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Alin

Tactical verb-weapon specialist. Executive editor of The Dread Machine. Freelance editor. Game designer. Millennial trash.
Hartford, CT, United States

Services

$400/month
Monthly CoachingWriters need a trusted editor they can rely on to advise and support them in a variety of ways as their career and style evolve. (By application only. Includes editing.)
coaching
manuscript editing
education
editing
copy editing
$100/month
Weekly Check-InsReceive four 30-minute check-in calls, one each week, scheduled on days and times that work for you. (Does not include editing.)
coaching
consult
Feedback
$20/hour
Beta Read & CritiqueI will read and evaluate your story or chapter, providing you with our observations and feedback on your plot, characters, descriptions, style, and everything in between. (Does not include editing.)
reading
betareader
critique
$55.00/hour
Substantive EditingThis intensive troubleshooting service combines developmental, mechanical, and line editing, focusing closely on both content and style, with the goal of moving your story or chapter closer to a clean, publication-ready draft.
structural editing
manuscript editing
editing
$45/hour
Developmental EditingI'll evaluate “big picture” story-related issues (plot, pacing, flow, tense, theme, imagery, settings, characters, structure, clarity, point-of-view, and dialogue), then provide you with an annotated Google Doc and a detailed critique.
developmental editing
manuscript editing
editing
copy editing
$40/hour
Line EditingThis micro approach focuses on words and sentences. I'll evaluate each line of your manuscript, ensuring your execution matches your intent, eliminating redundancy and repetition, and enhancing the language to improve imagery and flow.
manuscript editing
line editing
editing
copy editing