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