Current Status: Accepting all inquiries projects beginning March 1, 2021.
In addition to writing this blog and creating my own work, I provide freelance editing services for podcasters, bloggers, job seekers, and authors. You can find more information about my experience and rates, as well as contact information, below. Note that all services are dependent on my personal availability, so please submit the contact form at the bottom of the page for any inquiries you may have.
Professional: I have nine years of professional audio editing and mixing experience as a producer in various radio and e-learning capacities. I also have five years of copy editing and technical writing experience within the technology industry. Additionally, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications from Bowling Green State University and have provided pro bono editing services to various published blog posts and short published works.
Personal: I’ve been blogging on a regular basis since 2008, with further blogging and writing experience since 2005. I am the author of the short story compilation An Epilogue to Innocence and the novel Kotov Syndrome. I am also the former co-host and producer of the podcasts We Were (Kind of) a Big Deal in College and Everyone is Funnier Than Us. I’ve also been a contributing writer on various blogs, generally focusing on the topics of finance and gaming.
Rates are determined by the type of project as well as the scope of the project. Base rates for services are listed below. Custom rates can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. If you need more than one service as part of your project, discounted rates may be available, depending on the scope of the project.
Copy/Line Editing – Starting at $0.006 per word
Copy and line editing services will include a review of grammar, sentence structure, readability, dialogue, imagery, and other story content. I will complete edits in either Microsoft Word using the Track Changes feature or Google Docs using the Suggesting feature, whichever is preferred. Estimated turnaround time for copy/line editing services is three weeks per 50,000 words. I will provide a more specific estimate if your project is significantly longer or shorter upon accepting the project.
Developmental Editing – Starting at $0.0075 per word
Development editing services will include the review of plot, characters, story pacing, world-building, and other stylistic choices. Following a review of your project, I will provide feedback via email regarding each of these areas, my thoughts on your strengths and weaknesses in those areas, and any other feedback I may have. Estimated turnaround time for developmental editing services is four weeks per 50,000 words. I will provide a more specific estimate if your project is significantly longer or shorter upon accepting the project.
Book and Ebook Formatting – Starting at $0.45 per page
Ebook formatting services include the conversion of manuscripts into book/ebook formats for Amazon KDP Publishing and/or CreateSpace Publishing. Estimated turnaround time for formatting services is one week per 200 pages per manuscript. Books requiring multiple formats will have individual time estimates provided.
Podcast Editing – Starting at $30.00 per unedited hour of content
Podcast editing services include the cleanup of basic errors and filler words throughout the length of your content. Sound effects and other pre-recorded audio clips that you provide will be added into the podcast at no additional cost, but do count towards the base content rate. Estimated turnaround time for audio less than two hours long will be three business days. Expedited requests will have an estimated turnaround time of one business day and have an additional charge of $0.60 per unedited audio minute.
Podcast Transcription – Starting at $2.00 per audio minute
Podcast transcription services include providing a complete, proofread audio script of podcast audio. Timestamps per text page or every five minutes, whichever is preferred, are included in the base rate. Estimated turnaround time for audio less than one hour long will be three business days. Expedited requests will have an estimated turnaround time of one business day and have an additional charge of $0.75 per unedited audio minute.
Resume Editing and Writing – Starting at $40/traditional resumes or $50/SEO-friendly resumes
Resume editing and writing services include the review of your professional resume or CV, formatting changes, recommendations for verbiage changes, copy optimization, and other editing as needed. Estimated turnaround time varies depending on the state of the current resume and additional information needed to complete the resume. Expedited requests will have an estimated turnaround time of 1-2 business days (regardless of resume type) and have an additional charge of $15 per resume page.
Video Transcription – Starting at $2.25 per audio minute
Podcast transcription services include providing a complete, proofread script of your video’s audio. Timestamps per text page or every five minutes, whichever is preferred, are included in the base rate. Estimated turnaround time for audio less than one hour long will be three business days. Expedited requests will have an estimated turnaround time of one business day and have an additional charge of $0.75 per unedited audio minute.
I loved working with Tim. He helped me navigate my new adventure toward publication, quickly, efficiently, and professionally. He maintained punctual deadlines and prompt replies to any correspondence through out the duration of the project. I was thrilled with the end result and Tim’s attention to detail. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a great product at an affordable price.
– K. Hale
Tim took the time to fully understand each position and job description listed on my resume. My resume was significantly improved by the initial rewrite. The finished product was better than anything i could have done on my own. My resume represents who I am and what I can achieve for potential employers. I highly recommend Tim’s service in order to market yourself in a much more effective and professional way.
– Krista K.
Looking for any of the work mentioned above? Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with me.