Kara is the Editorial Director for Anaiah Press, a small, independent Christian fiction publisher. Prior to working with Anaiah, Kara worked as a copy editor then senior editor within the secular romance market for various small presses. Additionally, she has a growing list of highly-satisfied freelance editing clients. She’s a PitchWars mentor and part-time editor for The Choppy Shop, a pop-up editorial service specializing in query and first chapter critiques to prepare writers for querying. Additionally, Kara offers a wide-range of full manuscript editing packages for authors in all stages of their writing careers.
Kara is well-versed and open to editing manuscripts within the following genres for both secular and Christian markets:
Adult Romance. Please no erotica or erotic romance.
Young adult romance
Young adult thrillers
Paranormal romance (Adult or YA)
Dystopian (Adult or YA)
Basic Proofreading: Ideal For: Authors with a firm understanding of their craft with manuscripts that need minimal editing. Includes: A line-by-line read through with limited notes within the manuscript and tracked changes to address:
Grammar and punctuation
Unclear sentences / actions / descriptions
Price: $1.25 per page ($1.00 per page for personal referrals)
Developmental Edits: Ideal For: Authors who have just finished a manuscript and/or need a fresh pair of eyes to read through the manuscript. Includes: A full read through of the manuscript from beginning to end with a lengthy editorial email to address:
Plot holes / overused tropes / cliches
Tension / conflict / stakes
Characterization (with a separate sub-section for each main character)
Recurring grammatical issues / overused words and phrases
World building (if applicable)
Price: $1.50 per page ($1.25 per page for personal referrals) **Please note: This option does NOT include any comments within the manuscript. All you will get is an editorial email.**
Substantive Content Edits: Ideal For: Authors who need more specific guidance to smooth and polish their overall story. Includes: One full read through of your manuscript, an editorial checklist with most common errors, a lengthy editorial email, AND detailed, specific comments within the manuscript. With this option, I will point out all the issues listed in the Developmental Edits Package along with the following:
Dialogue / action tag usage
Character and/or plot inconsistencies
Info dumps / too much backstory
Instances of telling vs. showing
A reader’s gut reaction to the story & characters, which will help gauge the effectiveness of your scenes and the overall emotional impact of the story.
Price: $2.00 per page ($1.75 per page for personal referrals)
PAYMENTS, TERMS, & CONDITIONS
For payment purposes, all manuscripts will be formatted as follows:
12 pt font
Times New Roman
Each chapter starting on a new page
No headers / footers
No cover page
1 inch margins
Payments are accepted via PayPal only.
A deposit of ½ of total cost is due upon acceptance of terms. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions. The remaining ½ is due within two (2) days of the manuscript being returned to the author. Returning customers will automatically receive $0.25 off per page for all future services.
Kara will edit the first 5 pages of your manuscript FREE OF CHARGE to determine if her editorial style is a fit for you.
Kara does not and will not guarantee that her editorial services will result in an offer of representation by a literary agent or an offer of publication from a publisher.
Ready to book your editing session? Want an estimate? Got questions? Click the "Editing Inquiries" button and send Kara a message. She'll reply to all editorial inquiries within 48 hours.