Editing Services

Line & Developmental Edit


This service combines both a line edit and a developmental edit.


LINE EDIT: I will provide in-line comments on your document about the following:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Consistent tense use (past/present/future)
  • Sentence phrasing
  • Word choice


DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT: I will provide a report with overall feedback plus in-line comments on areas where you can improve the following:

  • POV
  • Plot & story structure
  • Backstory
  • Dialogue
  • Characters
  • Enjoyability



  • $20 = Under 10,000 words
  • $50 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
  • $80 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
  • $100 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
  • $150 = 100,000 – 150,000 words






This service is a final comb through your document to find any remaining spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.



  • $10 = Under 10,000 words
  • $30 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
  • $60 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
  • $80 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
  • $120 = 100,000 – 150,000 words




Beta Reading / Critique


This service provides a reader report with overall feedback on your plot, characters, setting, and writing style. I will comment on my perception and enjoyment of your story as a reader, as well as anything I found confusing.


I will also make some in-line comments on areas in the manuscript I liked a lot, found confusing, and generally just give running commentary of my thoughts as I'm reading. I will not point out any specific grammar or spelling issues or do any line editing.



  • $10 = Under 25,000 words
  • $30 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
  • $50 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
  • $80 = 100,000 – 150,000 words




Free Sample Edit


I will provide a free sample edit of the first 2,000 words of your manuscript to see if we will be a good fit. I can also suggest which editing service might be best for you if you're not sure which one to get.


Please send me a Google doc link in the contact form below if you are interested.




Availability: Currently working on 1 project


As an indie author, I understand how difficult it can be to find afforable editing services, so I would like to offer my own services.


I specialize in and highly prefer reading fantasy and sci-fi. However, I am willing to read anything except:

  • male/female romance (this includes paranormal romance)
  • any erotica
  • non-fiction (essays, memoirs, biographies, etc)

Although I don't read M/F romance, I will read M/M, F/F or non-binary romance. I will read stories with an M/F subplot, but the romance can't be the main plot. Graphic and mature content is fine, as long as there is some sort of main plot line that isn't solely erotica.


I can also provide senstivity reading for characters who are:

  • black
  • aromantic
  • asexual
  • aromantic asexual

In addition, although I am not Korean, I do live in Korea, so I can comment on realism/believability if your story takes place in Korea.






Please fill out the form below or send an email to lin(at)linaugustine(dot)com to inquire about my services. If you would like a free sample edit, please send a link to a Google doc with the first 2,000 words of your manuscript.


Please also include:

  • Manuscript length in words
  • Genre
  • The type of edit you would like (if you'd like a story consultation, please also include what areas you need help with/which specific service you'd like)
  • A brief summary/blurb of your story
  • If you need a sensitivity reader
  • Anything you'd like me to pay special attention to in particular


I will respond within 48 hours.




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Story Consultation


This service is a consultation about your story's elements. You can use this service before you begin writing during the planning stages, as you write, or as you're editing. We can discuss and brainstorm about your plot, characters, and/or setting. We can talk over email or via skype (voice call only)--whichever you'd prefer. If you prefer skype, please mention this in your inquiry so I can provide you my skype id.


I can:

  • critique your outline
  • help you flesh out your outline
  • help you flesh out your characters
  • help you with world building (for fantasy/sci-fi)
  • brainstorm with you
  • help you choose a POV character



  • $10 = outline critique only
  • $15 = outline critique + help you flesh it out
  • $10 = help you flesh out your world OR main characters 
  • $25 = all of the above / help with plot, characters, and world