Editing Services

Makena offers a wide variety of services

including beta reading, proofreading, coverage and editing.

Beta Reading & Proofreading
Available for: Novels
Can be purchased together or separate.

INCLUDES -

- Notes on repeating themes or imagery, tone, and target audience demographics.
- Notes about story structure, characters, world building, and character/series development arcs.
- Any questions the author needs answered (asked before reading). 

FEE - $60 flat fee for anything up to 35,000 words

For novels longer than 35,000 words, the fee is calculated at a rate of $0.003/word (USD). Therefore, a 70,000 word novel would be $125.  

 

Payments accepted through PayPal. A 20% deposit must be received before starting this process. For inquiries, please contact me through email here.

SENSITIVITY READING -
- Characters with disabilities/illnesses (invisible or not)
- LGBTQ+ Characters

- Passing the bechdel test 
 

Will Not Read:
- Incest

- Child abuse 
- Rape

Editing
Available for: Novels, Essays, Applications, Scripts (TV,  Film, Musical Theatre, Plays), & More.

INCLUDES -

- A full pass of a manuscript, making notes along the way on: story, character, grammar, spelling, world building, & more.

- Notes on the script or book as a whole. 

FEE - 

Varies each project. Contact Makena for more information.

Coverage
Available for: Television & Film Scripts

INCLUDES -

- A full pass of a manuscript, making notes along the way on: story, character, grammar, spelling, world building, & more.

- Notes on the script or book as a whole. 

FEE - 

$100 for coverage on half-script

$200 for coverage on full script