Rainbow Quill Editing

Melody Jaikes

Fiction and RPG Editor

she/her/hers & ve/vir/virs


About

I entered the world of professional editing in 2020, but I've been a lover of words, fiction, and storytelling my whole life. I want to chisel your diamond-in-the-rough manuscript into a sparkling jewel of a book.

How I Can Elevate Your Writing

  • It's important to be flexible. I have experience using Word, Google Docs, LibreOffice, and Cryptpad.

  • Good quality is essential for your work to stand out. I’ll polish your spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation without compromising your unique narrative voice.

  • If a story is worth telling, it’s worth telling well. I’ll work with you to find the most effective, evocative way to tell yours.

  • It’s important that we stay true to your vision. We’ll communicate regularly to go over changes and brainstorm together how to make everything sound just right.

  • Representation matters. My greatest passion is for socially conscious projects from marginalized perspectives.

Do I sound like the right person for your project? Get in touch!

Rates

  • Line editing and copy editing: $50/hour

  • Line editing only: $40/hour

  • Copy editing only: $30/hour

  • Proofreading: $25/hour

  • Real time personal meetings (optional add-on for line and/or copy editing): Flat half rate per 1-2 hour meeting.

What You Get

  • Line editing: Finding the clearest, strongest, and most vivid ways to get across your intended meaning.

  • Copy editing: Polishing and maximizing the clarity of your writing with a focus on grammar, syntax, and limited style (such as passive and active voice).

  • Proofreading: Catching and correcting minor textual errors in the final proof so it's ready for publication.

  • Real-time personal meetings: Going over select passages together in a collaborative back-and-forth.

Payment Plans

For creators who want a wallet-friendly way to employ my services, I offer a flexible payment plan. We'll agree on a revisable maximum amount to be paid in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly installments. Once the maximum amount for that pay period has been reached, the rest of the payment will be deferred to the end cycle of the project. Payments can extend for up to one year after the project’s completion date, giving my clients a more relaxed schedule at which to pay me in full.

Contact

Send me an email with details about your project, and I'll get back to you within 3-10 business days with a quote for my services.