Editing Services

I provide comprehensive editorial services for both fiction and nonfiction, with over 20 years of experience. See below for packages and rates.
  • Proofreading
    Correcting surface errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation and language.
    $2 per page*

  • Copy Editing
    Fine-tuning your work for grammar, spelling, continuity and consistency of style.
    $3 per page*

  • Line Editing
    Line-by-line review for common problems such as passive voice, wordiness, weak words, overused words, redundancies, repetition and flaws of structure.
    $4 per page*

  • Content Editing
    Substantive revisions for literary issues such as unrealistic dialogue, point of view errors, tense shifts, showing vs telling, flat characters, inconsistent character behavior, sagging middles, info dumps, plot holes, lack of conflict, etc.
    $6 per page*

Discount package rates are available. Are we a good match? Let's find out. Contact me for samples and an online meet-n-greet.

* 300 words equals one page.


Editorial Credits Include:

  • Liquid Hitler (S L Koch, 2018) science fiction/novella
  • Points in Time (David Watkinson, in development) science fiction/screenplay
  • Luminarium (Rick Rosenkranz, in development) science fiction/novel series
  • The Other Side of the Table (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, in development) essays on RP gaming
  • Phadra (Sierra Tenk, 2017) fantasy/short story
  • Crime of the Scene (S L Koch, 2017) bizarro/novella
  • A Road Trip to Remember (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, 2017) fantasy/roleplaying adventure
  • Asteria Rising (Chromatic Chameleon Publishing, 2017) fictional geography/atlas
  • The Mark of Change (Giacomo Vicenzi, 2017) fantasy/roleplaying game rules
  • To Summon Mountains (DeAnna Knippling, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Real Life Action Hero (T Reynolds, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Surrounded by Dolphins (Adrian McCauley, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Stockholm Syndrome (Shariann Lewitt, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Rat Queen to Black King (S L Koch, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Rebel, Rebel (Tod Davies, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Murder Inc (Antony Copeland, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Awake (Nikos Carcosa, 2017) science fiction/short story
  • Liar (Chella Faithe, 2016) literary/novella
  • Dagger Falls into Flower (S L Koch, 2016) bizarro/short story
  • DayTrippers GameMasters Guide (As If Productions, 2015) roleplaying game rules
  • DayTrippers Core Rules (As If Productions, 2015) roleplaying game rules
  • The Palace Iptscrae Language Reference (ThePalace Inc, 1996) programmers' manual
  • The Palace Server Guide (ThePalace Inc, 1996) software administrators' manual
  • The Palace Users Guide (ThePalace Inc, 1996) software user manual
  • PIX-Elation (VRASP, 1992-1995) nationally-distributed home tech magazine
  • IICS LA News (IICS, 1992-1994) interactive industry newsletter


It's important to find the right editor for your style and personality. That's why I believe the ideal writer-editor relationship is both tight and extended. After all, it's more than a matter of grammar; it's a matter of message, voice, quality and consistency. Ready to take that step? Drop me a line.

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Author Testimonials

"Tod Foley is an experienced editor skilled in fixing structural and grammar errors while leaving the narrative intact."
- T Reynolds