Comprehensive editorial services for both fiction and nonfiction, as well as technical writing and game design, with over 20 years of experience.

Proofreading
Correcting surface errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation and language.
Per Page*: Short $2.00, Novella $1.50, Novel $1.00

Copy Editing
Fine-tuning your work for audience-appropriate grammar, spelling, continuity and consistency.
Per Page*: Short $3.00, Novella $2.25, Novel $1.50

Line Editing
Line-by-line review for effective syntax and common stylistic problems such as passive voice, wordiness, weak words, overused words, redundancies, repetition and padding.
Per Page*: Short $4.00, Novella $3.00, Novel $2.00

Developmental Editing
Substantive revisions or reconstructions for literary issues such as narrative arc, dialogue, structure, point of view, tense, showing vs telling, characterization, inconsistent behavior, sagging middles, info dumps, plot holes, lack of conflict, etc.
Per Page*: Short $6.00, Novella $4.50, Novel $3.00

* 300 words equals one page.

I skew weird and brainy: areas of special focus include science fiction, modern fantasy, magical realism, horror, bizarro, and postmodern lit.

Are we a good match? Let’s find out. Contact me for samples or a Trial Edit.

Trial Edit

Before we engage in a deal where I critique your entire manuscript, we can do a “Trial Edit,” where I edit a small sample of your work (usually about 10 pages) at a low arranged price. This trial edit is the best way for us to get familiar with each other’s work. At that point, you can review my edits and see if you want to proceed with the entire piece. It also gives me an opportunity to stop editing if I feel no connection with the project.


Editorial Credits Include:

FICTION

  • Living Nightmare (D M Dore, 2019) modern thriller/novel
  • Liquid Hitler (S L Koch, 2018) bizarro noir/novella
  • Points in Time (David Watkinson, in development) science fiction/screenplay
  • Bright Manifest: Luminarium Two (Rick Rosenkranz, in development) science fiction/novel
  • Dark Evasion: Luminarium One (Rick Rosenkranz, in development) science fiction/novel
  • Dork Knights of Harohbakh (S L Koch, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Memoirs of an Undead Book Printer (Jens Durke, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • The Heart of a Doctor (G. Dean Manuel, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • I, Witness (Irene Bassett, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Playing with Dolls (D M Dore, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Ghost Story (Brad Cole, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Skin Job (Adrian McCauley, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Two Heads on a Platter (Rick Rosenkranz, 2018) science fiction/short story
  • Phadra (Sierra Tenk, 2017) fantasy/short story
  • Crime of the Scene (S L Koch, 2017) bizarro/novella
  • To Summon Mountains (DeAnna Knippling, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Real Life Action Hero (T Reynolds, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Surrounded by Dolphins (Adrian McCauley, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Stockholm Syndrome (Shariann Lewitt, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Rat Queen to Black King (S L Koch, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Rebel, Rebel (Tod Davies, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Murder Inc (Antony Copeland, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Awake (Nikos Carcosa, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Liar (Chella Faithe, 2016) literary/novella
  • Dagger Falls into Flower (S L Koch, 2016) bizarro/short story

GAMES

  • The Other Side of the Table (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, 2018) essays on RP gaming
  • A Road Trip to Remember (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, 2017) fantasy/roleplaying adventure
  • Asteria Rising (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, 2017) fictional geography/atlas
  • The Mark of Change (Giacomo Vicenzi, 2017) fantasy/roleplaying game rules
  • DayTrippers GameMasters Guide (As If Productions, 2015) roleplaying game rules
  • DayTrippers Core Rules (As If Productions, 2015) roleplaying game rules

TECHNICAL WRITING

  • The Palace Iptscrae Language Reference (ThePalace Inc, 1996) programmers’ manual
  • The Palace Server Guide (ThePalace Inc, 1996) software administrators’ manual
  • The Palace Users Guide (ThePalace Inc, 1996) software user manual
  • PIX-Elation (VRASP, 1992-1995) nationally-distributed home tech magazine
  • IICS LA News (IICS, 1992-1994) interactive industry newsletter

TESTIMONIAL:

Thank you Tod Foley, for being such an integral part of our Publishing Team! Terrific and talented editor and loved by author. What a perfect combination.

— Carolyn Flower, Publisher, Author Success Coach, Bestselling Author

It’s important to find the right editor for your style and personality. That’s why I believe the ideal writer-editor relationship is both tight and extended. After all, it’s more than a matter of grammar; it’s a matter of message, voice, quality and consistency. Ready to take that step? Drop me a line.