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!



**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  and The Thief, The Damsel, and The Dragon





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.

$3.00/1000 words for novels.  I also accept short stories under the same pricing plan.


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.
Flat rates: $60 for novels (word count over 40,000 words), $40 for novellas (word count above 17,500 and below 40,000), $30 for novelettes (word count above 7,500 and 17,500) and $15 for short stories (word count below 7,500).

All editing projects will be completed within four to six weeks, so please plan accordingly.  If you need a rush order for editing, a $20 rush fee will apply.

When editing, I keep an eagle-eye out for the following:
Clarity, spelling, grammar, typographical errors, cohesiveness, awkward transitions, and plot.  On Word 2007, 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 initially, please feel free to include the first three chapters of your book, or the first twenty 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, 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 books through Reveries Co. and 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 (coming soon) the paid Canva program 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?  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!