Services

After a lifetime as a reader and writer, I would be thrilled to work with you in whatever way you think serves your project best! My potenital editing services are outlined below, and because each manuscript is different, no rates are listed – rather, I work with each author to establish a fair rate based on word count, type of edit needed, time, and effort, ensuring that no one’s time or money goes to waste! If you would like a quote, or to inquire about upcoming availability, please email me at outlawreading@gmail.com or ping me on Twitter.

Sensitivity Reading

If you feel you’ve done your research, but want to make sure you’ve put a pair of #ownvoices eyes on your work, I offer my services in reading/critiquing manuscripts dealing with bisexuality (as a cisgendered woman), polyamory, fat representation, depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

Line
Editing

A close pass of your manuscript with a focus on syntax, spelling, grammar, and the mechanics of sentence construction. As part of this, issues with continuity will also be addressed. This is not a big-picture look at your work, but rather a chance to dig down into fine tuning your manuscript.

Devlopmental Editing

Taking a look at the bigger picture of your story, this edit will examine things like structure, pacing, character development, and plot. This edit generally won’t be looking for spelling or grammar errors, but will instead be focusing on the overall flow and refinement of your work.

Unsure of where to go next, or unable to put your finger on just what isn’t working? Wondering if we’d be a good editorial fit? Consider a general assesement! I’ll provide you with a general overview of the strengths and weakness of your manuscript, along with a line-edit of the first ten pages and potential next steps to take!

Let’s build something together.


I’ve had the joy of working with Chelsea on a number of projects from conception to completion, and the impact she has had is immeasurable. She has expertly honed my vision to help me realize a story’s true potential, all while taking the time to delve into the nuances and intricacies of each story and character, treating them with excitement and respect as if they were her own. I couldn’t ask for a better editor to be handling my work, and I look forward to continuing to work with her well into the future.

— Kaye Jackson, writer

Chelsea has had a direct hand in my work for months now and there’s a distinct shift, reading it, than when she first took hold. She’s been so respectful of my vision as a writer and that intuition shows. Plot points are a particular gift of hers, as evidenced by the hours we’ve spent discussing how best to take things from A to B. She’s been invaluable to me as an editor, and while I’m normally a selfish individual, I suppose I have no choice to share her with all of you. You won’t regret it.

— Alyssa Gallegos, writer