I’ve edited fiction and nonfiction for others since I was in high school and I’ve operated as a professional editor since 2009. In that time I’ve helped dozens of authors bring their work to the next level. In addition, I’ve edited bestselling and award-winning authors in my role as Editor-In-Chief at Splickety Publishing Group. I’d love to work with you as well.
As you’ll see in my Rates section below, I command a decent amount of money to do my highest level of edit on a manuscript. There’s a good reason for that, and it’s the same reason that I’m consistently booked up for editing work for about six months* at a time.
I provide incredible value. I’ve been chasing my own dream of publishing novels and nonfiction books since my senior year in high school. In the last 10+ years of learning and studying the publishing industry and the craft of fiction, I’ve also learned how to convey that information to my clients throughout the editing process.
That’s where the real value of my edits comes in: education. You will not only have a cleaner, better quality manuscript than before we started, but you’ll also learn what personal pitfalls you need to watch out for in the future along with reinforcing time-tested writing methods and choices, all of which will improve your writing for years to come.
If this edit seems expensive to you, think of it as a professional interactive course on how to improve your writing from the ground up. It will cost you up front, but the knowledge you glean from my edits will pay you dividends throughout the rest of your writing career.
So hire me. You won’t be disappointed.
*I’m typically booked around six months out for major projects, but I can almost always squeeze in small to mid-sized projects if necessary.
Check out what my clients said about me on Facebook, or read the testimonials below. Or both.
“Ben is an awesome editor. He’s professional, he knows his stuff, and he doesn’t hold back. I learned so much about how to strengthen my writing from his edits, and of the two novels I’ve hired him to edit, one already has a publishing contract. I highly recommend hiring him as your editor.” — Sarah Grimm, Fantasy and Paranormal Novelist, sdgrimm.com
“I had been working on my suspense novel for a few years, and I realized I needed some help in taking it to the next level. Ben Wolf offered a trial edit for free to see if we would be a good match. The trial looked good, so we agreed to a full edit.
Ben’s edits identified weak areas and bad habits that I couldn’t see objectively. He brought the critiques in a straightforward manner that was easy to digest. He did a thorough job with grammar and sentence structure as well as big picture ideas of plot and characterization.
He’s done a great job of following up with me afterwards, answering questions and helping me brainstorm some new ideas to give the novel more kick. Overall it was a great investment and I recommend Ben’s services if you need a sharp eye and keen sense of what makes good fiction tick.” — Jason Joyner, Suspense Novelist
“I knew the moment I first met Ben that he’d be a good match for my novel and an awesome person to work with. His initial critique was fair and well-delivered, and his test edit was spot-on. In the complete edit, he pointed out several weaknesses in plot, corrected inconsistencies in character development, and even brought to light some nasty habits.
He truly over-delivered on every aspect of polishing my novel. Writing is exciting! Ben’s edits have inspired me to dive into my next novel. I plan to work with him often in the future.” — Jonathan Faircloth, Time-Travel/Alternate History Novelist
“Ben has a knack for finding the smallest errors and offers more than the obvious suggestions to make your writing stronger. He is tenacious like a pit bull when it comes to what is right… and what is write.” –Linda, Romantic Suspense Novelist
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I edit based on your word count. My rates vary based on the type of edit you want, whether it’s proofreading/copy editing or a full edit, and there are levels in between. For all editing and rewriting rates, contact me directly. The surest way to get a rate from me is to contact me at 1BenWolf@gmail.com and request a free five-page test edit and quote.
My prices typically range from around 3 to 7 cents per word, but that can vary based on the type of edit and the initial quality of the manuscript you’re sending to me.
I am highly specialized and skilled, and I have an incredible track record with pleased clients. My pricing reflects what I’m capable of helping you do with your writing.
With that said, I’m willing to work with you to come up with budget-friendly ways to get your book edited. I regularly implement payment plans for my clients as needed, and one of my “selling points” is that I’m flexible. I like to be accommodating wherever I can.
Remember, if you want more information or that free quote/test edit, just send me an email at 1BenWolf@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you.
Let’s begin the process of making your writing better than ever. Email me today!