Services

Developmental Editing (<5000 words)

With the developmental editing package for short stories, I will provide line edits on your manuscript as well as a feedback letter to cover larger issues that need to be revised. Cost: $15 per 1,000 words.

Developmental Editing (5000-10,000 words)

With the developmental package for novellas and longer works, I will provide line edits on your manuscript as well as a feedback letter to cover larger issues that need to be revised. Prices are custom per project.

Copyediting (for stories or essays)

The copyediting package is for essays or short stories that are nearly ready to submit for publication. I will edit your short stories according to Chicago Manual of Style and your essay will depend on where you plan to submit it. If it’s to a literary journal, it will be according to CMOs guidelines, but if it’s news sites, then AP styling will be applied. Cost: $15 per 1,000 words.

Online Conference – add on

As an add-on, you can schedule an online conference where we will discuss the edits and critiques for your work in detail. I can also answer any additional questions you may have or offer guidance if requested. Cost: $30.

Experience

Education

Bachelors in Creative Writing, English; Minor in Marketing – University of Houston, 2015-2019

MFA in Fiction Creative Writing – Texas State University, 2022-2025

Experience

Editor in Chief – Defunkt Magazine, 2021-Present

Copy Editor – Porter House Review, 2022-Present

Copywriter, Copyeditor – IDealogic Brand Lab – 2019-June 2022

Editorial Intern – Sourcebooks – Oct 2021-Dec 2021

Testimonials

“Thanks to your awesome beta read that was really a dev edit, I got an immediate request to see the whole manuscript. I felt as if you guided me the whole way, and I’m a longtime vet.”

Fenley Cooper, Author of “The Last Glimmering City”

“I found Diamond’s critique services to be one of a kind. I truly feel lucky to have found such a reliable, honest and professional reader. Her feedback helped me to strengthen my novel precisely where it needed it by pointing out both what’s working and what’s not in a well-organized report. I will certainly be coming back to Diamond for my next project.”

JPG McAdam, Sci-Fi Author

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