Services

Allison Williford

I believe editing should be affordable and accessible to all, and I will work with you to make your manuscript shine! From copy editing to proofreading and manuscript critiques, I can help you hone prose and story. I have a B.A. in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction, and I am a former copywriter for an automotive marketing agency. I specialize in Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style.

Editing Services

I offer three editing packages, all of which are priced for up to 100,000 words. Additional costs for higher counts are priced per package. Please note that I do not accept erotica or gore.

The Standalone: Basic Edit

For $100 USD, I will provide basic proofreading and line editing services for up to 100,000 words. I offer a 5-day turnaround time with no revisions. For an additional $25, I will return the file to you in just three (3) days. Higher word counts are priced at $5 per every 5,000 words.

The Trilogy: Edit, Revise & Proof

For $200 USD, I offer editing for grammar and syntax with suggestions for overall flow and wording. Up to 100,000 words. I offer a 30-day delivery turnaround time with 2 revisions. For an additional $50, I will provide a turnaround time of only 14 days. Higher word counts are priced at $10 per every 5,000 words.

The Box Set: A Total Polish

For $450 USD, I offer a total editing package, including substantive, copy, and proofreading. I will also provide feedback on overall plot, characterization and any miscellaneous issues. Turnaround time is 45 days with 5 revisions. For an additional $75, I will provide a turnaround time of only 30 days. Higher word counts are priced at $15 per every 5,000 words.

All work is done in Microsoft Word. I will leave comments in the document and send it back to you once services are completed. I offer sample edits of up to five (5) pages, double spaced, Times New Roman (size 12). For a quote and a free sample edit or critique, please email your first five pages to allisonwilliford@icloud.com. I do not accept erotica or gore.

My gig will also soon be up on fiverr.com, so be sure to find me there! I will have the link up as soon as it is available.

FAQ

What genres do you accept?
I am open to all genres except erotica and gore. I am especially excited for thrillers, mystery, women’s fiction, sweet and/or contemporary romance, and anything involving themes of mental health! Note for romance: I am OK with some sex scenes, just not gratuitous erotica.

Why are your prices so low?
I am just starting to get my editing services off the ground, so to provide a competitive rate is essential. Also, I understand that not all authors can afford the lofty prices that some editors charge. I hope to make quality editing services affordable and accessible.

What are your qualifications?
I graduated with a 3.9 GPA, a member of Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society), and summa cum laude in 2018 with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction. I previously worked as a senior copywriter for a marketing agency for 2.5 years, in which I specialized in AP Style. However, I follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, for manuscripts in all my editing services. (On a fun note, I am also a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month to help encourage writers in my area! I also studied Spanish for seven years, advanced placement Latin for four years, and French for one. Linguistics is a love of mine!)

How can I get in touch with you?
You can email me at allisonwilliford@icloud.com or find me on fiverr.com, username chellisam.

Do you offer sample edits?
Yes! I offer a free sample edit of up to five (5) pages. The text must be Times New Roman, 12 pt., double spaced in a .doc or .docx file.

Ready to make your manuscript shine?