You will get a developmental edit of your short novel/novella manuscript


You will get a developmental edit of your short novel/novella manuscript


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  • Delivery Time 14 days
  • Number of Revisions 0
  • Number of Words20000

14 days delivery — Apr 3, 2023
Revisions may occur after this date.
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Project details

*Tiers are according to word count*

If your novella 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 developmental edit and get it back to you within two weeks.

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. You will also receive a 4-6 page editorial letter.

These edits will focus on:
- plot
- reader engagement
- character development
- structural flow
- thematic strengths

I am happy to work on work 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.
What's included
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Grammar & Syntax Review
Content Rewriting
Structural Edit
Print Layout
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Additional Revision
Additional Video Meeting
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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 - 3:25 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.

Video or chat consultation

We will have a short video meeting to discuss your goals for the project and expectations for the edit. If you prefer not to have a video call, this can also be done through virtual chat.

Receive document from client

Send me your manuscript in either a Word document or Google Doc (preferably Word).

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