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Editing

I offer a wide variety of services
including beta reading, proofreading, coverage, editing, and dramaturgy.

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) for copy editing and $0.005/word for line editing. 

 

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

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Testimonials

"Makena is a phenomenal resource for any writer! Her years of experience make her an excellent editor and she not only helps shape a story, but offers insightful critiques each step of the way. Makena goes above and beyond, especially when offering developmental edits. Not only did she go through my book with a fine-toothed comb, but she offered copious notes and feedback to help guide me in the rewrite process. What’s more, she took the added time to meet online and in person and discuss what would make my writing excel, providing examples and resources along the way. When hiring Makena, you get more than an editor—you get someone who jumps into the fray and becomes an advocate for the written material. I’m grateful for her help and expertise, and look forward to working with her again in the future!" 

Jason Palmer

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