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Afoma Umesi freelance writer/editor

I’m an editor and proofreader with Chicago Manual of Style proficiency and over four years of experience. In that time, I’ve edited online content, adult fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. I am meticulous, highly communicative, and especially passionate about helping individuals and small businesses effectively convey information about themselves and their brand.

Manuscript Services

For fiction/non-fiction manuscripts, I’m happy to perform beta-reads, developmental and line edits, and full manuscript reviews for a fee.

Developmental Edit – $0.006/word

This big-picture critique is the best choice for writers who have completed a manuscript and aren’t sure how to begin a revision. It is commonly known as a reader’s report. I’ll read your full manuscript and provide a detailed editorial letter outlining your story’s strengths and weaknesses, along with suggested ways to improve. My critique will provide feedback on your story and plot structure, tone, character development, themes, clarity, consistency, and any other issues with your work.

A typical edit letter length is 5-7 single-spaced pages. Please note that this does not include line edits.

Comprehensive Critique – $0.02/word

I recommend this if you’ve already gone through a round or two of developmental edits and are looking for more thorough feedback and guidance to take your book to the next level – submitting to a publisher or self-publishing.

For this critique, I will also provide an edit letter plus line edits (in-line comments throughout the document, along with light proofreading). If you’d like to try this service, I offer a complimentary critique of the first 3 pages of your manuscript to give you a feel for my editing style before you book.

Line Edit Only – $0.01/word – $0.02/word

Essentially, the Comprehensive Critique without the edit letter. I’ll provide in-line comments to improve character, plot, pacing, structure, and more, along with light proofreading. (This is not copyediting. To understand the difference between copyedits and line edits, check out this great article.)

Beta Read – $0.001/word

This is a lighter version of a developmental edit! If you’re looking for general thoughts on plot, characters, pacing, and specific events in the book, in addition to my overall impressions, the beta read is the way to go. Typically, 1-2 pages in length.

Copy Editing – $0.008/word – $0.01/word

This usually happens after you’ve revised your manuscript using reader or editor feedback. I’ll assess your manuscript’s clarity, accuracy, and consistency at the sentence level. I’ll also check and correct issues with grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and syntax while ensuring your manuscript is as clean as possible, without losing your voice, of course!

Additional Editorial Services:

– Content Management: I’ve managed publishing schedules for various websites, including assigning content to writers and providing them with feedback.

– Content Style Guide Development: I’ve worked with multiple websites to create an in-house style guide or improve their existing one.

Search Engine Optimization in WordPress: As an experienced WordPress user, I’ve worked to add sub-headings, titles, tags, image texts, meta description, focus keyword, and overall improve SEO and Readability scores for websites.

Let’s talk!

You can get a feel of my writing by reading my book reviews or requesting work samples.

What Clients are Saying…

Afoma is awesome. I could not have found a better person to review and fine tune my work.

I liked Afoma’s work, because, 1) she not only edited the blog article smartly but also made it crisp and punchy! 2) she met my budget and timeline expectations 3) she was communicative, which helped meeting the tight deadline I would rehire her in future. Thanks Afoma!

This was my first time working with Afoma and I can’t express how pleased I was with her work. She is a talented writer and efficient but that wasn’t her most impressive quality. Her ability to grasp exactly what I wanted in the style and tone I needed was impeccable. Thank you Afoma for a well written, holistic book that needs no edits from me!

I’m on Upwork!

If you prefer to hire a writer/editor on Upwork (I prefer this too), you can also find my rates and more testimonials listed here.

If you don’t see your specialty here, please feel free to shoot me a message about any writing/editing needs, and we can discuss.

 

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