Developmental - $50
Receive a 1 page (single-spaced) critique focusing on overall storytelling elements such as structure, character development, plot, dialogue, POV, voice, and style.

Line-by-Line - $95
A developmental critique plus line edits and notes throughout the manuscript to highlight elements of the writing that are strong or need improvement. Only minimal corrections to grammar and punctuation are made.

Optional Add-on: Priority Deadline - $100
If you need a guaranteed turnaround time of no more than 48 hours, select this add-on.


Word limit is 5000 words for both types of editing.

For manuscripts greater than 5000 words, please proceed with uploading your manuscript and DO NOT select the developmental or line-by-line options below. Payment is not required to upload. We'll email you back with a quote for both developmental and line-by-line options and send a separate invoice that can be paid securely online.

For book-length works, we recommend Limpede Ink, which offers an extensive array of editorial services.


Your story will be edited by Executive Editor of Carve, Matthew Limpede. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Carve from 2007-2015, publishing over 100 writers.

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