Editing Services *NEW*

I am so excited to start offering my editing services! I’ve been critiquing my own work and that of others for years, and would now like to extend my reach to other authors. I accept fiction of any genre, though I specialize in young adult speculative fiction. Please send any inquiries to cassidytaylorauthor@gmail.com.


Proofreading – For a manuscript that has already been scrubbed, let’s make it shine. Proofreading includes checking for grammar, spelling, punctuation, typos.

Critique – Do you need another set of eyes to evaluate the big picture? This is for you. Critiquing includes an overlook of the big picture, plot points, characters, inconsistencies, and voice (does not include editing or proofreading).

Editing – The whole shebang! Includes proofreading and critique. I will also keep an eye out for: overused words and filter words, clichés, clarity, pacing, realistic dialogue, structure, readability, tone and setting, POV and tense errors, sentence structure, showing versus telling, etc. To get started, send me a 5-page sample which I will edit for free. There is no obligation to hire. I can do a chapter or a partial edit in addition to a full MS.


Proofreading – $3.00 per page (approx. 500 words)

Critique – $3.00 per page (approx. 500 words)

Editing – $5.00 per page (approx. 500 words)

Payment:  50% due upfront. Rush available for additional charge. A discount is available for second round of edits. Paypal only. *Discounts currently offered for submissions over 5,000 words. Contact me for details!*


B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2007 recipient of the Bill Hooks Award for Young Adult Literature


Must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .odt.
Send to cassidytaylorauthor@gmail.com