Editing Services Available!

Hi all!

I have started editing services, and I’d love to help with WIPs! Here’s some information about the services that I’m providing!


Beta Reading

A beta read is a critique from a professional point of view. I am not an editor, but I will point out aspects regarding content in your manuscript. This is somewhat like my full length reviews on my blog, but more in depth and how I, as a YA book blogger, perceive the story.

A beta read can take from 4-6 weeks depending on my own schedule, but mention in your email if you need it sooner, and we can discuss it.

I currently accept Young Adult, NA, and MG literature on this site. I read a wide range of genres, but I will usually not review erotica or memoirs/nonfiction. I accept digital copies, in the format of Word or Google Documents. The time I complete my read/review and critique will depend on the length of the manuscript as well as my own schedule. I will be sure to discuss my time of completion, pricing, and other necessary items.

What I will provide to you in my critique:

  • writing style
  • plot & flow
  • pacing
  • character development
  • dialogue & authenticity of voices
  • overall honest opinion on the manuscript as a whole.

Prices (All prices will be rounded to the nearest whole cent, in USD):

  • Pitch/synopsis: $25
  • 20,000 words or under: $50
  • 20,001-60,000 words: $200
  • 60,001-100,000 words: $250
  • Over 100,000 words: Subject to discussion.

PayPal to arcticbookss@gmail.com (Important: via the friends and family option to avoid fees.)

I am willing to negotiate if you are an indie author or a teen author. Prices are also subject to change depending on when the request needs to be fulfilled.

To request a beta read:

Email me at arcticbookss@gmail.com, with the subject line: Beta Reading Services: [Title of Manuscript] with the following information:

  • synopsis/summary
  • word count
  • genre
  • your social media information
  • by which date you would like the critique

Sensitivity Reading

“A sensitivity reader reads through a manuscript for issues of representation and for instances of bias on the page.  The goal of a sensitivity reader isn’t to edit a manuscript clarity and logic, although that may be an additional service offered. A sensitivity reader reviews a manuscript for internalized bias and negatively charged language.  A sensitivity reader is there to help make sure you do not make a mistake, but they are also NOT a guarantee against making a mistake.” Write in the Margins

I currently only accept Young Adult literature on this site, but I will consider reading excerpts of NA and MG manuscripts as well. I read a wide range of genres, but I will usually not review erotica or memoirs/nonfiction. I accept digital copies, in the format of PDR or Word. The time I complete my read/review and critique will depend on the length of the manuscript as well as my own schedule. I will be sure to discuss my time of completion, pricing, and other necessary items.

What I will provide to you in my critique:

  • portrayal of the marginalized character, whether it be the main character or side character
  • negatively-fueled language
  • harmful stereotypes
  • negative depictions of a marginalized group

I currently can sensitivity read for:

  • Chinese American characters
  • Chinese (inspired) settings
  • high school & college experience in US as a Chinese American student
  • bisexual/biromantic/pansexual/panromantic characters
  • characters with mental illness, specifically depression and anxiety
  • characters with complex relationships with parents and siblings

My experiences are not universal, so I cannot speak for everyone—I can only speak from my own experiences. A sensitivity read is also not an endorsement of your manuscript.

I will sensitivity read for any character that falls within one or more of these categories, no matter how big the character is in your story.

Prices (All prices will be rounded to the nearest whole cent, in USD)

  • Pitch/synopsis: $25
  • 20,000 words or under: $50
  • 20,001-60,000 words: $200
  • 60,001-100,000 words: $250
  • Over 100,000 words: Subject to discussion.

PayPal to arcticbookss@gmail.com (Important: via the friends and family option to avoid fees.)

I am willing to negotiate if you are an indie author or a teen author! Prices are also subject to change depending on when the request needs to be fulfilled.

To request a sensitivity read:

Email me at arcticbookss@gmail.com, with the subject line: Sensitivity Reading Services: [Title of Manuscript] with the following information:

  • synopsis/summary
  • word count
  • genre
  • your social media information
  • marginalized group in question
  • by which date you would like the critique

Blurb Editing

A blurb edit is usually for indie authors who want to feature a blurb on the cover of their book to make the novel seem more enticing to readers. I will provide you with suggestions to make your blurb(s) more intriguing!

Prices (All prices will be rounded to the nearest whole cent, in USD):

I will charge $20 for each blurb. PayPal to arcticbookss@gmail.com (Important: via the friends and family option to avoid fees.)

To request a blurb edit:

Email me at arcticbookss@gmail.com, with the subject line: Blurb Edit: [Title of Manuscript] with the following information:

  • synopsis/summary
  • word count
  • genre
  • your social media information
  • by which date you would like the critique/suggestions

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