the bookish musings of a 20-something fangirl


hire me!

want to hire me for freelance or contract work? great! you're in the right place. i am a member of iapwe (international association of professional writers & editors) and am always looking for new clients. please reach out through my contact page if interested and see my guidelines below.



work i'm willing to edit:

nonfiction/articles on subjects i am interested in/am knowledgable about (see my about page)

children's literature (pb, mg, ya) manuscripts/sample chapters/book proposals/cover letters for submissions, within the following genres for mg/ya: historical fiction, contemporary, fantasy, magical realism

edits i offer:

  • proofreading
  • copyediting
  • content editing
  • overall manuscript evaluation + critique



work i'm willing to write:

guest articles/blog posts on subjects i am interested in/am knowledgable about

ghostwriting? sure, depending on the project! note that higher rates may apply

content writing (trade) including backmatter, sales summaries, jacket copy



fees: generally by page (editorial) or word (written) for shorter works, by hour for longer works, with flexibility depending on the exact nature of the assignment(ex: proofreading will cost less than an overall manuscript evaluation + critique)

editorial: on average $2/page  / $30/hour

written: on average $0.20/word $40/hour






  • member of the international association of professional writers & editors
  • four years of english/creative writing undergraduate coursework at emory university, where i read and critiqued approximately five short manuscripts a week for five full semesters
  • years of proofreading and copyediting the various textbooks written by my historian father
  • one year as an editor for my university's arts anthology
  • one year of editorial internship work for a children's publishing company; tasks included:
    • processing daily unsolicited manuscripts
    • proofreading and copyediting projects in development
    • researching and fact-checking for senior staff
    • drafting jacket copy, backmatter, and sales summaries
    • assisting on book reprinting procedures
    • presenting material for acquisition consideration



"Emily has been a wonderful, dedicated, and hard-working intern...Emily has demonstrated a clear understanding and strong foundation of the English language in a practical, work environment. She has been a motivated self-starter, friendly to our staff, and has exercised a willingness to offer assistance by seeking out assignments from senior employees. We are all very impressed with the exemplary quality of her work." -JH, internship supervisor