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
“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 and Editorial Assistant
“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
Looking for someone to add content to your blog, website, or publication? I can help! While horses are my specialty, I’d be happy to create whatever type of content you need. Please contact me for a quote.
Editing Packages and Pricing:
Includes line edits, in-document comments, and feedback
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 15 double-spaced pages) with in-document comments and detailed feedback
Short Document Editing
$0.015 per word
(For articles, blog posts, and any other short documents)
Includes editing for grammatical and punctuation errors. Will also make suggestions to enhance overall flow of piece.
Full Novel Critique
$0.005 per word
After reading your full manuscript, I will send an edit letter with general feedback and suggestions for revisions.
$0.006 per word
Includes editing for grammatical and punctuation errors.
$0.008 per word
Includes editing at both the paragraph and sentence level. Feedback will focus on improving grammar and voice.
$0.010 per word
Includes editing for clarity of language, sentence flow, and development of ideas and characters. I will make suggestions for overall manuscript tightening and look for any inconsistencies in the timeline, dialogue, setting, and voice.
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. These packages will only include editing for horse-related content and will not include other types of editing.
Horse Scene Editing:
$0.009 per word
Includes editing of specified horse-related scenes to ensure accuracy and believability.
Horse-Specific Beta Read:
Includes beta read of entire book to ensure all horse-related scenes are accurate and believable. (Editing 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 seven years of experience, as well as an 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.
Paypal (will receive invoice via email)
Need something not listed above or have questions? Contact Me