happywritereditAre you about to submit to an agent, but want someone to check over your first ten pages to make sure they’re amazing? Are you a self-published author on the search for an editor? Would you like someone to read through your query letter before you start sending it out to agents?

Or maybe you’d like someone to proofread your blog posts, articles, or even double-check an important essay for school?

Happy Writer is here to help.

I’m a self-employed writer with over 10 years of experience under my belt in writing, editing, proofreading, and query critiquing. I want to help you celebrate your strengths (and conquer your weaknesses), identify exactly what works with your writing (and what doesn’t), and scrub that manuscript, essay, article, or query letter until it shines strongly enough to reflect what an amazing, talented writer you really are!

To get started, just send me a message through the form on my Contact page with information on your project and what kind of help you’re looking for. If you would include a small sample of your work (100-250 words), I can respond with a brief example of the kind of services I can offer you, along with pricing information, payment options, and an estimated response time.

Pricing and Services

  • Editing: For $5 a page*, I will edit:
    • Up to 10 pages of your manuscript ($10 a page for over 10 pages of content)
    • Blog posts
    • Articles
    • Essays
      *Note that one page = roughly 250 words
  • When I edit your document, I will:
    • proof-read for errors
    • critique for content and ease of readability
    • offer an overall reaction to the work and its quality, along with suggestions for improvement
  • Query Review: For $10 a query, I will:
    • Proof-read for errors and general readability
    • Give my overall impression of the work and my reaction to the query as though I were an agent reading it from the slush pile
    • Offer suggestions to how you can spice up your query and make it the best it can possibly be!

What Do I Put In the Comment Box?

On the contact page, under comment, tell me a little bit about your project, the word count of the piece you would like me to edit, and what kind of editing you’d like me to do (some people want line by line, hack-and-slash critiques, others simply an overall “does this make sense?” reassurance and general proofreading. I’ll always be kind and positive, though, no matter what kind of editing you ask for!)

So I can give you an example of the type of editing I can offer, please include the first 100-250 words of the piece you would like me to edit (for queries, just paste the whole query). That way, I can respond with a sample edit, and you can decide whether or not you’ll benefit from my help before you have to pay for anything! (Worse case scenario, you get a free critique of your first 100 words. Not too bad!)

Don’t Feel Comfortable With the Form?

If you’re worried your form didn’t go through, or you’re uncomfortable submitting your request through the form, feel free to email your request to happywriterssub @ (Take away the spaces.) Just include Editing Inquiry or Query Review in the subject line, and follow the general instructions for the comment box above.

I hope to hear from you soon!