Steph has over 13 years of freelance editing experience, from blog posts to books, both fiction and nonfiction.

The greatest compliment she has received is this: “It sounds just like me … only better.”

Proofreading (checking punctuation, spelling, and grammar)

$0.005-0.01 USD per word (minimum $10)

Line Editing (proofreading plus checking for consistency, best word choice, sentence structure, consistent verb tense, appropriate paragraph and sentence length, clichés, unnecessary modifiers, repeated words and phrases, point of view issues)

$0.01-0.04 USD per word (minimum $15)

Content Editing (checking for text organization, transitions, readability, style issues, language fit to audience, development of ideas, paragraph and chapter arrangement, section headers, focus, identification of missing source information, verification of Bible text and references of quoted scriptures) (in-depth look at point of view) (does not include proofreading or line editing)

$0.015-0.05 USD per word (minimum $20)

Comprehensive Editing (proofreading, line editing, and content editing)

$0.025-0.08 USD per word (minimum $25)

Editing on Retainer

Need an editor on a regular basis? Consider hiring me on retainer. For a minimum of $100 USD per month, you will receive a 10% discount off my regular prices.

General Information

FREE one-page/25% of total (max. 500 words) example available to all new clients.

Please note: Steph does not do academic editing.

Contact Steph at nurtureandinspire@gmail.com for further information.

Critique Services

Writers benefit from an objective review of their work before they hire an editor.

Do you want to make your writing better: more approachable, more informative, more gripping?


1-50,000 words (0.6 cents USD per word) (minimum $10 USD)
(i.e.: $150 for 25,000 words)

50,001+ words (0.5 cents USD per word) (minimum $250 USD)
(i.e.: $250 for 50,001 words)

Free Sample Critique

25% or 500 words of your work, whichever is LESS
(Only available for your first project.)

Email me at nurtureandinspire@gmail.com

Who Am I?

Freelance editor of over 13 years who loves to hear, “It sounds just like me … only better.”

Deep point of view coach for Lisa Hall-Wilson’s Deep POV Masterclass.

Coauthor of the award-winning Living Beyond My Circumstances. Blogger. Labour doula. Intern to bestselling author Kathi Lipp.

Wife of almost 40 years, mother to three grown children, and mother-in-law to two.



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