Author Services

If you would like to request any of my services whatsoever, please fill out this initial form (HERE) and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.  Please read all of the information below, or at least the section pertaining to the service that you would like to use.  Thank you!

*** Currently booking editing projects through June 2023!***

**These services do not guarantee success in selling, positive reviews, etc.  I am available to help you create great characters, polish a great novel, or make cohesive graphics suited to your needs and style, but in no way does that guarantee an overnight bestseller.  

Michaela gave amazing tips for building my plot and came to the rescue with grammar issues.  I would recommend Michaela to anyone in need of a punctual editor!

- ANGELA R. WATTS, author of Emmanuel , The Thief, The Damsel, and The Dragon, and LOCKDOWN.

 Michaela was fantastic to work with!  She was very encouraging and had great ideas, especially for how to smooth out some bulky or hard-to-understand sections.  Her line edit suggestions kept everything very true to my style, helping the meaning to shine through without being cluttered with unclear sentences.  I recommend her line editing service especially if you're looking for someone to clean up those sticky parts you can't quite figure out how to phrase, or areas where you feel like your writing might be a little too choppy.

- RACHEL SCHELLER, author of upcoming novel Extension Squad Vol. 1

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Five stars! πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Michaela Bush is amazing and talented. She completed a developmental edit for my Young Adult manuscript in a quick and efficient time frame. 

I’d love to work with her again in the future because her editing services are thorough with great suggestions and attention to detail. Her kind and genuine interest in the manuscript, and the vision I laid out originally, makes Michaela an extraordinary editor. Everything I asked or commented on, she responded quickly, helpfully, accurately, and effectively. Every comment and suggestion she made on the flow, syntax, and development in my manuscript were extremely helpful. 

Not only was she helpful with the edits, but she was genuine in her supportive comments and suggestions she made through the manuscript. If I need an editor again, I’ll definitely call on Michaela’s expertise and skill. 

After Michaela’s editing, my manuscript is complete. 

- REBEKAH THOMPSON, author of Not So Cinderella. 

Working with Michaela is the best decision I have made as a writer. I was terrified to get my first editor. It meant that I was giving my work over to be critiqued, and most writers are scared of that. Michaela had such a good approach when looking over my work. She commented when things needed fixing, but also when things were good and she wanted to let me know that she liked it. That really boosted the confidence I had in my story. She is so good at working on your vision. She made sure the plot flowed, the ending wasn't rushed, the character's had full arcs, and the story actually had an impact on readers. My story went from being good to being amazing and I owe that to her hard work and dedication. Definitely a good choice if you're scared to get an editor.

- NATHANIEL LUSCOMBE, author featured in The Animals of Pink and Yellow, Where Giants Fall, and other anthologies

Line Editing: Focus at the sentence and paragraph level; it is concerned with how the story is communicated to the reader.
Copy Editing: Focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other errors, as well as proper style (AP, APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.)
Content Editing:  Focuses on all aspects - development, presentation, theme, plot, characters, audience, and so forth.

Line editing cost: $4.00/1000 words
Copy editing cost: $4.00/1000 words
Content/Developmental editing cost: $6.00/1000 words

If you have booked me for prior books in your series, you're in luck! You will receive a 20% discount on any total editing costs for subsequent novels in your series. 

I also offer editing bundles. If you know you want to book me for multiple editing stages but want to save some money, my rates are as follows: 
Just Getting Started Bundle: Content and line editing for $7.00/1000 words.
Everything Bundle: Content, line, and copy editing for $10.00/1000 words
Cleanup Bundle: Line and copy edit for $6.00/1000 words
Polishing Bundle: Copy edit and proofread: $5.00/1000 words

Kindle Vella Editing: I'm now offering line or copy editing for Vella stories, at a flat rate of $5.00 per chapter. If you have a finished serialized manuscript ready for Vella, please submit it as you would a normal novel (and pricing will be reflected as such).  

Proofreading: Essentially the final polish for your manuscript, a proofreader focuses on typos and punctuation errors.  $2.00/1,000 words.

Manuscript Critique: A manuscript critique won't edit your novel for you, but it will give you crucial feedback by a reader from the perspective of a writer.  You will receive a feedback sheet filling you in on the strengths and weaknesses in your novel and writing style, as well as some tips on how to improve your book.  Pricing is as follows: 
Short stories (up to 7500 words): $20.00 
Novellas (between 7501-50,000 words): $30.00
Novels (50,001 words and above): $75.00

All editing projects will be completed within six weeks, excluding editing packages, so please plan accordingly.  If you need a rush order for editing, a $20 rush fee will apply. For editing packages: upon inquiry and receiving basic information about your manuscript, a custom schedule will be created for you. 

When editing, I keep an eagle-eye out for the following:
Clarity, spelling, grammar, typographical errors, cohesiveness, awkward transitions, and plot.  On Word 2016, I use the "track changes" feature and add comments throughout for thoughts and suggestions.  This way, you can confirm or reject changes as you see fit.  Of course, you have the final say over your project!  I also use a similar process through Google Docs, and am comfortable using either program.

When you contact me, please feel free to include the first two chapters of your book, or the first ten pages - whichever comes first.  I will edit these for free and on a trial basis.  Next, I will send them back to you; this way, we can ensure that we're a good match for editing.  Once this is confirmed, I will send you a contract that you may sign digitally.  Payment is expected within two weeks of starting the project.

I specialize in Christian fiction, but will accept screenwriting, speeches, nonfiction, poetry, website/blog content, articles, and clean fiction (no explicit sex or heavy language.  I'm okay with violence).

I value honesty, professionalism, and integrity.  Because of this, I will not edit school essays - that is illegal.  I reserve the right to reject a manuscript or project for any reason.  This may include content, time restraints, and so on.

Please ensure that your manuscript is formatted in 12pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, with chapters beginning on new pages.  Page numbers are not required but appreciated.

I know and, in the past, have closely followed style guides for MLA, Chicago, and AP formats.

I have experience editing several manuscripts.  I have edited several works within the sci-fi, dystopian, fantasy, contemporary, action, romance, western, historical, YA, and MG genres.  Additionally, I was a copyeditor for the Clarion Call News for two semesters.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude (Latin honors) in May 2019 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  Throughout my college career, I always received very high grades in editing, writing, and literary analysis, including a 92% final grade in a "near-Master-level professional editing course" as described by my professor.  

Need graphics for your blog, website, or social media?  Let me design some great graphics for you!  I use Photoshop, GIMP, and Canva to design graphics that are just your style and maintain your branding.  I offer the following:

Blog headers and dividers: $2/each
Profile picture set optimized for most social media websites: $30
Social media posts for announcements, sales, etc.: $10

I can create graphics for Blogger, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Payment is required before the final products (i.e. without the watermark) are sent to you; I also require 25% of the final total after the contract is signed, and I'm happy to send a portfolio of my work to you for samples of what I do.  If you have any material that you have paid for, or want a font, photo, etc. that is paid, I request that you purchase these and then email them over so I can create your graphics; this way, you will hold the commercial license for the image(s).

Releasing a book soon?  Not sure how to market it?  I offer media packets to make your release go seamlessly!
What's included:

A set of compelling selling phrases (created based on your book blurb, which I ask that you send to me)

A set of five graphics optimized for most social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Blogger or Wordpress).  These may include quotes, Bible verses important to your book, reviews, or announcements - if you would like quotes placed on any of them, please send me the quotes you're thinking about!

A set of three graphics optimized for most social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Blogger or Wordpress).  These present the book cover, a Kindle with the book cover, and one with both, as well as the release date.

Links to your Goodreads and Amazon pages for your book

Ordering information

A selection of reviews that have been trimmed for sharing on social media (if your book has reviews from ARC readers)

A set of hashtags that you can use for social media exposure

A set of phrases to use for social media

All in one neat, tidy bundle!  $60.00 flat fee, expected before the packet is sent back to you.

I accept books for reviews!  They are completely free; when I review a book, I will post about it on my blog as well as social media and Goodreads.  Talk about exposure! 

If you would like to request a review from me, please fill out the form linked HERE, read it and fill it out carefully, and I'll be in touch with you as soon as possible!