Theresa M. Cole

Editor, mom, and coffee lover addicted to all things paranormal. 

Book Editing Services



**Please note:  I am offering this service independently.  What I do here, through the blog, has nothing to do with the publishing houses that I work with.**


Services Available:

I can perform different levels of editing, depending on your needs.


  • Proofreading - I will edit for only spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
  • Copyediting - I will include edits for all of the above, plus POV shifts, transitions, tense changes, and crutch words.
  • Content Editing - includes suggestions to improve the overall content of the story. When I read through a book, anything I see that seems a little "off" will be commented on with a suggestions for improvement.

*Please note: copyedits and proofreading are not included in the developmental edits. It doesn't make much sense to do line edits when the content of the story is likely to change. If you would like me to do copyedits or proofreading after you complete your changes, I am more than happy to work with you on pricing.*


What's in it for you:


  • -A fresh set of eyes, trained in editing, working her tail off, and giving 110% to every page she reads.
  • -The weight of worry lifted off of your shoulders.
  • -My solemn vow to never share a word of what you have written without your permission.


  • Proofreading - $0.01 per word
  • Copyediting - $0.015 per word
  • Content Editing - $0.02 per word

I figured my prices by taking into account the Editorial Freelancers Association common editorial rates, my average editing pace, and the fact that I want to be able to help authors. All of my prices are approximately half of what you will find on the EFA site, and I believe they are fair.


*pages are based on 250 words per page, Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced*




When an agreement has been reached, I require payment of 50% of the total cost up front.  The other 50% will be billed once the edits are complete.


The fine print...


If an agreement is reached and you hire me to edit your manuscript, you agree:


 - to NOT hold me responsible for any aspect of your book's outcome (edits are done in track changes of word, giving you the option to accept or reject each one, so the responsibility of your book's final outcome ultimately falls back on you)

- to your book title being posted here, on this page, showing that I did work for you

- that no one is perfect and mistakes will happen (no one can catch absolutely EVERYTHING)

- your payment will include ONE read through (*Note: if you hire me for content edits and want me to do copyedits/proofreading after you make the suggested changes, a discount will be given).

- refunds will NOT be given after the editing is completed



Email me at theresa(at)fadeintofantasy(dot)com!


Please include the following in your email:


*a sample of the work (up to ten pages) This will be edited and sent back to you before any commitments are made. I want the experience to be good for both of us. You are entitled to see how I edit before committing, and I am entitled to see what I am getting myself into before committing to take on the project

*genre and word count of the work you are considering me for

*proposed deadline for completion of edits


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Please be aware! More often than not, I have multiple projects in the queue at all times. Editing projects will be completed on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact me early to ensure I have enough time to get through your book before your release date.


Works contributed to for Entangled Publishing:


Night Thief by Lisa Kessler

Night Demon by Lisa Kessler

Moonlight by Lisa Kessler

Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Cowboy's Way by Cathryn Fox

One Hot Knight by Chrissy Gissendaner

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Playing the Maestro by Aubrie Dionne

Forged by Fate by Reese Monroe

Treacherous Temptations by Victoria Vane

His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey

Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott

A Bandit's Broken Heart Michelle McLean

A Little Bit Scandalous by Robyn DeHart

Neighbors by L.S. Murphy


Works contributed to for MuseItUp Publishing:

Mama Jo-Jo's Advice by Thomas Briar

Wakefield by Erin Callahan & Troy H. Gardner

Family Tradition by Pamela Turner

The King's Seal by Shellie Neumeier

ReGUARDing Grace by Karen A. Leppert

The Glorious Twelfth by Alan Calder

Verado - A Darker Blood by Jennifer Lawrence


Works completed for Crescent Moon Press:

Fae Dragon Chronicles, Book 1, Love Chosen by Marne Kirk

Goddess on the Run by Marne Kirk


Works contributed to for Eirelander Publishing:

Dark Seduction by Dakota Trace

Barely Human by Trace Riles

The Betrayal (Living Dead Girl) by Tamsin L. Silver


Works contributed to independently:

Epitaphs from the Afterlife by Autumn Rosen

Creating Fate by Rachel Firasek

Stealing Fate by Berinn Rae

Chasing Fate by Elle J Rossi

Dark Huntsman by Jessica Aspen




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