Editing For
Every Level* Of Writing

*from big picture to nitty-gritty

Literary & Editorial Services

Not sure what kind of editing service you need? That’s perfectly fine. I gladly offer sample edits to help identify what level of editing will best suit you and your manuscript. A sample edit is also a good way to see if we’re the right fit for a productive and satisfying writer/editor collaboration. Below are the services currently available. Book mapping will be available in the second half of 2022. Take a gander and feel free to contact me to discuss your project.

Developmental Editing

LION BY THE TAIL Editing Services: Manuscript Assessment by Amy Bee

You’ve revised a few drafts, but do the elements add up? Time to delve into a developmental edit.

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Line Editing

LION BY THE TAIL Editing Services: Line Editing by Amy Bee

You’ve worked out all the kinks in your story structure. Now it’s time to tend to the sentence-level issues of your work with a line edit. 

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LION BY THE TAIL Editing Services: Copyediting by Amy Bee

Your manuscript is in tip-top shape and it reads great! Time to fix all those little errors that take readers out of the moment.

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Mini Line + Copy

LION BY THE TAIL Editing Services: Mini Line and Copyedit combo (under 10k) by Amy Bee

You’re submitting short-form fiction or creative nonfiction to a contest or lit mag. Let’s make your story stand out from the crowd.

Coming Soon

The Editorial Freelancers Association has an informative rate table to help understand the prices of editing services.

Different kinds of editing services

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  • Developmental Edit: A deep dive into the big picture issues. Includes extensive manuscript comments and an editorial letter. Often procured after several drafts of author revisions.
  • Line Edit: A Sentence-level focus on content style, phrasings, word usage. Inludes manuscript comments and an editorial letter. Often considered an ‘intermediary’ between a developmental edit and copyedit.
  • Copyedit: A careful and thorough comb-through of the manuscript, fixing readability errors and inconsistencies. Includes a style sheet. Often seen as the last edit before sending the manuscript to agents and publishers. Self-publishers would want to hire an eagle-eyed proofreader after the copyedit.

I probably wouldn’t have finished my second edition without help from Amy Bee.

When I was working on my first draft, she helped with structural problems and line edits. When I finished my 4th edit, she did it again. Her help with developmental, line, and copyediting strengthened the sentences so they read easily, made sense, and were enjoyable. She’s very insightful, a great collaborator, and works hard to maintain the writer’s voice. A good editor is hard to find, and she’s excellent! She has a gift for this! She can help you like she helped me.


-Aaron Carnes, author of in defense of ska, 2nd edition