Beth Rodgers, Author
Beth Rodgers, Author
Beth Rodgers is a seasoned professional who provides proofreading, line editing, and developmental editing. She is an author, a college English instructor, and a library writing workshop presenter.
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. She 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. 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.
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.
– 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 email@example.com. Please see below for the price points for each individual or combined service.
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)