Editing Services


In addition to writing The Literary Game, Alfonso offers his services as an independent freelance editor for fiction (all genres), nonfiction (memoir and narrative), and short stories.

Depending on your level of need, Alfonso offers copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing. He is proud to offer 25% discounts on all of his editing services to U.S. military personnel and veterans, Native Americans, high school and college students, and the disabled. 

Copy Editing

  • An edit of your manuscript for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors in either standard U.S. or British English.

Rate: $2/page (One page is defined as 250 words).

Line Editing

  • An edit of your manuscript for paragraph structure, sentence flow, word choice, and forward movement.
  • Inclusive of a complementary copy edit.

Rate: $4/page (One page is defined as 250 words).

Developmental Editing

  • A complete overhaul of your manuscript, inclusive of: trimming; re-writing; rearranging; writing new passages/chapters.
  • Inclusive of a complementary copy edit and line edit.

Rate: $20/page (One page is defined as 250 words).

Developmental Editing (Budget Option)

  • A complete read of your manuscript.
  • A thorough evaluation of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Detailed suggestions for fixing all structural issues in your manuscript.

Rate: $4/page (One page is defined as 250 words).


Q: What are your credentials?

A: I have worked as a freelance editor for four years, which has given me the opportunity to help authors across various genres and levels of experience. My background in the craft of quality fiction and nonfiction was cultivated at Beloit College, where I graduated with a BA in English with a focus in creative writing. Additionally, I have been privileged to have seen my fiction and poetry published in a wide variety of presses.

Q: Once I purchase your services, how long a waiting period should I expect before you complete the job?

A: That depends on the service. For a standard 70,000 word manuscript, a copy edit or budget version of a developmental edit should be ready within five days of purchase, a line edit should take about two weeks, and a developmental edit about two months.

Q: Do you offer expedited service?

A: Unfortunately, I do not. I find that quality suffers in any pursuit when rushed, perhaps nowhere more notably than in my line of work.

 Q: I’d like to consult with you before I purchase. Can we do that?

A: Of course! I offer complementary phone, Skype, or Google Hangout calls to all parties interested in working with me.

Q: I’m concerned about handing over my manuscript to someone. What if they steal my work?

A: To protect both my clients’ and my own rights, I do not accept payment until a contract has been electronically signed. All contracts have explicit statements detailing that I have no legal right to ownership of your work.

Q: How are payments handled? Do I have to pay everything upfront?

A: Once our contract has been signed, to initiate my work, I require a check, PayPal, or Venmo deposit of half of the total cost of the service. Upon completion, I require the other half of the total cost of the service.

Q: Can I pay in installments?

A: Sorry, but I do not accept installment plans.

Q: What if I need a second edit?

A: You’re in luck! All additional edits are subject to a 25% discount.

To read samples of Alfonso’s writing, please click here.

If you have any questions, or to book my services, simply use the form below.


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