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Genre Specialties

  • Fantasy

  • Science Fiction

  • Romance (contemporary and historical)

  • Action Adventure

  • General Fiction

  • Short Stories

  • Adult

  • Young Adult

Genre Familiarity

  • Suspense/Mystery

  • Historical Fiction

  • Self-Help

  • Memoir

  • Religious Topics

  • Middle Grade

  • Children's Books

Manuscript Evaluations

If youre not sure whether your book is good enough to submit to a publisher, I can clear up the mystery with a simple manuscript review. Ill read your full book and give you a detailed summary (usually 15 to 20 pages) of what works, what doesnt, and how to revise to best prepare your book for querying and submitting. This service is a great option if you need a less in-depth developmental edit.


Under 20,000 words: $600

20,000 to 50,000 words: $600-$800

50,000 to 80,000 words: $800-$1,100

80,000 to 110,000 words: $1,100-$1,300

110,000 to 140,000 words: $1,300-$1,600

140,000 to 170,000 words: $1,600-$1,900

170,000 to 200,000 words: $1,900-$2,100

Above 200,000 words: $2,100+

Sample Evaluation

Tiffany already had a largely positive response from her beta readers for her first draft of The Sins of Their Fathers, so she felt confident that she didn't need an in-depth developmental edit. As I evaluated her Pride and Prejudice retelling, I focused on developing the structure of the plot; character arcs of the main protagonists; pacing, point of views, and description; tone, tropes, and themes; and consistency and historical accuracy.


Passmore Edits has been wonderful to work with!  Brittany does an amazing, thorough, detailed job on all of my books. Her rates are more than fair, especially with the quality of work that she does. In addition to being a fantastic editor, Brittany is prompt and professional with communication. I highly recommend Passmore Edits!

—Tiffany Thomas

Developmental Edits

Developmental editing focuses on the big picture. My edits will evaluate aspects of your story like plot, character development, point of view, and theme.  This is the kind of feedback you want on an earlier draft when you want to know if your story will engage your readers in the way you want.

When you choose this service, I commit to reading your entire manuscript at least twice and leaving detailed comments regularly throughout to explain what works well, what issues I see, and potential solutions to address each issue. You may also request a sample (about a page or two) of substantive (line) edits to be included within the edited manuscript.

Sample Developmental Edit

Jeffrey originally requested substantive edits for his fantasy short story about a small village fighting off a dangerous necromancer. But I'm glad he agreed to a developmental edit first, because his story grew all the stronger for it. In my edits, I addressed various plot holes, underdeveloped aspects of the characters, and buried themes. I also gave suggestions for fleshing out the worldbuilding and preventing reader confusion at key points in the story.



Quotes are subject to individual project evaluation and negotiation.


I highly recommend Brittany Passmore for all your editing needs. I have worked with her on my YA SFF novel with both developmental and line edits. She doesn't try to change the story, but works to enhance it, offering suggestions to improve the story and make it shine. Her editorial letters are thorough and thoughtful. I knew she took the time to actually read my story and absorb it. She didn't rush the process just to get my edit done faster, which I appreciated. She pointed out things missing in my story I never would've found on my own, and things even betas had missed! I felt as though she was a partner, and not just a person-for-hire. If you're looking for someone to take your story to the next level, look no further. Five out of Five stars!!!

—Patricia Barash

Substantive Edits

Substantive edits, also known as line edits, focus on voice and story flow. Well handle awkward phrasing, diction, dialogue, showing versus telling, cohesion, coherence, flow, and more. When you already feel confident about the structure of your story, substantive edits will make your writing more engaging for your readers so your plot and characters can truly shine. At the same time, my edits will maintain your personal voice and style.


Brittany is professional, fast, thoughtful, and very good at what she does. Her feedback was invaluable, easy to understand, and really helped me bring my writing to the next level. I gladly recommend her to others.

—Jeffrey Carter

Sample Substantive Edit

Once Jeffrey revised his short story after receiving my developmental edits, we moved on to looking more closely at his storytelling. Overall, this sample exemplifies how sentences and paragraphs might be restructured to improve flow, pacing, and emotional impact. My substantive edit included a light copyedit, so you'll also see this sample address some grammar and usage issues. And after Jeffrey's last revision, his short story received an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest!



Quotes are subject to individual project evaluation and negotiation.


Copyedits focus on the nitty-gritty details of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Your manuscript will receive special attention to anything related to grammar and usage, from the font of your quotation marks to the placement of each comma. This service includes corrections in capitalization, hyphenation, punctuation, spelling, subject/verb agreement, and pronoun and verb conjugation; reducing word count and passive voice; and establishing consistency and accuracy throughout your manuscript.

Sample Copyedit

Matt's book, styled after an Indiana Jones adventure, was already incredibly well written and polished when he hired my to copyedit it. Still, he was impressed with how much I was able to do with his manuscript because of my painstaking attention to detail. I not only caught typos and added important consistency but I smoothed out a few passages of overly expository dialogue.



Quotes are subject to individual project evaluation and negotiation.


Brittany Passmore is one of the most helpful and pleasant editors I have worked with. She is professional, encouraging, and laser-focused on bringing out the best story in a manuscript. Her insightful and constructive feedback made my writing flow better and more enjoyable to read. I highly recommend Brittany to anyone looking for a top-notch editor.

—Matt Payne

Combined Services

The nature of editing often allows elements from each level to cross over. Developmental editing can bleed into substantive editing, which in turn can bleed into copyediting. And because Im trained in all three areas, no matter what state your manuscript is in, I can tailor my services to meet your needs. To judge what kind of combination of editing services will fit you best, Ill briefly review your manuscript to determine if you can combine a developmental and substantive edit or a substantive edit with a copyedit. Youll get the quality of two edits for a significantly reduced price!


Brittany is bringing my manuscript to the next level. She has breathed new life into the suspenseful parts, caught errors inconsistent with reality, and added action to keep my dialogues and introspective moments moving. She keeps my voice intact and is positive and complimentary and such a joy to work with. Thank you, Brittany!

—Annika Champenois



Quotes are subject to individual project evaluation and negotiation.

Sample Combined Service

Annika is a fantastic writer and had already received positive reviews from her beta reader on her clean contemporary romance. My sample edit proved that she could combine a developmental edit with a substantive edit, so we did! I included an editorial letter to explain my overall thoughts on many developmental aspects of the story. My developmental edits both in the editorial letter and in the comments throughout the manuscript focused on fully developing the themes of the story and fixing pacing and structural issues. My in-line substantive edits reworded awkward phrasing and helped the narration and dialogue flow while maintaining the overall humorous tone of the story.


Writing and rewriting can be a messy and overwhelming process at times. Whether you need help deciding how to move forward with a project or want insight into how to navigate the editing process and publishing world, I can help! I am available for either phone calls or video chats to discuss your questions and concerns.


Consultation calls cost $35 per hour.

I prefer to edit clean stories without excessive vulgarity and swearing, erotic scenes, or detailed blood and gore. This doesn’t mean that I won’t edit books that deal with difficult topics and messy situations. In fact, I welcome these ideas in books! But I have personal standards I won’t set aside. If you aren’t sure whether your content is too graphic or not, feel free to reach out for a free sample edit.

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Referal Program

If you recommend my services to another writer and they follow through on hiring me for any of my services, they will get 10% off their first service and you will also get 10% off your next service!

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