Editing Services

I'm now taking on full-length fiction, short fiction, essay collection, and memoir freelance editorial projects for late 2022/2023.


I work across genres, but am particularly interested in genre-bending literary, speculative, and fantasy fiction that explores queerness, disability, memory, and climate change. For non-fiction, I'm particularly interested in genre-bending memoir, LGBTQIA+ history, liberation theology/theology + queer studies, historical explorations of theatre, sex work, and urbanism, mental health memoirs and academic mental health texts that are particularly trauma-informed, and nonfiction work that explores climate change. 

I offer full manuscript editing packages (developmental edits, line edits, and copyediting) that come with a detailed editorial schedule, frequent email correspondence, video consultation (can be in-person if in the GTA), editorial letters with written feedback, in-manuscript editorial comments in Track Changes, and submission advice. I also offer developmental, line, and copyedits as separate services. 

Please contact me at sydneyhegele[at]gmail.com with the subject header EDITORIAL to chat about rates, timelines, and anything else to do with your project. My rates depend on the scope of the project, but are flat rates rather than hourly. Reduced rates are available for BIPOC and other marginalized folks.