Chelsea the Writer is also Chelsea the Editor! I work with authors, small business owners, and other creatives to produce top-notch writing that is unique and effective. I’m staunchly committed to friendliness, fair pricing, and clear communication.
Rates vary by project. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
Manuscript Evaluation and Beta Reading
If you have written a new work–a book, an article, a screenplay, whatever–and are trying to decide if it’s ready for an editor or publication, hiring me for beta reading and a manuscript evaluation is a wise, cost-effective first step. Think of this as “pre-editing.” I read your entire work, thinking both as a casual reader and as an objective editor, and then provide you with a detailed evaluation and feedback on reader experience, the work’s strengths and weaknesses, overall tone, and direction on what it needs before it goes to the world.
As an author myself, I have learned that using thorough, open-minded beta readers is one of the most crucial steps one can take before investing further in the editing and publishing process. While it’s best to have a handful of beta readers, putting a pro like me in the mix guarantees an elevated level of detail, consistency, and experience in your feedback from someone who knows the editing and writing process.
Clients who go on to hire me as their editor can credit the cost of this service toward their editing fees.
Whether you need a developmental editor to help you plot the arc of your next novel or a copyeditor to make sure your text is using the correct “there,” I’m your person. I specialize in travel writing, memoirs, and Christian literature, but will happily consider most genres on a case-by-case basis.
Website Copywriting and Copyediting
Launching a small business? A podcast? A blog? A very important Instagram caption? Having an extra pair of eyes on your work is critical to conveying a concise, professional, error-free story. I love working with small business owners and creatives to articulate their message effectively, uniquely, and accurately. This could look like writing copy for your website or providing meticulous proofreading for product labels: wherever you are in the process, I’m here to help.
If you are seeking to improve your writing skills in general as a student, novelist, or a nervous email-sender, I am available for coaching sessions.