Meet

Hello!

Paige here, and friends call me Pa.

Editor, Ordained Daoist Priest, and resident shenaniganer.

Book recommendations are my love language. It's an eternal delight of mine to hear the last book you read that left you feeling seen and satisfied.

I've written sixteen novels, which have all been therapy for my soul. This year, I intend to pivot to writing more marketable content.

Surprise breadwinner for my three small children, I'm surfing the waves of these wild times, and eager to form community with kindred spirits.

Success in writing is all about community.

Excited to meet you, and hear all your stories!

Happy writing,

Pa.

Me + You

Are We a Fit?

I empower romance authorpreneurs with rapid, reliable editorial. Forming fulfilling, sustainable relationships in community.

My whole jam is working with writers consistently and developing relationships.

Rapport is everything in this work. I want to know a writer's heart so I can hear their voice in the story, and make it sing.

I work exclusively with independent authors. The pace and passion give me juice.

My preferred rhythm with regulars is one novel a month. Under 50k gets a one week turnaround, beyond that we can work it out with rush rates up to 100k. Regular clients have access to priority scheduling.

I'm also delighted to work with niche publishers on a case-by-case basis.

* I specialize in they/them pronouns and neurodivergence *

Excited to meet you, and learn the worlds you dream into being!

Happy writing,

Pa

Philosophy

Writing is an isolated adventure.

Success in writing is all about community.

Neurodivergence and intersectional identities can compound that omnipresent feeling of being all alone in this.

You are not alone.

Our growth is elevated by outstretched hands from writers on the next rung up the ladder, as our need for contribution is nourished by extending our hand to writers on the rung behind us.

We're building a community here, with opportunities to give back and get a leg up that prioritize gratitude and true connection.

Yes, our profession necessitates deep silence and long hours braving caves of the collective psyche alone. No one can walk this path for us.

But, to be greeted with warmth on our return?

To be held with understanding and delight in the work we pour our whole selves into, time and time again?

That is the nectar of our gods.

Here, I have access to a pitcher, and the font. Clean your cup, and come drink.

Pa

Connect

Payments accepted through Zelle (and for a 5% processing fee, through PayPal). 50% Deposit required on sending document.

Services

 Developmental Editing:
This service is ideal for a story either in the conception stage or final polish. If you’re looking for feedback on voice, plot, pace, character development, world building, emotional resonance, etc… you’ve come to the right place. I’ll touch on these concepts (and more, as relevant) for feedback, as well as any questions you want answered! This includes in-line comments, a "track changes" document, a clean revision document, updating series style guides, with the option to schedule live video coaching. Please include your goals for the work along with the submission, and make note of any supplemental documents available on my request (the preceding book in the series and first chapter of the following, for example).
 0.037/w, estimate two business days for every 15k words

 Sensitivity Reading:
This service is ideal for a story either in the conception stage or final polish — preferably nothing in between. For stories in the conception stage, please provide either an Inside Outline or Story Grid foolscap. For stories in their final polish, they must be publication-ready before submission to get the greatest value from the service. This generally includes in-line comments with the option to schedule live video coaching. This service will always maintain privacy and anonymity on both sides.
 0.017/w, estimate one business day for every 10k words
 Add-on to any other editing service for $600
Available Topics:
 Learning disabilities
 Autism spectrum
 ADHD
 Dyslexia
 Chronic illness
 Diabetes
 Queer characters
 Asexual spectrum
 Female characters
 Intersectional feminism
 Trans non-binary characters

 Line Editing:
This service is ideal during the first stage of the writing/publishing process. Once you have a solid first draft and are ready to refine the style, pacing, logical and emotional flow, that’s where I can help! This includes in-line comments, a "track changes" document, a clean revision document, with the option to schedule live video coaching. Please include your goals for the work along with the submission, and make note of any supplemental documents available on my request (the preceding book in the series and first chapter of the following, for example).
 0.045/w, estimate one business day for every 10k words

 Copy Editing:
This service is ideal after the first few stages of the writing/publishing process. Once you have a solid first draft and have revised it to the best of your ability, it can be beneficial to get feedback from another person to make sure you’re on the right track. That’s where I come in! This includes in-line comments, a "track changes" document, and a clean revision document. Please include your goals for the work along with the submission, and make note of any supplemental documents available on my request (the preceding book in the series and first chapter of the following, for example).
 0.027/w, estimate one business day for every 10k words

 Proofreading:
This service is ideal for a book that’s been fully revised, sent through a few beta readers, and is now ready to be tidied up before launching it into the publishing process! In this stage, most rough mistakes should already be removed from the writing. (If the prose requires a coarser grit of sandpaper, I'm happy to offer a Copy Edit instead at no additional cost.) I’m here to give a last minute polish to grammar and spelling, and make sure nothing is out of place or missing. This includes in-line comments, a "track changes" document, and a clean revision document. Please include any necessary style sheets along with the submission.
 0.027/w, estimate one business day for every 10k words

 Book Doctoring:
This collaboration provides the most bang for its buck when you have a completed draft and a clear sense of what isn’t working, with zero spoons to touch the tangle again yourself. Book doctoring is what many people imagine editors do: Take your ideas, reorganize them, rewrite them, and hand the draft back, wrapped in a silk ribbon. I do whatever it takes to make your book shine: handle the global issues, reorganize your thoughts, write transitions, add content (with consent), then polish to completion. Unlike content editing (all of the above services), where making the editorial revisions is up to you, in book doctoring, I suggest edits, then implement them myself. This can include asking you to draft b-plots or backstories that I can refine and drop into the manuscript. My job is to play doctor (steam-consensual), perform surgery where necessary, and stitch up all the seams, all in service of making your book the best it can be.
 0.067/w, estimate two business days for every 10k words

 Coaching:
This service is ideal for published authors with a regular rhythm to their work. If you’re looking for feedback on emotional resonance, voice, plot, character development, world building, craft, etc… you’ve come to the right place. I’ll touch on these concepts for feedback, as well as any questions you want answered! This includes document editing through all stages of revision (up to 100k/mo) and live video coaching (weekly, fortnightly, or monthly). Packages vary, and are outlined in detail on the application form. Please submit your full application form before reaching out via email, and make note of any supplemental documents available on my request (the preceding book in the series and first chapter of the following, for example). CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM.
 Hourly rate, sold in packages

Rates

** Rush Rates are available for all services **

Developmental Editing
$0.037/word
Example: a 60k word edit would be $2220

Sensitivity Reading
$0.017/word
Can be added on to any editing service for $600
Example: a 60k word read would be $1020

Line Editing
$0.045/word
Example: a 60k word edit would be $2700

Copy Editing
$0.027/word
Example: a 60k word edit would be $1620

Proofreading
$0.027/word
Example: a 60k word edit would be $1620

Book Doctoring
$0.067/word
Example: a 60k word revision would be $4020

Any submissions under 10k charged by hourly rate, apart from sample edits (like the first chapter in the novel) which honor the rate per word, and can be deducted from the final invoice.

All live video coaching and meditation sessions, hourly rate

Payments accepted through Zelle (or PayPal with 5% processing fee). 50% Deposit required on sending document.

Timing

Estimate one to two business days for every 10k words, depending on the service and current stage of revision.

Regular clients have priority scheduling.

Time estimates can be lessened up to half for commensurate rush rates (up to 3x).
Examples:
Copy edit a 40k novel in 2 business days, $0.081/word, $3240
Proofread a 30k novella in 2 business days, $0.054/word, $1620

Regular clients and heavy producers can arrange for repeating one-week novel turnarounds monthly (limited availability).

*** SCHEDULE PRIORITY AND COMPLIMENTARY COACHING (up to an hour per month) FOR RETURNING CLIENTS ***

Boundaries

I specialize in Romance, Speculative, and Literary Fiction

Sensitivity Reading Topics:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism spectrum
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Chronic illness
  • Type One Diabetes
  • Queer characters
  • Asexual spectrum
  • Female characters
  • Trans non-binary characters
  • Content I will not read:

  • Horror
  • Child abuse (including lolicon)
  • Sexual assault (including noncon and dubcon)
  • Please alert me if any of these topics are in your story and we can discuss whether or not I’m comfortable with the work. This is decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the length of the project, how graphic the descriptions are, length of passage discussing these topics, etc.

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