{For an explanation of each level of editing, zip over to What Does an Editor Do?}




Get a guesstimate of what your manuscript might cost!

(not a replacement for an official estimate)

mix and match services

price your own package to take you from manuscript to published

Flash Edit


specifically made for flash fiction

1500 words or fewer

typically 24-hour turnaround




3-chapter developmental edit

affordable alternative to full developmental edit

most problems in a manuscript can be found in the first 3 chapters

typically 3 hours,

1-week turnaround

Editorial Analysis


skills analysis

story analysis

strengths and weaknesses

suggestions for improvement

in depth report with ToC

typically 10-12 hours,

2-week to 30-day turnaround

Monthly Mentoring 


1 on 1 craft coaching

1.5- 3 hours per week

other options available to fit your budget

use this time to improve skills, learn how to fix a broken story, or focus on specific task

via Google Chat (text only) and Google Docs, to work in real time (no video or voice)

Expedited Editing 


Have an emergency? I can possibly accommodate your emergency for an additional $20/hour on the fee.

You’re welcome to ask if my schedule is clear for an emergency edit with no expedited rate.

I may also reduce the expedited rate if I’m not completely booked, but your project still causes a minor disruption.

Pages based on 250 words per page, double spaced.
Factors that affect price:

  • word count
  • level of self-editing for basic errors
  • type of editing requested/required
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Cheryl Murphy is Asian with brown hair in a single braid and a smirk.

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Contact Ink Slinger

Cheryl (AT) inkslingereditorialservices (dot) com
or leave me a voicemail at (213) 293-8507



Projects Accepted

science fiction (SF), fantasy, interstitial, urban fantasy, steampunk, cyberpunk, mannerpunk, young adult (YA), new adult (NA), women’s fiction, middle grade (MG), romance, paranormal romance (PNR), horror, splatterpunk, thriller, action, mystery, comedy, literary fiction, satire, erotica, memoir, self help, graphic novels, comic books, scripts, blogs, and websites.

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