︎ editorial work 







I’m available for freelance editorial projects on an ongoing basis! I’m especially excited to work on experimental, genre-transgressive & hybrid fiction and poetry manuscripts.

I worked as an editor at Math Paper Press, an independent small press in Singapore, from 2016-2020. 

I offer developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I also do editorial assessments

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Developmental editing is the most thorough and in-depth service. I provide both big-picture and zoomed-in, word- & sentence-level feedback on your manuscript. Where the work falls within the realm of my specific interests, I can also offer more involved industry- or genre-specific edits.

Copyediting focuses on the mechanics of your writing: grammar, spelling, and punctuation. I often include feedback on writing style and narrative voice as well, though not with the big-picture focus that a developmental edit provides. 

Proofreading is the final stage of editing, taking place after the manuscript has been laid out by a designer. I’ll tackle typos, formatting errors, grammatical mistakes. No creative feedback is offered with proofreading services. 

Editorial Assessments are manuscript evaluations, with no inline editing work on the manuscript. I read the manuscript and you get a written assessment that tells you what areas of it need further work. If you’re not sure what kind of editing service you need, an assessment will show you the areas your manuscript could use some help, and whether that help should be comprehensive or minor. 

   

  Contact Me
        sample edits available upon request!

   ︎ ruth.tangyn@gmail.com / ︎ Reedsy

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    MY RATES

    FICTION

Developmental Editing 
.03 - .04/word

Copyediting
.02 - .03/word

Proofreading
.02/word

Editorial Assessment 
.015/word

    POETRY
for book-length manuscript (~5,000 words)

Developmental Editing
$500-800

Editorial Assessment
$250-400

Same rates as above for other services. 
    
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My rates are in US$ and are based on the EFA’s average freelance rates.  Additional platform fees apply (Reedsy: +10%, Stripe: +3%).