My specialty is editing and consulting on board game rulebooks and components, role-playing game materials, and publicity pieces related to both. Your friends and fans may be good at catching some things, but a paid, experienced editor will catch more and pay attention to every last detail. By hiring someone to look through your game with completely fresh eyes, you can simulate a new player cracking open your game for the first time. Does that rule make sense? Does this one really just need a picture to convey the meaning as clearly as possible, or can that picture be removed to allow for more space on the page? What about those obnoxious English grammar rules?
I do my best to ensure a quick turnaround rate. I'm a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom with a relatively flexible schedule and can often return short projects within 48 hours. I don't guarantee that (unless we discuss it ahead of time!), but I strive to return projects as quickly as possible.
Send me your manuscript and I'll send an edited copy back. I'll check for standard editing issues such as grammar, punctuation, flow etc. and note anything that's confusing or unclear. Starts at $15/1000 words.
Editing + open dialogue $20/1000 words
In addition to everything in the basic tier, I'll also help you work through the confusing sections by suggesting ways to reword or reorganize the area. During the editing process, we will have an ongoing dialogue about how things are going and questions that come up as I work. Starts at $20/1000 words.
Editing + dialogue + style guide $30/1000 words
In addition to everything in the middle tier, I'll put together a style guide detailing things like capitalization (is it Action Card or action card or Action card or, for some odd reason, action Card?), italics/bold, and whatever else might help you be able to standardize things in the future! Starts at $30/1000 words.