Services

Services & Rates

I work primarily on a broad range of nonfiction books, but also serve as outside eye for academic papers, journal and magazine articles, grant applications, artist statements, and more.

I’m especially interested in working on manuscripts that reshape our understanding of ideas, science, culture, and objects. I also love helping whimsical, unique, or small-run books find their way into the world. Have an unusual project that could use a boost? I’d love to hear what you have in mind.

Developmental/Substantive Editing

This is the juicy stuff! In this work, I help you develop your ideas fully and convey them as clearly as possible. Learn more here.

Line Editing and Copyediting

When line editing and copyediting I go through your manuscript line by line, word by word, to help your voice shine brightly and your ideas flow logically and clearly. Learn more here.

Proofreading

Readers can lose the thread of your argument if they keep tripping over typos. I’ll go over the final version of your work with the finest of fine-toothed combs to ensure that your published piece is immaculate. Learn more here.

Partnerships for a Powerful Writing Process

Whether your goal is maintaining a regular writing practice or submitting 50k words by next month, you don’t have to do it alone.

This partnership is for you—writer, academic, or artist—if you are:

  • Craving regularity and structure in your writing process but having trouble making that for yourself
  • Getting more and more frazzled as you near a deadline
  • Wishing you were less alone while you wrote
  • Feeling lethargic, stuck, or uninspired
  • Unsure how to shape the connective tissue of your book or writing project
  • Yearning to enjoy the writing process
  • Struggling to be productive in the face of distractions and demands on your time

“Hannah made my goals for the project her own, and in doing so she made them seem more attainable and turned reaching them into a true cause for celebration.”
—Tessie Prakas, Assistant Professor of English, Scripps College

I’ll help you generate momentum, stay on track, and see your ideas and your writing with fresh eyes. Take advantage of my editorial and collaborative expertise in a powerful, supportive partnership that energizes your writing process. Learn more here.

In whatever capacity we work together, you will get:

  • My real attention and interest;
  • A commitment to bringing out the best version of your work, and the chops to get it done;
  • A laser eye for detail;
  • An experienced collaborator who will take care of our working relationship and of your material; and
  • A fellow artist who understands what it takes to make something from scratch and see it all the way through to fruition. 

Rates

Editing

I charge a flat project rate for most developmental editing projects and usually charge $35-45/hr for most line editing, copyediting, and proofreading projects. The final rate is primarily based on the type and size of the manuscript, what level of editing you’re looking for, your writing style, and the turnaround time you expect. I aim for efficiency, but I don’t rush. I am careful and thorough and want to give your work the attention it deserves. Hiring me means you give a damn about the quality of your final product. I do. 

If you’d like an initial estimate, I’ll need specific details about your project: what kind of help you’re looking for, a word count, the table of contents of the manuscript, your intended audience and publisher, etc. I’ll also need a representative sample (five to ten pages total, perhaps from disparate sections if they differ in style or in completeness) or a complete draft, depending on the project. I can return a few pages to you with my edits if you’d like to see how I approach the material before we decide to work together.

I keep all of your information confidential and use it to put together the most accurate estimate possible. While I do my very best to hit the number we discuss in advance and will always communicate about changes that might affect that number, editing is amorphous work and I can’t know ahead of time exactly how long it will take to do justice to your manuscript.

Partnerships for a Powerful Writing Process

Please see the Partnerships page for information on rates.

 

Ready to bring your best writing into the world?
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