Cheri Fields Editing
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I bring the polish!
"Thank you for doing this, and for persevering with me on those commas! I appreciate your comments, and your editing last time made me a better writer, as you pointed out many mistakes I was making that I am now always aware of." — Travis Snow author and Jewish apologist
"Cheri Fields edited my first middle-grade novel and did a fantastic job! She is thoughtful, extremely thorough, and very easy to work with. She pushed my writing to a whole new level, and I am eternally grateful." ~Dr. Chris Brown, author of The Twelve Bibles
As readers we don't have to think about it, but, as soon as we realize there is an idea or story inside of us, the process of getting a book into the world can become daunting.
Producing a book is a complex task
That's where I come into the team
My specialties are:
Edits I Offer
For messy manuscripts where you know there are issues and you're ready to hammer them out!
Includes a complete read through of your manuscript, an editorial letter with strengths, weaknesses, and why I recommend the changes I'm making.
It includes suggested changes to the flow of ideas or storyline, with a strong emphasis on author voice (for nonfiction) and characterization (for fiction).
I'll let you know where the holes are as well as dealing with what's on the page.
Does not include grammar or punctuation since the assumption is it will take a lot of rewriting to reach that stage.
$0.45US per word
For manuscripts you know you need major help with, but feel stuck on where to go next. Essentially it's intensive writer coaching on the page.
Includes a complete read through of your manuscript, an editorial letter with strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for how to polish it yourself. A handful of comments to point out examples of specific issues.
$0.02US per word
Only recommended for manuscripts where the flow and essentials are in place.
Includes a complete read through of your manuscript, an editorial letter with strengths, weaknesses, and why I recommend the changes I'm making. You have the option of only comments (more work to fix yourself) or have me directly edit with Track Changes on so you can see what I've adjusted.
Does include adjusting any grammar issues I spot on my single read through, but will still require a proofread.
Starting at: $0.024US per word
Picture Book Package
One of my favorite genres and one I'm always thrilled to help authors with since they affect the quality of life for families so deeply.
I offer a soup-to-nuts edit for any manuscript up to 2k words (I don't recommend more than 1k for a picture book). I can come in at any point after you've got words on the page and help you get it polished until all it needs is a final proofread (always have a new set of eyes for this stage if possible).
Have questions? I offer a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation:
Find books I've edited that are available through Amazon at Reedsy.com:
My book on the other extreme of history:
The End: A Bible Prophecy Study for Teens is available in paperback and eBook.