From queries to perfectly polished manuscripts, Extra Ink Edits is here to help your writing shine. With over nine years of experience and having previously taught college writing, I'd be honored to read your writing and help you make it even stronger. Why is it called Extra Ink Edits? I believe in showing you what you have done especially well, in addition to what requires more work. That way, you can learn to become an even better writer. My most popular services are listed below. Editing of short stories, back cover blurb help, and specialized writing consulting can also be arranged. I look forward to hearing from you.
Make the perfect first impression for agents or publishers with a polished query critique.
Generally Same Day Service if Booked by 3PM EST
Having trouble effectively summarizing your entire manuscript into a couple of pages? Then you need synopsis help.
My professional opinion/ beta read of your entire manuscript includes all major observations of what you have done well and what needs more work, with helpful suggestions. You will receive an editorial letter. (These can run several pages). Nothing is marked directly on the manuscript.
Under 40,000 words $199
40,000-70,000 words $249
70,000-100,000 words $299
For over 100,000 words, ask for a quote.
Generally takes around a week.
Make sure that your entire manuscript is polished and sparkling.This will correct grammar, punctuation, and make sure that your copy is clean. A letter will accompany the edits, but not in as much detail as the manuscript critique. Any changes that are made will be minimal to what you have written, to preserve your own style. The manuscript will be corrected, but not substantially changed.
$3.00 per page (standard double-spaced)
Want to see what was changed on your manuscript so you can learn from the experience? As above, the manuscript will be directly marked, but this time it will usually be in red, unless you prefer an underline or another mark, to show you what has been changed.
$4.00 per page (It takes longer to change the font on each individual edit.)
The extra special treatment of your manuscript... It involves me not only correcting the work, as in line edits, but more intensively rewriting passages so that they read stronger. Each manuscript is unique in how much needs to be redone. Your scenes will not be rearranged, nor your plot changed. But sentences may be rewritten, rather than simply corrected. In addition to being an editor, I am an award-winning writer and an Amazon international multi-bestselling author.
4 Cents per word ($0.04) for the word count of your entire manuscript
Full edits (broad issues as well as line) on articles or posts of less than 1000 words are $50. If you book more than two, the third onward is $40. If you book more than 10, the 11th onward is $30. If your word count is more than 1000 words, ask for a quote. Please note, fact checking is not included. You, as the author, are presumed to be the authority on the issue you are writing about.
Full edits, including polishing your work to its best version. Manuscripts will be in "ready to go" condition, meaning there will not be identifiable marks on the page for what has been changed.
$75 (under 2000 words)
Megan was exactly the right person to review a book like mine. She understood what I set out to do and my angle of approach. She could combine her excellent grasp of discourse with an understanding of theological intricacies, and home in on weaknesses and inconsistencies that would rock the boat -or even get it to capsize. I will happily use her services again!
I asked Megan to be brutal with my manuscript and she didn’t disappoint! I needed some tough love to get this manuscript where it needed to be. She was so thorough with her feedback and suggestions. She found aspects of the story I didn’t consider as well as minuscule details that will make all the difference in the final product. Her toughness was exactly what I needed to make my story better!
Megan Easley-Walsh did a full edit for me on a cross-genre manuscript. Her knowledge of both story and writing conventions within different genres was insightful and helpful. Megan provided a thorough edit with useful suggestions and specific feedback for my story. She pointed out what worked and what needed improvement, which was exactly what I needed. It was a joy working with Megan and I highly recommend her to writers in need of a professional and knowledgeable editor.
Megan Easley – Walsh gave me general impressions on two large manuscripts and I couldn’t have been more pleased with her work. In a timely manner she provided me with acute insights into both books clearly indicating that she had carefully invested her time in a close read of the material. Her feedback has given me new directions in my writing and helped me clarify many areas of development, areas I wouldn’t have seen without her help. It is also clear that Megan is very familiar with the publishing world. She offered me numerous suggestions on how to better prepare my manuscripts for querying agents and for other publishing options. I can say without a doubt that will continue to reach out to Megan in the future as I try and develop my writing career.
Megan Easley-Walsh has a brilliant grasp of story and I knew I needed her content edit of ABOARD PROVIDENCE. I loved that Megan didn’t try to change my story, but instead she provided insight that helped me shape my story into something more powerful. Thanks in part to her editing, ABOARD PROVIDENCE is under contract for publication! Megan is easy to work with and delivers her edits with gentleness and respect, which makes the editing process so much more enjoyable for sensitive writers like me. I highly recommend Megan’s editing services!
Megan has been an absolute joy to work with. Her feedback is clear and specific, which is exactly what I needed for my query and synopsis, and she is both personable and professional. I would recommend her to any aspiring writer without hesitation.
Megan did a query critique for me, and it was by far the most thorough critique I've ever gotten. She took the time to analyze each portion of my query and not only point out what didn't work, but gave great suggestions as well. I highly recommend her if you're looking for help with your query.
Megan's query critique was very helpful and insightful, pointing out both the strengths and weaknesses of my letter. She also had a crazy fast turnaround time, getting back to me about a half hour after I wrote her. I recommend her to anyone struggling to nail down their query.
I won a query critique from Megan Easley-Walsh as part of Writability's 4th Blogoversary Giveaway. Megan answered the same day and with great enthusiasm. I believe she helped me make my query stronger. She guided me through the steps in a few effective and constructive sentences. I warmly recommend her.
Although I felt my query for my new novel was in pretty good shape, it lacked a certain panache, and I was concerned it was too wordy. Megan teased out what was needed and what wasn't, and even came up with a snappy last line. Turnaround time was quick, and she's more than affordable.
Megan's feedback was insightful and incredibly helpful. Her speedy response was much appreciated. I feel my letter is much stronger as a result of her input. She was a pleasure to work with.