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Editing Services

Welcome!

Below you can find an overview of the editing services, so you can be sure you pick the one you need. The prices are based on the rates reported by the EFA.

Please read all the information carefully, as well as the FAQ. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

If you would like a sample edit to see if I’m the right fit for you, please just shoot me a message.

What editing service do you need?

Click on the service for more information.

Developmental editing

Choose if: you have written your manuscript but feel unsure about the plot, characters, worldbuilding, and/or tone of voice.

Line editing

Choose if: you have written your manuscript but feel unsure about the flow, clarity of your sentences and/or the fit with the target audience.

Copyediting

Choose if: you have written your manuscript but want it checked on grammar, syntax, and/or consistency.

Proofreading

Choose if: you have written your manuscript and want it checked on minor errors such as spelling, typos, punctuation, and/or formatting.

Developmental writing coaching

Choose if: you have not yet finished your manuscript, need help with your outline, want to improve your writing skills, and/or need more accountability.

Proofreading

From all the types of editing services, proofreading is the lightest one. You should pick proofreading if you need your manuscript checked on:

  • spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • typos
  • missing words
  • minor formatting issues

Choose this service if you feel confident about your manuscript and only want it checked for any lingering mistakes.

What will you get:
I will add comments and suggestions in the margin if applicable and use track changes to highlight the changes I made in your manuscript.

Want a sample?
Please click the Contact Me button below and send me an email. I will happily provide a sample edit for your story.

Want a combination?
This service can be combined with copyediting. For prices, click here.

Ready to order?

Contact me for proofreading your manuscript, a sample, or more information

Copyediting

Copyediting is a more thorough version of proofreading. It’s not just a final polish, but goes into more than just minor spelling mistakes.

Pick copy editing if you need your manuscript checked on:

  • grammar
  • syntax
  • consistency
  • factual accuracy
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • typos

This is especially perfect if you want to self-publish and just need help polishing your manuscript.

What will you get:
I will add comments and suggestions in the margin if applicable and use track changes to highlight the changes I made in your manuscript.

Want a sample?
Please click the Contact Me button below and send me an email. I will happily provide a sample edit for your story.

Want a combination?
This service can be combined with either line editing or proofreading. For prices, click here.

What Clients Say

Until I met Iris I was just a person with ideas on paper. She single handedly turned my project into a realized craft. I couldn't be any happier with the service and am impressed with her punctuality. My characters and their world owes her a lot. - Developmental & Copyedit
Hisoka
Author of Condemnation - Black Flower

Ready to order?

Contact me for copyediting your manuscript, a sample, or more information

Line editing

Line editing is editing at a sentence and paragraph level. This is especially great if you feel the flow of your story is off or have doubts about the clarity of your sentences.

Pick line editing if you need your manuscript checked on:

  • word choice
  • flow
  • ambiguity
  • repetition
  • activeness of your writing style
  • parallelity of your sentences
  • redundancy
  • fit with target audience
  • readability of the sentences and paragraphs

This is especially perfect if you want to self-publish and just need help polishing your manuscript.

What will you get:
I will add comments and suggestions in the margin if applicable and use track changes to highlight the changes I made in your manuscript.

Want a sample?
Please click the Contact Me button below and send me an email. I will happily provide a sample edit for your story.

Want a combination?
This service can be combined with copyediting. For prices, click here.

Ready to order?

Contact me for line editing your manuscript, a sample, or more information

Combined prices

Proofreading + Copyediting: starting at $0.03 per word

Copyediting + Line editing: starting at $0.055 per word.

Developmental editing

With the developmental editing service, you’ll get a very in-depth critique of your story. This is a great option if you want to improve your story on:

  • the plot structure (including possible subplots)
  • the progression of the stakes
  • character development
  • worldbuilding (if applicable)
  • pacing

Got your first draft ready and have no idea how to even begin editing?

Read through your story and feel like it’s missing something but not sure what?

Got some critiques by beta-readers about your plot, characters, etc., but have no idea how to fix it?

Then developmental editing is the service you’re looking for.

What you will get:
You will get your manuscript back with a report that details my thoughts on the points outlined above. And not only will I point out what you can improve, I will also give you:

  • suggestions for how you can improve these points
  • teach some of the basic principles I use, so you will know what to do
  • links to articles or books that will help you improve your skills.

Your manuscript will also have comments where I specify or clarify some of the points I raise in the report, or where I give some suggestions for phrasings. This isn’t an edit where I look for issues in grammar or spelling, but if I come across any errors, I will change these with the track-change option. Moreover, if some of these errors happen consistently, I will let you know in the report or in the comments and show you how to fix them.

Want a sample?
Please click the Contact Me button below and send me an email. I will happily provide a sample edit for your story.

What Clients Say

Until I met Iris I was just a person with ideas on paper. She single handedly turned my project into a realized craft. I couldn't be any happier with the service and am impressed with her punctuality. My characters and their world owes her a lot. - Developmental & Copyedit
Hisoka
Author of Condemnation - Black Flower

Ready to order?

Contact me for a developmental edit of your manuscript and more information.

So Who Am I?

This is me:

Iris Marsh headshot

Hi there!

As you may have guessed, my name is Iris Marsh (it’s the name of the website, after all).

Why choose me as your editor?

I’m not just an editor; I’m a writer, too. I’ve got years of writing experience, where I’ve taken every course, book, and masterclass I could find to improve both my writing and my editing skills.

I’ve worked as an editor for a Dutch company, and I’m currently working as a freelance editor for both Dutch and English writers, helping them bring their book to the next level. And I’ve already helped numerous authors (and you can see some of their reviews here). 

What content do I edit?

While my main focus is books, you can also use my editing services for short stories, blog posts, and magazine articles.

For books and short stories, the genres I specialize in are:
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Thriller
Nonfiction self-help
Nonfiction academic (in the field of psychology)

For blogs and magazine articles, I have most expertise in:
Arts (books, music, paintings, etc.)
Psychology
Education and child development
Spirituality

Not yet convinced?

Click the Contact Me button below to request a sample or to ask for more information.

Let me help you too

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FAQ

If you live within the EU, you can choose to pay with a banktransfer or via paypal.

If you live outside of the EU, you can pay with credit card or paypal.

Yes, you need to sign a contract for any of the services you choose. This is both to protect you, as a buyer, and me, as a seller. Simply put, the contract is there to make sure I get paid and to make sure you get a satisfactory service.

If you really want to work with me but can’t pay the full amount, please contact me. We can try to work out a different payment plan.

You can chose between Word or Google docs, whichever works best for you.

This depends on the length of your manuscript and how busy I am at that given moment. Generally, if your manuscript is below 10k, I can finish it within a few days, whereas a manuscript closer to 80k can take me anywhere between 2 or 4 weeks. I will always give you a time estimate in advance.

I can edit for any genre, but my specialities are:

  • non-fiction self-help
  • non-fiction academic in the field of psychology
  • fantasy
  • science-fiction
  • thriller
  • crime

Contact me

Please send me an email if you’d like to work with me.

If you’re interested in an edit, please include the following:

  • please introduce yourself;
  • a synopsis of your manuscript;
  • total wordcount of your manuscript;
  • which editing service you’re interested in;
  • if you would like a sample.

Send the email to: [email protected]

About me

Hi! I’m Iris Marsh, your bookish friend. Please join me in conversations about books: one of my most favorite things in the world. Read more about me here.

Let's stay in touch!

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