Services

THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR STORY.

Are you ready to strengthen your novel? Do you need a final proofread? Do you want help ensuring your book proposal is ready for your dream agent? Or are you unsure what edit your book needs?

I’m here to help! I am an experienced freelance editor, bestselling author, intern for a successful publishing company, and I specialize in editing a variety of genres.

"Angela Watts is a skilled editor who was able to take my story to the next level. Her feedback was constructive and well thought out. She helped me to take a step back and think about the words on the page. The quick turnaround, fast responses, and her deep understanding of my story made the editing process a breeze. I plan on hiring Watts for my upcoming novels!"
Sara Francis
Author of "The Terra Testimonies" trilogy
"Angela invested in my book, loved it, encouraged me... a literal God-send!"
R.A. Black
Agented Author

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

A developmental edit is an in-depth analysis of your novel as a whole. This is the most intense edit and perfect for new authors, or authors looking to take their writing skills to a new level. I will also offer useful suggestions to fix any critiques I find, so you won’t get pages of things that don’t work–I’ll help you find things that do work, too!

Before I edit your novel, we will discuss your vision for your novel, and I am available for an optional email (or call!) after I return your edits for 30-60 minutes if you have any questions or want to brainstorm details about my critiques.

For this edit, you will receive…

  • A Big-Picture Developmental Edit. I will read your manuscript with an eye for big-picture areas, such as; plot, characterization, setting, themes, marketability, pacing, and more. I will point out areas that need to be strengthened (or cut) and scenes that make the story stronger.
  • A 5+ page breakdown of my assessments that discusses the plot, setting, themes, and more. If your main character lacked a strong arc, I’ll point it out. If your plot sags in some parts, I’ll offer suggestions to fix it. If your worldbuilding is confusing, I’m here to help!
RATES

I strive to offer affordable rates that compete with leading editors. Instead of paying 2,000-4,000 dollars to have your novel edited, you are getting quality work at a reasonable price from an editor who wants to see you succeed!

starting at $.006 per word

"Angela R. Watts is one of the best editors I have ever worked with! She understands my books from both a reader's perspective and a technical perspective, which makes her uniquely qualified as an editor. I love her insights and notes on my stories; they have always made my work stronger. I will be using her services in the future for as many of my big projects as I can, and I would highly recommend her to authors, especially those who are just starting out."
Cady Hammer
Author
"Finding an editor who understands my vision for raw, real, edgy Christian fiction is nearly impossible, but Angela R. Watts is an answer to everything I've ever wanted! Professional, knowledgeable in the craft, and full of insight and wisdom, I couldn't have had a better experience with her helping me in polishing my novel."
Kara Lynn
Author, Editor

LINE EDIT

A line edit assists in sentence structure, info dumping, word choice, reading flow, word/phrase overuse, and also points out any inconsistencies in characterization or plot. This edit also helps find tricky typos.

For this edit, you will receive…

  • The edited manuscript with comments on the document regarding the details mentioned above and more.

RATES

starting at $.004 per word

"I'm so pleased with Angela's editing. Her work was excellent and she readily outlined the portions that she liked and that worked well along with the portions that needed repairing. I will absolutely be back for future edits!"
Hannah Gaudette
Author

COPY EDIT

A copy edit assisting in sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This will also point out any typos or formatting errors.

For this edit, you will receive… 

  • The edited manuscript with comments on the document regarding the details mentioned above and more. 

RATES

starting at $.008 per word

"Angela gave me detailed critiques about what she liked and what didn’t quite work for her in such a way that I wasn’t overwhelmed but inspired to keep on writing this story and others!"
Keturah Lamb
Author
"I’d recommend her to anyone who needs an editor who will quickly and professionally go through their book giving them just the right mix of building up and tearing down.”
Kellyn Roth
Published Author

PROOFREADING

The final step before publication, I will proofread your manuscript and check for errors in spamming, punctuation, typos, formatting issues, and minor plot/characterization inconsistencies, while refraining from copyediting or structural edits.

For this edit, you will receive…

  • A proofread with any suggestions made on the document.

RATES

starting at $.002 per word

"Angela has just the right balance of adept, perceptive editing and kind encouragement. Every single change she suggests makes perfect sense and is always delivered in such an upbeat way. She gave me everything I needed to make my book what it needs to be, and I'd recommend her to anyone!"
Bethany Meyer
Author
"Angela Watts made the final edits of my work a painless situation. I was able to clean up my prose, and know what to look for myself in the final edits for my book. She's very professional, but fun to work with as well. I hope to work with her in the future for my other books. "
Kaity Orme
Author and Founder of TeaNotesPress

BOOK LAUNCH PACKAGE

A final polish of your book and marketing materials, this package is ideal for the writer who is set to publish!

For this package, you will receive…

  • A proofread.
  • A book blurb critique + author bio critique. I help you nail your blurb and polish your author bio!

Rates starting at $.011 per word

BOOK PROPOSAL PACKAGE

You are all set to pitch to you dream agent or press… but you really need help to strengthen your proposal till it shines.

I’ve helped authors polish their book proposals and look forward to helping you put your best foot forward!

For this package, you receive…

  • A complete line edit for your book proposal, query, and synopsis. I will check your sentence structure, help you trim your word count, and check for overall clarity.
  • First three chapter critique. I will ensure your first three chapters hook your reader, fit the genre, and is clear in sentence structure (this critique encompasses a developmental and line edit, but in mini form).
  • A line edit for your author bio. I’ll ensure you include the important stuff and cut down on unnecessary words.

FLAT RATE of $70.00

BLURB CRITIQUE

Is your novel not selling, or are you about to pitch your book to an agent? If you struggle with book blurbs, I’ve got you covered!

For this critique, you will receive…

  • A basic critique of your blurb, including suggestions on how to make it stronger, or words that can be removed.
  • I will send you three books in that genre, and show their blurb styles, so you have reference points when you edit your blurb.
  • A rough blurb draft created solely from my personal suggestions so you get a clean, new starting place!

FLAT RATE of $20.00

"Angela is good at communicating... and helped me create a blurb that fit my story and genre! Having Angela as a second eye helped pull out the right wording."
Naomi Kenyon
Author
"Angela was a joy to work with... She made me get excited to start writing all over again!"
Penny Wood
Author

FIRST FIFTEEN PAGES CRITIQUE

The first pages of your book are crucial. They must hook your reader (or agent!) without info-dumping or poor pacing.

For this edit, you will receive…

  • A breakdown of your introductions’ strong points, weak points, and any sections that can be omitted or strengthened.
  • An assessment if the intro fits the genre and is immediately gripping.
  • A line edit, as described above.

FLAT RATE of $60.00

CONSULTING

Are you unsure which publishing route to take? Are you stuck in the worldbuilding stage of your fantasy novel?

I would love to help you! Contact me to schedule a consultation via email, messages, or call! I look forward to helping!

Rates start at $40.00 per hour. Contact me to explain your problem and we can schedule a consultation. 

NEED A COMBINATION OF THE EDITS LISTED ABOVE?

If you’d like a combination or a part of the edits listed above, I’m flexible and would love to help!

If you need a blog post proofed, or a nonfiction projected proofed, contact me for a quote. I have experience with proofing and editing articles and nonfiction, too!

"Angela helped me to get my short story polished and ready for an anthology. Her comments were beyond helpful."
Joshua Reid
Author

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please abide by the following submission guidelines when submitting your project. Thank you!

  • Submit your project via Word Doc or Google Doc.
  • Spacing should be 1.5. Your name and the project title should be on the front title page.
  • When requesting more information about my services for a particular project, please provide the following information: your project’s name, word count, genre, blurb, and if you have a preferred deadline.
  • Please be sure to proofread your project before sending.

I edit a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! I look forward to working with you.

Let's help your bold story succeed together!