You will get a developmental edit, line edit, and copyedit of your short story


You will get a developmental edit, line edit, and copyedit of your short story


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  • Delivery Time 3 days
  • Number of Revisions 1
  • Number of Words1000
    • Grammar & Syntax Review
    • Fact-Checking
    • Structural Edit

3 days delivery — Mar 23, 2023
Revisions may occur after this date.
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Fund the project upfront. Libby gets paid once you are satisfied with the work.

Project details

*Tiers are according to word count*

If your short story is in need of a developmental edit, line edit, or copyedit, you've come to the right place. With the purchase of this service, I will give your story a high-quality, comprehensive edit and get it back to you within three days.

I will make your work shine without compromising your voice. I offer constructive criticism, but I will also let you know what you are doing well.

All edits will appear as Tracked Changes and comments on Microsoft Word or Google Docs, according to your preference.

These edits will focus on:
- character development
- structural flow
- thematic strengths
- internal consistency and logic
- stylistic flow
- grammar
- punctuation
- spelling

I am happy to work on stories of any genre, but please note that I specialize in speculative fiction (that is, science fiction and fantasy). Some of my favourite subgenres include: first contact with aliens, dystopia, cyberpunk, dying earth/climate SF, flintlock fantasy, and anything that takes place in, on, or around the sea.
Service Type Proofread & Edit, Critique
Language English
What's included
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Delivery Time
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Number of Revisions
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Grammar & Syntax Review
Content Rewriting
Structural Edit
Print Layout
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Rating breakdown


Roni R.
Jun 22, 2022
Looking for beta readers Thank you Libby!
Great reflections and comments as a Beta reader on my novel. It was very helpful to improve my book.


Dustin B.
Jun 10, 2022
Looking for Advanced Review Copy Readers - Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Stories Libby was incredible to work with. Communicative, punctual, and professional - I can't recommend her enough!  

About Libby

Libby G.
Editing Services | Copyediting, Beta Reading
Vancouver, Canada - 2:16 pm local time
As your editor, I'll make your writing shine without compromising your voice. From big picture editing to the little details, you can trust me to help you strengthen your prose and polish your manuscript.

I offer:
- Developmental editing
- Stylistic editing
- Copyediting
- Authenticity reading
- Beta reading

- Editing Essentials qualification, Editors Canada (April, 2022)
- BA History, Queen's University (2021)
- Professional Editing Standards Certificate, Queen's University (2023)
- John Eerkes-Medrano Mentorship Program, Editors Canada
- Copyediting Group Mentorship, Editorial Arts Academy

I specialize in speculative fiction (SFF) and am an editor for The Sprawl Mag, a magazine that publishes speculative fiction, poetry, and art.

I have experience editing manuscripts in other genres (literary fiction and historical fiction). I also edit documents (news letters, reports, web copy) for NGOs and nonprofit organizations.

Steps for completing your project

After purchasing the project, send requirements so Libby can start the project.

Delivery time starts when Libby receives requirements from you.

Libby works on your project following the steps below.

Revisions may occur after the delivery date.

Receive document from client

Send me your short story in either a Word document or Google Doc.

Edit short story

I will edit your short story using Tracked Changes and comments on a developmental and line level, along with a copyedit.

Review the work, release payment, and leave feedback to Libby.