editing services

Our in-house editor offers editing services for works of fiction and creative non-fiction.

If this is your first time working with Kat, she will go over the first five pages free of charge for manuscripts of 200 pages or more as a sample, then get back to you with notes and schedule a brief phone interview to discuss your work. (For shorter manuscripts or poetry chapbooks, she will go through the first three pages free of charge.)

Line/Content Editing (manuscripts 200 pages or more) $10 per page

Get your manuscript ready for publication. Our editor will go over your novel or memoir with a fine-tooth comb to catch inconsistent character behavior or speech, and style or readability issues. Katharine will check the grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage of your manuscript, and also assist with rewriting/rewording sections that may need help to ensure that the story stays true to itself. Depending on her schedule, it normally takes 3-4 months for our editor to go over a full manuscript.

Hourly Rate (for shorter works) - $50 per hour, 2-hour minimum


Please send your full manuscript as a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 12-pt. font with 1-inch margins, double-spaced.

meet our in-house editor Katharine Chezum


Katharine Chezum graduated from Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute in 2011.

She began editing professionally for L.A. Writer's Lab in 2012. Since then, she has edited numerous manuscripts and worked with several best-selling authors.


“When my publisher sent me the proofed galleys of my latest novel, I was floored by what a great job the copy editor had done. They were some of the best edits of my writing career. I cannot recommend Katharine highly enough.”
Alison Burnett, Author of Undiscovered Gyrl and The Escape of Malcolm Poe

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