Freelance Services

I offer the following freelance services:

EDITING

I have been nominated for the Hugo Award a total of three times for my work editing Apex Magazine. I also was nominated for the Stoker Award for editing the anthology Aegri Somnia.

Short stories up to 7,500 words. $10 per 1,000 words. Full story copy edit and written critique.

Novel critiques.  $400 for up to 80,000 words and $50 per 10,000 words thereafter. This is not a proof or copy edit service. These are developmental and content edits.

Novel copy edits. $1000 for up to 80,000 words and $150 per 10,000 words thereafter.

BOOK LAYOUT/DESIGN

$30 per hour for hand coded books. I typically finish a standard printer-ready novel (80,000 words) layout in 6 to 8 hours. Depending on your needs, the price can be less or a little more.

EBOOK BUILDS

I have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and spent almost 20 years as a software developer. I’ve created dozens of eBooks for Apex Publications and Apex Magazine.

Books up to 80,000 words. $100. $10 per 1,000 words thereafter. Formatting for Amazon KDP, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and Smashwords provided.

Contact me via the form below and let’s discuss your project!

TESTIMONIALS

I asked Jason to review a short story of mine that had received good feedback from editors, but no acceptances. His comments were insightful and constructive; both pointing out what was good and giving solid suggestions for improvement. His critique and editing gave me the direction I was looking for to tweak the story and get it back out there. His rates were more than reasonable, his turnaround was fast, and he was a pleasure to work with. I will certainly use his services again.
— Beth McKenzie (Reach me with questions on Twitter: @McKkenzie596)

Jason Sizemore provided quick and structured feedback for my story. His notes were thoughtful and the edits he suggested flowed excellently with the story as a whole. It was obvious that he took the time to read and understand my story before offering suggestions and edits. I would definitely work with Jason again and can’t wait to approach the work he reviewed with a new-found excitement at it’s possibility. It was a really good experience.
— Daniel Pereyra