, Lehua Parker is a bestselling author of the MA/YA Niuhi Shark Saga Trilogy of books. In addition to being an author, Lehua through Michelle, her alter-ego, is also an editor, and occasionally offers content editing, line editing, and copyediting services. If you would like to find out more, you can email Michelle.Parker@MakenaPress.com.
Loretta Farnsworth is based in Provo, Utah and is also a graduate of Brigham University where she successfully gained a degree in English Linguistics with a minor in Editing. Through her work as a freelance editor, Loretta offers developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading for both fiction and nonfiction books. Take a look here to discover more about her services. As a bonus, Loretta also offers to edit the first two pages of your manuscript free of charge. To request a quote for your book project, you can complete the form found at this page.
15. KayLynn Flanders
Based in Layton, Utah with a degree in English Language and a minor in Editing from Brigham Young University, KayLynn Flanders has in excess of nine years of experience working as a freelance editor and designer. Her editing skills have been applied to various genres, which among others, includes fiction, cookbooks, self-help books, memoirs and religious nonfiction. KayLynn offers content editing, line editing and proofreading, along with design services such as interior formatting and book cover design. Her fees are based on a project basis. Take a look at this page to find out about the information you need to include, in order to get a quote from KayLynn.
16. Nichole Eck
Nichole Eck is based in Spanish Fork, Utah. If Nichole was to edit your manuscript, she brings with her six years of experience in editing as a freelancer, a degree in English Linguistics and a minor in Editing from Brigham Young University, along with experience as a writing/grammar tutor, and as an intern specializing in editing at magazines such as Liahona. She offers full developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting services, which you can find out about at this page, and from where you can use a form to contact Nichole. There is a minimum payment of $20.00 with all of her editing packages.
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