Editing services

Bookings are open!

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be opening my doors to freelance work! While I have also worked as an editor of poetry and non-fiction, I would hope to keep my freelance editing in the realm of fiction or creative non-fiction (personal essays) at this time. Please note that while the majority of my own published work may be in speculative fiction, I am happy to lend my services to writings of all genres

For my credentials: I have served as an editor for The Spectatorial, The Goose, The Hart House Review, The White Wall Review, and am continuing as the prose editor of Terse Journal. This past year, I also served as a judge on The Hart House Literary Prize, and I am the editor of a collection of essays for Guernica Editions, due to hit shelves in a year or so.

As of now, I can consider works of fiction and creative non-fiction. While I have an internal pay scale, I am happy to discuss your budget and timeline and come to an agreement wherein you (the author) and I can give the work the time and attention it needs. All prices are set in Canadian Dollars, and would be converted as needed. Please reach out at benjamin.b.ghan@gmail.com, or use the Contact Me of this website to get in touch and start the discussion. While I am available to edit non-fiction projects of a more academic nature, the price would have to be determined by the length and nature of the project. For manuscript length projects, I charge a flat fee of 500 dollars for copy editing.

You can consider my three currently available services here:

Options

Comprehensive edit

A comprehensive edit of your work, including inline suggestions, corrections, and comments as well as a 1-2 page critique, explaining my suggestions, what I think works about the story, and where I think it should go from here, as well as my best suggestions with where you might submit for publication! Good for all stages of a work. Prices are negotiable but my standard rate is 30 dollars an hour.

critique

For those that do not want (or require) inline suggestions, this is the 2 page critique also offered in the comprehensive edit. Quicker and more affordable, this is a good option for those more interested in general feedback on the direction of the work than specific suggestions. Best suited for a rough draft, as it would focus on systemic story issues. Prices are negotiable but my standard rate is 20 dollars an hour.

Copy Edit

Cleaning up the spelling, punctuation, and grammar of a work, but without in depth suggestions for what to take into a new draft. good option for a final draft that just needs a once over from a professional second pair of eyes. Prices are negotiable but my standard rate is 25 dollars an hour.

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