Canary Editing

We offer no-nonsense, honest feedback and editing services. If you would like to use our services, please contact us at ‘canarypost@gmail.com’ or through our  “Contact” form.


Substantive Editing:

We offer substantive editing (also known as developmental editing and comprehensive editing) in which we offer feedback on content, organization, plot, and style.

Excerpts, Stand-alone Articles & Short Stories (pieces up to 10,000 words) and Full-Length Manuscripts:

  • breakdown of overarching or emerging issues.
  • reading analysis: characterization, setting development, and plot introduction.
  • grammar, spelling, tone, etc: When doing substantive/content editing, we won’t be proofreading the text. But we will highlight issues, offer selected examples, and refer you to resources. For proofreading services, please scroll down.
  • hook and reader appeal: Does the book engage the reader? Is the reader likely to continue reading? What kinds of readers (and in which age group and genre) will read on?



It can be a struggle to condense a story into a couple short, succinct paragraphs of awesome; all sorts of feathery fluff ends up sticking out. We’ll take a look and provide suggestions and recommended edits.



For both excerpt and full manuscripts, we perform extensive proofreading for grammar, spelling, and consistency.


If you’d like to learn a little bit more about pricing or to get a sample, send a note at canarypost@gmail.com.

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