Rick Wie

Fiction Editor

About

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved books. Looking around, he found gray buildings all around. He escaped into books. There, he saw the world in technicolor, visited other worlds, and learned to imagine and dream.

The boy is me, Rick Wie. I proceeded to learn the craft of writing. I majored in English with a focus on creative writing. I have worked extensively in the world of words, as a translator, editor, copywriter, and content writer.

Fiction brings me the most joy. There is something to the creative prose that animates my soul. Authors create worlds. Everything is an ingredient that we can use: rain, the sun, people, and so on.

Thus I vowed to dedicate my life to creative writing. I have taken a year off from work. I could not postpone writing my own book. But I also have a lot of time. I decided to benefit other authors with my editing skills.

I am well versed in all style guides. But I will use the Chicago Manual of Style because that governs fiction. I am a perfectionist. I do not condone a single mistake. I am an avid reader and experienced writer. I mastered the theories of storytelling such as the three-act structure.

If you are reading this, you must have your first draft sleeping on your computer. That manuscript is your baby. Books are living things. Think of babies. Do they grow on their own? You need to nurture them. Your manuscript needs nurturing for it to grow and start its journey.

Parents use the best products for their babies. Use the best editing service for your book. Whether you will send it to agents or publish it on your own, your book deserves the best treatment.

Services

Line Editing

Use this service if you are competent about your book's structure. I will focus on making your prose clear and better. I will examine all sentences to check for any errors or expressions that can do better. I will also ensure your book's consistency.

Content Editing

This is the real deal. Has your manuscript turned out to be something other than what you envisioned? Has your story lost its way and continued on until you hit the word count? Do you feel the jewel buried in your story? Every story contains a precious gemstone. Writing is a writer's endeavor to unearth that jewel. If you want that jewel but also want to toss your manuscript, agonize no more.

My content editing service incorporates all facets of creative writing to revive, overhaul, and vitalize your story. I will take apart scenes and chapters then reconstruct them. Be ready. This is a medical operation for your baby. The good news is that there will be no risk of death but guaranteed rebirth.

My content editing service includes a pass of line editing.

Proofreading (Free!)

When I edit your book, I do not commit the changes myself. I comment on the parts to be improved. You will confirm the comments and apply the changes. That way, you learn and become a better writer. Passively receiving a corrected manuscript is not what you want in the long run. My line and content editing services include two passes of proofreading. The first is done when I edit your book. The second is done when you send me your improved manuscript. Your book will stay immaculate.

Samples

Here is a sample of my editing.

Rates

My rate for line editing is $7 per 1,000 words.

My rate for content editing is $14 per 1,000 words.

Contact

Feel free to email me at rickedits@icloud.com.