What others have to say about Casie’s editing technique:

“Whether you’re an aspiring author or already published, every writer can benefit from working with an editor. A professional set of eyes may even be imperative. The key is to find one who is smart and savvy enough to help you up your game yet approachable and inspiring at the same time. Casie Bazay is all of those things, and more. Her clear input on my middle grade manuscript helped me focus on areas that needed work. She offered comments in a positive/proactive way which motivated me to strengthen my entire story. I highly recommend her services.”

~Melanie Sue Bowles, ​Author of The Horses of Proud Spirit, Hoof Prints: More Stories from Proud Spirit, and The Dogs of Proud Spirit, and Liberty Biscuit

“Casie Bazay is a phenomenal editor. When she gives advice, or answers questions, it’s like sitting down with a school teacher. She has all the answers! She’s meticulous, yet delivers edits with kindness. I would recommend her as an editor to both professional or novice writers. She’ll make you look like you did your homework and came to class prepared.”

​~Michelle Guerrero, Freelance Writer, Editorial Assistant​, and Children’s Book Author


“I can’t recommend Casie enough for her editing services! I always struggle with my queries and the opening pages. Casie’s critiques not only pointed out what was working but what wasn’t. With her guidance, I started getting more requests from agents. I can highly recommend it.”

~Vanessa Ebony, School Librarian


Editing Packages and Pricing:

Single Pass

Includes line edits, in-document comments, and feedback

Multi Pass

Includes line edits, in-document comments, and feedback on up to three drafts of your query letter (original + two revised versions)

First Chapter Critique

Critique of your first chapter (up to 12 double-spaced pages) with in-document comments and detailed feedback

Query Package Critique

Critique of Query, Synopsis, and First 3 Chapters (up to 36 double spaced, 12 point font pages) with in-document comments and detailed feedback.


Full Novel Critique

$0.008 per word
Critique of full novel with in-document comments. You will receive an edit letter which details your story’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as revision suggestions.


Short Document Editing/Proofreading

$0.015 per word
(For articles, short stories blog posts, and any other short documents)
Includes editing for grammatical and punctuation errors. Will also make suggestions to enhance overall flow of piece.



Need someone to ensure your horse-related scenes are accurate? (Trust me, this can be a problem!) I’d be happy to use my equine experience to help. This package will focus include solely on horse-related content and will not include other types of editing.

Horse-Specific Beta Read:

Includes beta read of entire book to ensure all horse-related scenes are accurate and believable. (Editing and feedback will focus on horse scenes only!)

Why Hire Me?

I’m a former middle school English teacher who has graded hundreds of essays and grammar assignments. I’m also a freelance writer with over ten years of experience, as well as a traditionally published author.

Note: I will accept most genres of fiction for editing, but my specialties are young adult, middle grade, and women’s fiction. Hard-core science fiction and high fantasy are not my areas of expertise, so I would advise finding an editor who is more experienced with those genres.

Manuscripts must be properly formatted, and all documents should be double-spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman or equivalent font. Edits will be made through track changes.

Payment is due in advance.

Payment options:
Paypal or Venmo
Personal Check

Need something not listed above or have questions?  Contact Me