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Editing Services

What do you need?

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Developmental Editing

Choose this option if you:
have written your manuscript
feel unsure about the plot, characters, worldbuilding and tone of voice

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Copy Editing or Proofreading

Choose this option if you:
 have written your manuscript
 are totally satisfied with the story
 just need to have the manuscript checked on errors, such as grammar and consistency

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Developmental Writing Coaching

Choose this option if you:
have not finished a manuscript
want to improve your writing skills
need that extra push that comes with deadlines

Copy Editing and 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.

You get 25% discount if you’re a first time customer!

Price: $0.01 p. word

Contact me for proofreading your manuscript and more information

Copy Editing

Copy editing 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:
factual accuracy

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.

You get 25% discount if you’re a first time customer!

Price: $0.012 p. word

Contact me for copy editing your manuscript and more information

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)

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.

You get 25% discount if you’re a first time customer!

Price: $0.015 p. word

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

Developmental Writing Coaching

Sometimes you need more help with finishing that book. Or even with getting started.

You’ve read a lot of articles and books on writing, you’ve tried again and again to write that book, but you never feel quite satisfied. You think your writing isn’t good enough, the story isn’t strong enough, and no one will read the book anyway. 

I got you.

If you choose for the developmental writing coaching, I will help you:
convert your idea into a story that works
improve the quality of your writing
create memorable characters
build a world your readers will love
understand certain principles so that you know how to write a great scene

With this ongoing service you will get:
1-hour calls
unlimited questions via email
homework with deadlines, to give you the push you need
written feedback on your writing

Want to know more?

Click below to contact me for a free 30 minute call, so we can talk about your story and see if I'm the right writing coach for you


So Who the Hell Am I?

This is me:

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Hi there!

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

Is this my real last name?


Why not?

Because my real last name would be too Dutch and difficult for you to pronounce properly
(I’m not judging, it is what it is). 

I’m guessing that that wasn’t really what you wanted to know.
You want to know what qualifications I have for editing your work. 

So, why choose me?

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 learned a lot along the way, which led to my careerswitch from research to editing.

I’m currently working as an editor for a Dutch company, as well as freelancing as an editor for both Dutch and English writers, helping them bring their book to the next level. 

I’ve already helped numerous authors (and you can see some of their reviews here), not because I have a fancy degree, but because I spent (and spend) my free time learning and practicing my skills.

And because I genuinly love editing.

Let me help you too

Click below to contact me to request one of my services, or if you want to know more.

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

If you live outside of the EU, the only option at this moment is to pay via paypal. So, you need to have a paypal account to use this service. 

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 1 or 2 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 fill out the form below if you’d like to work with me.

If you’re interested in an edit: please introduce yourself, give me a synopsis of your manuscript and the total wordcount.

If you’re interested in the writing coaching: also please introduce yourself, tell me something about the story you want to write or what issues you’re having, as well as your timezone and which dates and times you would be able to go on a free 30-minute call. 

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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