Editing Services

If you’re here, chances are you know me best from my 10+ years of reviewing sci-fi and fantasy novels. But I can offer more than review here. If you’ve written a book and want help applying a layer of polish, bringing out the best version of your vision, then I can also offer me services as an editor.

Who the Heck Am I?

I’m Ria, I’m a British ex-pat living in Atlantic Canada, and I’ve been an avid reader for the vast majority of my life. I’m a queer disabled weirdo with a deep love of books and tea. I’m the sort of person who can’t read a book without pausing every now and again to contemplate the ramifications and potential of what I just read.

As I mentioned previously, I’ve been reviewing SFF books for over 10 years. I’ve written for sites such as SF Signal, and twice been a judge in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off.

What I Can Do For You

~ I’ll go through your manuscript and give point-by-point commentary and notes, regarding how well the story flows, points of interest, suggestions for improvement, and other such things that can help make sure your story, your vision, is smoothly conveyed to future readers. I’ll also do chapter-by-chapter commentary and notes regarding how well each chapter fits with the story as a whole, the narrative flow, etc.
~ Not sure if you explained something in the story well enough? Worried you explained it too much? I can help with that sort of infodump-balancing. Concerned that some of the dialogue might not sound natural? I can offer suggestions to make it flow a little more smoothly. If I see something that’s internally inconsistent, then I can point it out so that it can be changed and fit better with what’s already been established.
~ Affordable rates so that authors without a huge budget can get quality service to help improve their novel.
~ I can and will correct a lot of typos and grammatical errors and such as I go, but for a truly detailed copyedit like that, other editors will be better suited to that task.

Basically, I can take your story and help give it some polish and shine and be the best version of itself it can be. I’m not here to rewrite your story, to change your words or ideas into mine, but I can help bring out the best in what you’ve written.

What Genres Do I Work With?

Pretty much anything with a sci-fi/fantasy theme. Got the first book of an epic fantasy under your belt? Cool, I can work with that. Also got some lesbian vampire erotica you want to publish? Cool, I can work with that too. Basically, if it falls under the speculative fiction umbrella (and that’s a pretty broad umbrella), then I’m happy to work with it.

The Fine Print

~ I charge $1 USD per page (12 point font, double-spaced). That’s roughly 250, give or take, and the rough equivalent to a printed page in a paperback novel.
~ Turnaround time depends on length of the project, and can vary anywhere between a week and a month. Estimated turnaround time will be discussed before any money changes hands.
~ I’m willing to edit your first chapter for free as a try-before-you-buy service, so you can make sure that what I offer is right for you.

If all of this sounds like something you’re interested in, then feel free to email me at bibliotropic.reviews@gmail.com to discuss the project.

Praise For Work I’ve Done

This is a review by a woman I find to be one of the best critics in our field. When she points out a story flaw, you’re getting it straight.” ~ Morgyn Star, regarding commentary on a review.

Ria was very attentive to detail, even in regards to subject matter that wasn’t their strength. Always careful to make sure any corrections had the correct spelling, and doing research on the subject in order to understand if anything was out of place. Excellent work! ~ Rachel Colpitts, on my editing of a medical lab tech manual.