top of page

SEVANNAH 'SEV' STORM - YOUR SASSY EDITOR

Slaying plot holes and making spellcheck cry since 2017, who needs a red pen when you've got a sassy editor sharper than your best comeback?

Well, well, well, look who's strutting around with a book in hand! Congrats, you're officially part of the 3% elite club—those who started a novel and finished it. Cue the applause! 🎉 But hold up, champ, don't pop that champagne just yet. Enter moi. I'm the word wizardry virtuoso you need—a content/line editor extraordinaire. I've danced through the pitch-perfect pitches, conquered the daunting synopses, and tamed even the wildest manuscripts with my editing sorcery.

My secret? A dash of Chicago Manual of Style expertise, a sprinkle of thirty-six years devouring romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal tales, and a whole lotta passion. Oh, and guess what? I won't snatch your precious voice or meddle with that epic plot you've birthed. Nope, I'm here to make it shine brighter than a supernova while staying true to you. So, let's join forces, shall we? Your book baby's about to get the VIP editorial treatment, and together, we'll unleash it upon the world like the polished masterpiece it was destined to be. 📚🌟

Sevannah_Storm2bss.jpg

What types of stories do I edit?

I love romance (paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, historical, contemporary) but also mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction. If you're merging these, I can't wait to read it.

What types of stories do I not edit?

Hey there, creative collaborator! Let's talk about the stories I'm absolutely excited to dive into. We're all about crafting tales that tickle the imagination and spark wonder. Now, here's the scoop: if your narrative weaves in themes like physical or sexual abuse, pedophilia/incest, animal abuse, addiction, torture, or spreads any kind of negativity based on race, creed, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or any other fantastic qualities that make us unique, then it's like we're mixing oil and water in our creative cauldron.

If your plot has these elements front and center, my friend, it might be time to find a fellow scribe who's more in tune with those themes. No worries, it's all about finding the right match. Now, if I'm working through your story and stumble upon any of these unexpected twists – especially if we're talking about those intense issues like on-the-page shenanigans involving sexual assault, child abuse, or torture – and you didn't give me a heads-up earlier, I might need to tap the brakes. In this situation, the editing adventure stops, and unfortunately, the deposit won't be making its way back to your pocket. Just so you know, any extra editing journey beyond the deposit will have a friendly fee attached.

So, let's keep our creative voyage full of vibrant characters, thrilling adventures, and captivating narratives that leave readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning each page.

How long do edits take?

This is dependent on the length of the novel. On average, a 90000-word manuscript will take approximately three (3) weeks.

Do I offer free sample edits?

Yes, you can request a free edit on the first chapter of your novel. Logically, this offer applies to novels only.

Edititorial Services

Image by Mika Baumeister

Query Assistance

Oh, darling writer, need a touch of magic for your query woes? Let's craft the perfect elevator pitch, whip that letter into shape, and sprinkle stardust on your synopsis. Time to slay those submissions, hun!

 

Prices depend on word count and what is needed, e.g.: pitch + query or query + synopsis, or the whole caboodle. An estimate is about $50.

A quotation will be submitted upon final clarification of the scope.

The Deposit is 50% upfront, and the final payment is the day the work is returned to you.

If you're South African, contact me for the R rates.

Image by hannah grace

Content+Copy Edits

Diving into the world of words, I'm your one-stop shop for a content carnival! I juggle content and copy with pizzazz, giving each line a snazzy makeover. Let's turn your text into a dazzling masterpiece, one edit at a time! 🎪🎉

Prices depend on word count. An estimate is about $0.010 per word.

A quotation will be submitted after reviewing sample pages.

The Deposit is 50% upfront, and the final payment is the day the work is returned to you.

If you're South African, contact me for the R rates.

Image by Jamie Street

Proofreading

Where grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting party up! It's the superhero of perfection, making sure words dance right. So, let's groove through sentences and boogie with commas—because words love a good jam session! 🎉📚

Prices depend on word count. An estimate is about $0.007 per word.

A quotation will be submitted after reviewing sample pages.

The Deposit is 50% upfront, and the final payment is the day the work is returned to you.

If you're South African, contact me for the R rates.

Testimonials/Reviews

Subscribe
bottom of page