Ms. Editing Services–Go With a Pro


Manuscript Evaluations and Editing

Alfred J. Garrotto
alfredjgarrotto@gmail.com

All inquiries are welcome. Free consultation.

Expert and Ethical
Entrust your manuscript to an experienced author of 16 books (both fiction and nonfiction).
I am a book reviewer, writing instructor, and manuscript editor, who has authored 16 books (both fiction and nonfiction) on a range of topics and themes.
In addition, I offer professional editing for other authors. I have covered all the bases as a writer: commercial and independent publishing.
As a veteran of the writing business, I see it from both the publisher’s and author’s viewpoint.

Editing Philosophy
Your work is sacred and primary. I will respect your original text, while offering positive critical recommendations in the margins or within the text itself when I see the need. I respect the author’s feelings and sense of pride and accomplishment.
Some authors request that I revise/rewrite their text, as needed
(fee structure upon request since no two projects are the same).

Fees
Every project is unique and needs to be discussed before a final fee is set.
The following schedule will help you estimate the approximate cost of evaluating/editing your work.

Reading & Evaluation (only)
You’ll receive an honest, objective, written evaluation of your work. (1-5 pages)
Initial reading and evaluation only: US$30.00 per 100 ms. pages.
Return postage required, if you wish your submission to be returned.
Partial ms. and first drafts accepted.
A ms. page is 25 lines, double-spaced. (Single-spaced pages count as 2 pages.)

Line Editing
My fee for in-depth line-editing a manuscript is US$1.75 per ms. page (25 lines, double-spaced).

alfredjgarrotto@gmail.com

Client Testimonials
“Al Garrotto respected my writing and gave me an honest evaluation. In refining my story, he captured the essence of what I had experienced. His enthusiasm, skill, patience, and diligence to detail leaves no doubt that his editorial ability is ‘par excellence.’ Al also handled all of the nitty-gritty work required for independent publication. He’s the BEST!”  Kathryn Davi-Cardinale, Joseph—My Son, My Guide: Communications From the Baby I Lost at Birth

“Al Garrotto’s editing work strikes me as the best available. He gave an amazing smoothness to my book. And what a shock to find his fees are far and away the lowest I’ve run into.” – Author/Educator Richard C. Brown, Ph.D. (When Ministry is Messy and A Practical Guide for Starting an Adult Faith Formation Program)

“Al has taken the place of a (critique) group, pointing out omissions, clumsy constructions, lack of clarity, illogicalities.” – Aline P’Nina Tayar, Author of How Shall We Sing? Picador Australia

“Thanks so much for your excellent evaluation. Some of your comments I have heard before, but some were new and most appreciated. I’m looking forward to tackling another edit and working on some of the problems presented.”
— Christine Sunderland, author of the trilogy: PilgrimageInheritance, and Offerings.

 “Al Garrotto’s editing work strikes me as the best available. He gave an amazing smoothness to my book. And what a shock to find his fees are far and away the lowest I’ve run into.” – Author/Educator Richard C. Brown, Ph.D. (When Ministry is Messy and A Practical Guide for Starting an Adult Faith Formation Program)
“Al has taken the place of a (critique) group, pointing out omissions, clumsy constructions, lack of clarity, illogicalities.” – Aline P’Nina Tayar, Author of How Shall We Sing? Picador Australia
“Thanks so much for your excellent evaluation. Some of your comments I have heard before, but some were new and most appreciated. I’m looking forward to tackling another edit and working on some of the problems presented.”
— Christine Sunderland, author of the trilogy: PilgrimageInheritance, and Offerings.

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