Editing Services

You finished your masterpiece. Now, it’s time to make it shine and sparkle. That’s what I’m here for—to take your written words and polish them into glorious perfection.


Damien did a fantastic job editing my novel Ruined. His edits and suggestions were very insightful, and he was instrumental in making Ruined a much better book. I would gladly have him edit for me again.

April Wilson

Damien is a superb editor to work with. In addition to his expertise with the nuances of the English language, he has a keen eye for style. Eliminating redundancy, bringing clarity to passages, identifying sections that need elaboration or complete rework, and recognizing overall coherency and flow of a work are just some of his many talents. Highly communicative, and incredibly easy to work with, He should be your first choice in an editor.

Donna S.

Editing Packages and Pricing

I’ll conduct one or more thorough editing passes through your manuscript—line by line, word by word—using MS Word’s track changes and commenting system. Each package comes with a promise of confidentiality, non-disclosure, affordable pricing, constructive feedback, and timely completion. I will also maintain open communication during the entire process (even after the work is completed).

Purple Spekter™ Platinum

Rate: $0.03 per word USD

As I work, I’ll perform the following, as applicable:

  • Correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and typos.
  • Check and fix all dialogue markers and assess readability.
  • Detect and notate your writing problems such as repeated words, overuse of unnecessary words and jargon, and telling instead of showing.
  • While respecting your writing style first, I’ll apply common sense and proper English grammar to the text. When in doubt, I’ll default to Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style and the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Find and highlight confusing and awkward phrasing (I’ll fix these when I can), plot holes, and redundancies.
  • Monitor the consistency of character names, their features, and the story’s chronology.
  • Correct formatting errors (indentations, chapter headings, sub-headings, etc.)
  • I will create a style guide or reference sheet that documents your writing style decisions, characters and their traits, places, a timeline (if necessary), etc.
  • If applicable, promotion of your work via my social media as my schedule allows. This is a bonus, not a guarantee.
  • With your permission, I’ll add your book to my Purple Spekter™ Portfolio page, which doubles as a book store.
  • And finally, after I complete a full edit, your manuscript is eligible for a Purple Spekter Silver proofreading package at half the rate shown (this is after you’ve gone through the tracked changes and made any revisions).

Purple Spekter™ Gold

Rate: $0.025 per word USD

As I work, I’ll perform the following, as applicable:

  • Correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and typos.
  • Check and fix all dialogue markers and assess readability.
  • Detect and notate your writing problems such as repeated words, overuse of unnecessary words and jargon, and telling instead of showing.
  • While respecting your writing style first, I’ll apply common sense and proper English grammar to the text. When in doubt, I’ll default to Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style and the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Find and highlight confusing and awkward phrasing (I’ll fix these when I can) plot holes, and redundancies.
  • Monitor the consistency of character names, their features, the story’s chronology.
  • Correct formatting errors (indentations, chapter headings, sub headings, etc.)
  • With your permission, I’ll add your book to my Purple Spekter™ Portfolio page, which doubles as a book store.

Editing and Formatting Multi-Packs

Enjoy these special discounts when you combine my editing and formatting services.

  • Multi-Pack 1: Purple Spekter Platinum Editing with 30% off eBook and paperback formatting. Sample prices:
    • 30,000 words: $1040
    • 90,000 words: $2878
    • 120,000 words: $3817
  • Multi-Pack 2: Purple Spekter Gold Editing with 30% off eBook and paperback formatting (eBook and paperback) Sample prices:
    • 30,000 words: $890
    • 90,000 words: $2428
    • 120,000 words: $3217

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