Editing Services

Editing Experience

A published writer and experienced editor, I have completed nearly 300 unique editing projects over the past 15 years.

I’ve edited and written for bestselling authors, speakers, lifestyle bloggers, industry professionals, aspiring writers, and plenty more.

I have extensive experience in:

  • Line editing (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Developmental editing (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Compiling and organizing material into book form
  • Manuscript critiques
  • Children’s book editing
  • Proofreading and editing blogs and web content
  • Co-writing

Looking for quality work at a great price? I’ve received a 100% recommendation rate from over 100 clients on Upwork.

I offer a satisfaction guarantee* at rates below the industry standard. My commitment is to treat your words as unique, relevant, and inspired!

*Satisfaction guarantee:
I will work with your manuscript/text until you are 100% happy with the outcome as per the specified level of editing.

Contact for Editing Services

Writing & Editing Services

Manuscript Critique

Initial Manuscript Critique: Substantive critique of up to 10,000 words of your manuscript; an evaluation of your synopsis; an overall assessment of your project and its potential. 

Full Substantive Critique:
Review of your entire manuscript, offering commentary and suggestions throughout.

Fiction Critique: Assessment of flow and pacing, organization, plot and character development, possible plot holes and inconsistencies, setting, theme analysis, and more.

Nonfiction Critique: Assessment of organization and flow, readability, writing style, takeaway, etc.

Editing and Proofreading Services

Developmental (Substantive) Editing: 
Tightening and clarifying prose, reorganizing material, reworking unclear sentences; suggestions on inconsistencies, plot holes, pacing, flow, and more.
(Ideal for first drafts and beginner writers.)

Line Editing:
Line-by-line editing that focuses on syntax and word choice, tightening of prose, clarifying meaning, and strengthening content overall. (Ideal for material that is already well-developed.)

A final review of a finished manuscript for typos, grammatical errors, without changing content.
(Ideal for manuscripts that have been thoroughly edited.)

(Note: Rates for editing services are determined by level of editing and word count of material.)

Writing Coach/Project Mentoring

Working on your first manuscript? I offer project mentorship and coaching.

Project Mentoring:
A review of up to 5,000 words of your work in progress (fiction or nonfiction), followed by a written appraisal of your writing and a mentoring session via Zoom or phone, discussing your concerns and goals, and suggestions for improvement. Mentoring continues with further discussions, editing, and assessments as needed.

Writing Coach:
Looking for guidance in developing your voice? Improving your grammar? Figuring out what genre you should write? As a writing coach, I can assist you in whatever area(s) of writing you hope to improve in via reviews of material, editing, phone and/or Zoom sessions, and more.

(Coaching and mentoring services are offered for an hourly rate.)


“This is the second time that I have hired Bonita as an editor. She did phenomenal work on my first two books! I will be looking to hire Bonita again on my third book project very soon.”

Julio Alvarado, author of The Mystery of Iniquity Revealed

“Once again, Bonita has exceeded my expectations. I could not recommend anyone more enthusiastically.”

Ken Gire, author of more than 20 books, including Windows of the Soul and The Divine Embrace