Editing

I offer fiction-editing services for short stories, novellas, and novels in the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, young adult, romance, mystery, and literary. If you write in a genre that's not listed, please contact me to discuss whether we would be a good fit. I also edit science-fiction and fantasy poetry.



Content Editing, $0.01 per word
This includes line edits for grammar, typos, punctuation, spacing, awkward phrasing, etc.; a report of at least one page of common issues and revision recommendations; and follow-up with the author via email.

Developmental Editing, $0.01 per word
This includes comments on plot, characters, themes, story structure, etc.; a report of at least one page of revision recommendations; and follow-up with the author via email.

Both, $0.02 per word

If you're interested in working with me, contact me via email to discuss your project.


Recent Projects:

"Red Sand" by Sheri Queen and "Fluid" by Emmerite Sundberg, two stories in the Love Across the Universe anthology

BOUNTY HUNTRESS (Hotel Paranormal) by [Queen, Sheri]


Bounty Huntress

A Hotel Paranormal Novella
Sheri Queen


The Girl with a Broken Wing
Short Story in the Crazy Little Spring Called Love Anthology
Sheri Queen



Testimonials:

"Carrie Gessner is a top-notch polisher of prose and poetry. Her editing style is appreciative, with careful feedback that ensures your work is better after her close attention." – K.W. Taylor, author of The Curiosity Killers (Dog Star Books)

"I can’t say enough about Carrie Gessner’s editing skills. Her feedback allowed me to polish my story and create a professional looking novel." – Sheri Queen, author of Bounty Huntress (Wilda Press)

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