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Editing Services

D. Ann provides a full range of editorial services. Please contact me to inquire about specific services, my editing calendar, and receive a quote for your project. A sample edit of the first 10 pages is provided for free. To book services or for more information please see my Reedsy profile. For a sample of past clients, see below.

Developmental Edits

One edit pass of your book. Client receives a detailed (4-5 page) editorial letter and in-manuscript comments/line edits (as needed).

Areas Addressed:

  • Plot/pacing/flow
  • Character development (arc, voice, dialogue, motivation)
  • World-building
  • May include the reorganization of chapters, scenes, and paragraphs.
Typical turnaround time: 3-4 weeks

Copy Edits

One edit pass of your manuscript. Client will receive in-text edits and a style sheet with character, word use, and timeline notes.

Areas Addressed:

  • Grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation
  • Text consistency (font usage, capitalization, author style)
  • Story structure 

Typical turnaround time: 2-4 weeks


Occurs after the copyedit and edits incorporated by the author. One proofread of the
PDF/formatted version manuscript to correct lingering grammar, spelling, and
formatting issues.

Areas Addressed:

  • Lingering grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation
  • Formatting issues

Typical turnaround time: 2-3 weeks

Sensitivity Reads

One pass of your manuscript. Client will receive a detailed sensitivity read letter that reviews for requested categories.


  • Black American culture
  • LGBTQ+ representation (specifically asexual, bisexual, and wlw/sapphic)
  • Mental health (ideation, anxiety, depression) 
  • Polyamory

Typical turnaround time: 2-3 weeks

Past Clients