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  • -Proof Reading

  • -Simple Critique

  • -Editing (Levels)

  • -Beta Reading

  • -Publishing Assistance

  • -Sensitivity

  • -WebDesign

  • -More

Stone Pony Author Services/Author Elaine Marie Carnegie


Just a note here. It is my endeavor to assist aspiring writers to obtain reliable information and access to editing and other resources that will help them learn and become successful... I can advise you if you are interested in learning how to master your craft or work your social media platform, website and many other ventures that become stumbling blocks for beginning writers. There is help here! If you want to hire-out the work to be done, there is help for that too. 

Writing Guidance Publishing Information

These will be bid independently and is directly influenced by what your particular case involves. Most of the time this is a free service.

Developmental Editing

Developmental Editing focuses on plot, theme, pace and character development an is valuable during the course of building your story. This type of editing is for the "story" and helps to fill in holes or develop plot and theme.  This type of edit provides guidance and lets you know what "works" or not. 

Copy Edit

This process finds embarrassing mistakes, and analyzes the document to ready it for printing or publishing. Corrects grammar, spelling, punctuation, overly used words and contextual mistakes and ensures consistency. 

Beta Reading Critique

This is a simple and inexpensive task. I will do the Beta Reading for free. If you want a full critique which includes punctuation, grammar, spelling and blatant errors the cost is negotiable. The total cost depends on the number of pages and the depth of the critique. This is not to be confused with a line edit or copy edit.

Sensitivity Reading

Sensitivity Reading is not censorship but creates a report that points out areas of bias or unintentional stereotype, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, obesity, or cliché’s concerning sensitive topics, and triggers that might offend or hurt your readers. We, as writers realize everything from our point of view. I believe I am especially qualified as I have been trained as a Private Investigator to watch for these triggers in the interview process and legal writing. It is always a good idea to hire a sensitivity reader to hone your manuscript. Again, this is not censorship... you always make the final decision... it's your work. 


Manuscript Content Editing

This is the most in-depth editing. It finds spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. This edit will make you aware of redundancies, overuse of adverbs, cliché’s, diction and more. It will give you guidance to correct dialogue tag use and glue words as well as slow-moving paragraphs, sentence structure, and repetitiveness. It will help you improve your story, character development, pace, dialogue and more. It is a full edit of your manuscript, Short Story or Story Poems.

If you have questions concerning my rates or what I can do for you email me.

You'll never know, if you don't try!