Content, Line, and Proofread Combo

One combined pass of content edits, line edits, and proofreading.

$0.025 per word

(A second pass of proofreading after your changes have been incorporated can be purchased for a discounted rate.)

Line Editing Only

One pass, sentence-level focus: repetitions, crutch words, dangling modifiers, spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.

$0.015 per word

(A second pass of proofreading after your changes have been incorporated can be purchased for a discounted rate.)

Proofreading Only

One pass focusing on ONLY spelling and punctuation.

$0.0075 per word


…the one that I trust

Theresa is the one I trust with my copy edits. She’s done almost all my books, both trad and indie. She’s very reasonable yet thorough and accurate. I’ve had friends use Theresa for content edits as well, and wouldn’t hesitate to do so if and when I need someone in the future. With all the scammers out there and overpriced editors, I am SO glad Theresa is available. Honestly, I don’t know if I’d self-publish without her.

Author Lizzy Gayle


Theresa Cole


THERESA COLE fell in love with fantasy as a teenager, starting with The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot ignited her intrigue for vampires, and paranormal romance by authors such as J.R. Ward and Lara Adrian quickly became her vice of choice.

After decades of devouring words, Theresa made the obvious choice to pursue a career in publishing and has now been working in the industry since 2009, both with highly esteemed publishers and on a freelance basis. Most recently an Acquiring Editor for both City Owl Press and Mystic Owl and Senior Copy Editor for Mystic Owl, she’s edited across many genres and worked with several award-winning authors. Theresa specializes in romance (for all ages and including all heat levels) and all of its sub-genres, including paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, contemporary, etc., and urban fantasy, but she always enjoys any story with compelling characters and an interesting plot.

Theresa still resides in Michigan’s tip of the mitt, where she was born and raised. Wife to the best husband ever and mom to five fab men, she loves sunshine, coffee, camping, and motorcycle riding. You can email her at theresacole@live.com and find her on Twitter at @TheresaMCole.


A five-page sample edit will be provided free of charge.
Please format manuscript using Times New Roman, 12pt font, and double spacing.
Manuscripts received with incorrect formatting will be sent back to the author for corrections before editing will begin.
When an agreement is reached, 50% of total payment will be required before edits begin with the remaining 50% to be paid upon completion of edits. (Payment arrangements will be considered on an individual basis.)
By hiring me to perform edits, you are giving consent for me to use your book cover here on my website in the “books contributed to” section.
No refunds will be given after edits begin.

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