Silver Lining Literary Services

Proofreading & editing

My goal is to provide high-quality editing and proofreading services for Christian, “clean reads,” and nonfiction authors at an efficient pace and an affordable rate.

I worked with Sara to proofread my book, Red. I can honestly say that Sara is a thorough proofreader, who caught small mistakes that can be missed. It was a pleasure to work with her. Sh

I am a multi-published author with a keen eye for detail and I love grammar (and hate typos!). Before becoming a full-time author, I was a medical transcriptionist and Quality Assurance editor for Cardioscribes, Inc. for six years. Preparing and proofreading medical documents fine-tuned my ability to spot errors. No human (or computer) can ever be 100% perfect, but if you need help spotting errors in grammar that spellcheck may miss, punctuation questions, or help aligning point-of-view and/or verb tense uses, I would be more than happy to assist!

If you need a bit more in-depth help with your novel, short story, or novella, editing may be for you. Editing is inherently a slower process, in which I will read your story for the errors mentioned above regarding proofreading and also provide feedback in a variety of other areas: sentence structure issues, showing vs. telling, pacing, character development, and weak and repetitive wording. I will provide in-depth feedback and suggestions for strengthening, utilizing Word’s Track Changes feature.

Sara Foust has edited several essays and papers for me, and I can say her attention to detail is impeccable, her knowledge of grammar and sentence structure is vast, and her creative con

But, don’t worry, as an author with a unique voice, I completely understand that your work is exactly that:  your work. All final decisions will rest solely in your capable hands. If you would like to contact me with questions or for a general estimate, please feel free to email me at sfoust25@hotmail.com. Or you can shoot me an email through my contact page here.

I would be happy to proofread or edit your first five pages for free so that we may test our compatibility and the speed at which I feel I will be able to process your manuscript.

My prices are as follows:

Level I (proofreading): $0.001 per word (one read-through). This level is best for a manuscript that has already been edited and you need another set of eyes to double (or triple) check for any missed errors before sending it to print.

Level II (line editing):  $15 per hour. This level is more in-depth and slower than proofreading. You’ve polished your manuscript to the best of your ability, but you’re ready for a professional edit to look at sentence structures and spot errors.

Level III (developmental editing): Price per hour will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. This is a much more in-depth version of editing. Not only looking at errors but also pace, flow, character development, etc. Pretty much anything you feel you need help with or areas you want to focus on (or all of them), we can address.

Level IV (coaching): This is something I would love to pursue at some point in the future. Bringing a “newbie” from rough draft to published manuscript, helping develop writing weaknesses into strengths along the way, and working closely with a new author to mentor them through the sometimes scary (but always exciting) world of publishing.

I look forward to working with you!

More testimonials:

Sara Foust has been editing for me since late 2017. I would like to say that she has been an excellent editor and proofreader. I appreciate the level of expertise she demonstrates in her

Sara provided timely and detailed proofreading services for my manuscripts. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sara and highly recommend her to other writers.

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