Beth Rodgers, Author

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editing Services by Beth Rodgers

Your One Stop Shop for Pristine Manuscript Revision

Beth Rodgers is a seasoned professional who provides proofreading, line editing, and developmental editing. She is an an author, a college English instructor, and a library writing workshop presenter.

THE MANy BENEFITS OF BETH'S EDITING:

Above and Beyond Standard Editing

Beth not only helps authors prepare immaculate documents, she also writes significant supplemental notes both inside "track changes" and on a separate document to ensure all areas of improvement are thoroughly covered.

Developmental, Line Editing, and Proofreading

As a creative writing specialist and grammar expert, Beth has every area covered when it comes to helping you perfect your manuscript. Services may be requested one at a time, or can be combined for an even friendlier total cost.

Extremely Responsive by Email

Beth replies very quickly to all questions as well as document and quote requests so that clients can solve their concerns without significant time delays. Help is also provided after the fact so that the document can be perfected.

Fiction and Non-Fiction, Even TEchnical

Beth has significant experience editing full length novels and short stories, business documents, medical research articles with annotations, and much more. She will be glad to perfect your writing, no matter the form.

Meet Beth

Beth Rodgers, Author Editing Services

Beth Rodgers holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, respectively. Beth has taught high school and middle school English, as well as courses at Baker College of Clinton Township, MI. Beth has written two young adult novels, Freshman Fourteen and Sweet Fifteen, which center around high school freshman, Margot Maples. Beth is currently working on a children’s holiday picture book. Beth enjoys instilling her love of writing and literature into students, as well as during writing presentations and workshops with library groups. Beth’s other interests include reading and reviewing young adult novels, watching television and films, and spending time with her husband, David, and three sons, Evan, Jared, and Noah.

Recommendations

"As a publisher, Beth is my go-to editor for those books that need a little more TLC or another set of professional eyes. She does a fantastic job, keeps the communication flowing, and returns the projects on time...every time. I have used Beth many times, mostly for non-fiction and some spiritual, and I will use her services again."
Sherrie Clark
CEO, Storehouse Media Group www.StorehouseMediaGroup.com
"Beth has been a blessing to have throughout my academic career. She's efficient, kind, and friendly to work with. After her reviews, I'm always impressed to see how the flow of my manuscripts improve. It's nice to have a professional editor go over our scientific work without any bias to the project and make it easier for the readers to grasp."
Peter Z. Tawil
DMD, MS, FRCD(C) Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
"For the last five years, I've been submitting papers to peer-reviewed journals. It is a long process; from the research protocol to the final results, it might last several months. In the end, we need a concise and clear manuscript to be appreciated by editors and reviewers. As a non-native speaker, it is very helpful to have someone who excels at the English language. Beth Rodgers has been an incredible editor for my papers. She always provides a detailed review of the paper and points out unclear sentences, making it easier to read. I'm very grateful to have Beth as a partner in the last 12 papers submitted to and accepted by great journals worldwide."
Marcelo Coelho
DDs, MSc, PhD Fellowship in Endodontics - UNC at Chapel Hill

Editing Option Details

Developmental Editing Components
– Helps your writing stand out with clarity, purpose, and continuity
– Provides feedback on structure, content, and overarching themes of your writing
– Offers questions, comments, and concerns that would stand out to a general reader
– Combs document for consistency (including names, dates, chapter titles, a character’s eye color from one chapter to the next, etc.)
Final decisions on every detail from small to large are always up to the author.
NOTE – Developmental editing should generally be done BEFORE proofreading (spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the like), so that a final version can be completed and so that proofreading does not need to occur twice or more.

Line Editing Components
– Ensures consistency of the language used within the writing at the paragraph and sentence levels
– Helps ensure that the story or the content is the focus of the manuscript
– Checks that writing is internally and logically consistent, following from what comes before it and leading clearly into what comes after it
– Eliminates repetitive words or phrases, and streamlines the use of formal vs. informal writing structures
– Points out the need for transitions, elimination of run-on sentences, missing words, or elimination of excess words
NOTE: Line editing does NOT include spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the like.

Proofreading Components
– Focuses on all matters of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
– Includes word and phrase consistency
– Corrects style, syntax, and paragraph formatting issues
– Helps the author finalize documents so that they are suitable for publishing

For any and all of the services listed above, “track changes” and “create annotations” are used on the side of the document. For more information about any service (individually or in combination), please feel free to contact Beth Rodgers at beththewriter@gmail.com. Please see below for the price points for each individual or combined service.

Price List

Prices are per word. Multiply word count to obtain final cost.
$0.008 – proofreading only
$0.012 – developmental editing OR line editing only
$0.014 – line editing + proofreading (both in one read-through)
$0.014 – developmental editing + line editing (both in one read-through)
$0.016 – developmental editing (first read-through) + proofreading (second read-through)
$0.018 – developmental editing + line editing (both in first read-through) + proofreading (in second read-through)