Kara offers a wide variety of editorial services for writers in all stages of their careers. From query critiques to content edits to beta reading, Kara specializes in all sub-genres of romance (including erotica and Christian fiction), legal thrillers, mysteries, dystopian, paranormal, urban fantasy, and just about anything contemporary within the adult, young adult, and new adult categories. She will consider other sub-genres on a case-by-case basis. Kara does NOT specialize in middle grade, picture books, fantasy, space operas, and science fiction. If you write those genres and are looking for an editor, please email her for personal referrals.
Read Kara's Resume for her full qualifications.
For all editing inquiries, please email Kara at: KaraLeighMiller(at)gmail(dot)com
QUERY SERVICES:Query Letter Edit:
Includes: One full edit and one follow-up edit of your query letter to address big picture concerns including but not limited to: tone, plot, conflict, tension, and stakes.
Includes: One full edit and one follow-up edit of your synopsis to address big picture concerns including but not limited to: tone, plot, pacing, conflict, and characterization.
Price: $30.00 for a 3 page synopsis.
**Any synopsis longer than 3 pages is an additional $2 per page.
Partial Submission Edit:
Includes: One full edit and one follow-up edit of the first three (3) chapters of your manuscript to address big picture concerns including but not limited to: tone, plot, characterization, tension, and pacing; in addition to basic grammatical edits.
Price: $60 for 50 pages.
**Submission longer than 50 pages is an additional $3 per page.
Ideal For: Authors with a firm understanding of their craft with manuscripts that need minimal editing.
Includes: A line-by-line read through with limited notes within the manuscript and tracked changes to address:
- Grammar and punctuation
- Minor inconsistencies
- Unclear sentences / actions / descriptions
Price: $1.50 per page
Ideal For: Authors who have just finished a manuscript and/or need a fresh pair of eyes to read through the manuscript.
Includes: A full read through of the manuscript from beginning to end with a lengthy editorial email to address:
- Plot holes / overused tropes / cliches
- Tension / conflict / stakes
- Characterization (with a separate sub-section for each main character)
- Recurring grammatical issues / overused words and phrases
- World building (if applicable)
Price: $2.00 per page
**Please note: This option does NOT include any comments within the manuscript. All you will get is an editorial email from me.**
Substantive Content Edits:
Ideal For: Authors who need more specific guidance to smooth and polish their overall story.
Includes: One full read through of your manuscript, an editorial checklist with most common errors, a lengthy editorial email, AND detailed, specific comments within the manuscript.
With this option, I will point out all the issues listed in the Developmental Edits Package along with the following:
- Dialogue / action tag usage
- Character and/or plot inconsistencies
- Info dumps / too much backstory
- Sentence structure
- Passive voice
- Instances of telling vs. showing
- A readers gut reaction to the story & characters, which will help gauge the effectiveness of your scenes and the overall emotional impact of the story.
Price: $2.50 per page
For payment purposes, all manuscripts will be formatted as follows:
- 12 pt font
- Times New Roman
- Double spaced
- Each chapter starting on a new page
- No headers / footers
- No cover page
- 1 inch margins
Payments are accepted via PayPal only.