Editing Services

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Step 1: Check your Cost

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If your story is under 20,000 words please see the “as needed” pricing on my serial editing page. If it’s over 200,000 words contact me for pricing. Once you complete your first edit with me, your cost will NEVER go up as long as you book an edit at least once a year.

Pricing Philosophy

My pricing philosophy is simple. Everyone deserves quality editing without breaking their budget or going into debt.

With this in mind, I’ve priced my work what I feel is fair and affordable. For anything under $75, I require payment in full up front. Above $75, there will be a deposit of at least 25% due at the time of scheduling and the remaining balance due within 72 hours of receiving the completed edits. If you need a payment plan, talk to me ahead of time. We can work something out. Invoices will be sent and can be paid by credit card or PayPal. There is an agreement that I’ll send to confirm agreements and all payment plans must be created before editing begins.

Prices are for one editing pass. Second editing passes are offered at the same pricing with a 30% discount if track changes is used and remains on during your revisions. If you would like me to review your changes, please let me know at the time you request your edit or as soon as possible. Second pass edits may not be available due to scheduling.


{Epona was one of the best editing services I have used. Kit is extremely knowledgeable and cares about their clients. They wants to ensure that every writer is able to put out a quality story and they accomplished that with my edits. They was also VERY reasonably priced with high quality results!
Tyler Wittkofsky
{Kit has edited and formatted for me before. I sure wish that I'd found them before I had two other self-proclaimed editors do the work. Kit Caelsto will deliver. They will work with you and get your work where it needs to be.
D. Owen Powell
{You cannot go wrong with Kit editing your manuscript. Not only will they make your book shine, you’ll learn so much from them. They're just the best there is.
Lex Valentine

Step 2: Contact Me to Save Your Spot

    Is the manuscript ready to go?

    Would you like a 1000 word sample edit first?


    Who is my editing for?

    Are you an author who has…

    • A completed manuscript? (Either now or when you plan on delivering it to me for editing. I do not edit chapter-by-chapter or in pieces.)
    • Written science fiction or paranormal romance.
    • Faith in your story line that the characters and plot arc work? (There may be minor inconsistencies and oopsies to be caught and fixed, but you’re not questioning how your characters defeat the bad guys.)
    • A willingness to improve your story through careful, detailed editing

    If you answered YES to those questions, then it sounds like we’re a great fit. PLEASE fill out the form below and let’s talk!

    Need a sensitivity reader? Contact me for my areas of expertise.

    NOTE: Authors who complete their first paid edit are “locked in” at these rates. Your cost will NEVER go up for future books. Authors with a completed editing relationship may also receive additional perks such as referral bonuses or discounts subject to availability.’

    Important Notes

    • When a book has multiple authors, please pick one spokesperson. I will not work with multiple authors on the same project.
    • Turnaround times: For most projects I can complete it within 10-17 days.
    • You should be thinking at least a month in advance for your books. I’m happy to work with your schedule and often can schedule within a couple of weeks, but I reserve the right to impose a “rush” fee up to 100% of the edit’s cost depending on your needs.


    About My Editing

    The type of editing I do can be classified as a hybrid of copy and light developmental editing. My focus is on grammar, spelling, and consistency. I also tend to give comments on what I like as well as what may be confusing or needs reworking.

    Each edit includes:

    • Checking for grammar, punctuation, and spelling issues
    • Consistency checks for capitalization (especially in fantasy/science fiction) and word usage
    • Noting what works well. Did you make me laugh? Am I tearing up? Did I love a specific turn of phrase?
    • Alert you to passages which may be confusing or need reworking. Maybe I know what you mean, but it’s not just coming across that clearly.
    • Notification of consistent or spot issues with POV, characterization, scene setting, plot development, or world building. If these are extensive, then I will let you know, but will not micro edit each and every one.
    • Limited fact checking if something doesn’t “sound” right.
    • Notations of excessive passive voice or where active voice makes the story stronger.
    • Alerting to possible issues with triggers, abusive situations, or -isms/-obias that may show up in your writing.

    I do all edits in Word with TRACK CHANGES turned on. I also utilize comments. I WILL NOT send a “non tracked changes” copy, because it is the responsibility of the author to go through the changes to review them. In addition, if comments/changes are removed, then you can’t see where comments apply or fix any noted issues beyond actual copy.

    I’m familiar with both British and American English. I believe that rainbows are colorful, as well as colourful.

    Sample edits of 1000 words are available. Please indicate on the inquiry form if you’re interested.

    Should the sample sent exceed 1000 words, I will only edit the first 1000 or to the most logical paragraph ending point. Thank you for understanding. I will not edit any “preview chapters” or extra information such as author’s notes, acknowledgements, or copyright pages included in the book beyond spell checking. My editing services are for the actual story.