Editing

I’m always available for editing and manuscript critiquing.  I also provide advice whenever I can on where the manuscript could be placed if I have any ideas or connections. I have in the past been submissions editor for Evil Nerd Empire and Associate Editor of Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens. I am currently the editor of the magazine Imperial Youth Review. Email me at thecentercannothold@gmail.com if you are interested. It is alright to pay ahead  to schedule work for later and sometimes this can carry with it a small discount since it adequately prepares me for when your work comes in and shows courtesy for the hectic and often random life of a freelancer.  Genre is not a concern. I have edited romance, horror, Bizarro, sci fi, urban fiction, memoir, fantasy, YA and more.  I guarantee I will find an angle to approach your work from. When possible, I also like to try and talk to clients about the professional possibilities of their work, possible placement, marketing strategies and angles that can be taken. Work edited is not guaranteed publication somewhere. I can only bring out the potential of your work, not work miracles or guarantee a future for your piece. But, your work will be better when I’m done with it. I am also available for  one year contracts for five hundred dollars. A lot of writers who are self published or in pulp genres put out four or five books a year or more. For five hundred dollars, I will edit every manuscript novella length or longer that you require me to. Publishers may also hire  me on for multiple jobs at a special 4 for 500 rate on pieces. Steady work is something I like and need and I am willing to work with you if you think you can hand me multiple projects.

Client testimonials

“Garrett’s editing services are quick, efficient, and reasonably priced. He will work with you to take your manuscript to the next level.”- August Fahren, author of Thursday Thistle

“Garrett worked for me on my literary journal, Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens. While there, he displayed exceptional editing skills and a talent for strengthening the stories of others.”- Bradley Sands, author of Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You and TV Snorted My Brain

“I can honestly recommend Garret’s services as an editor. He was very concise with his critiques. He also worked directly with me to make my novella Rebel Rebel Craven Rebel a much better work. I will use him again.”-Justin Montgomery, author

“Garrett Cook is everything you would want in an editor: incisive, prompt, and professional.  I will gladly work with him again on future projects.”
–Glen Krisch, author of The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, and Brother’s Keeper.
“I can’t praise the meticulous and professional service that i received from Garrett for my latest novel Whisper. not only did he edit to perfection, but also offered some insightful suggestions towards the plot as a whole, which led to me reworking certain aspects to make the story better. if you are looking for a professional, thorough,competitively priced editor, then look no further.”- Michael Bray, author of Whispers and Funhouse
“I found Mr Cook’s editing insightful, swift, and excellent value, and he also recommended a publisher who he believed would be a good fit for my book… a publisher who snapped it up! ‘Nuff said.”- Kevin Sweeney, author of Damnation 101
“Garrett Cook is a reliable editor always ready to tackle a new job. He’s fast, but not too fast that the job is rushed. He knows just what to do.”- Max Booth III, editor in chief, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
“Clean and reasonable. Cook gets it done while keeping the integrity of your story it tact.” – P. A. Douglas, author of Cucumber Punk
For rates, articles and more info check out my new editing page and blog.
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  2. Michael Bray says:

    I can’t praise the meticulous and professional service that i received from Garrett for my latest novel Whisper. not only did he edit to perfection, but also offered some insightful suggestions towards the plot as a whole, which led to me reworking certain aspects to make the story better. if you are looking for a professional, thorough,competitively priced editor, then look no further.

  3. Kevin Reavy says:

    Garrett, I may need an editor. Non fiction. In the $80 range. Please email me. Thx

  4. Your rates seem really reasonable. If I ever get time to “become” a writer again, I’ll contact you.

  5. Veronica Jauregui says:

    Hi Garrett, need your editing services for a short story (6,000 words) how do I go about sending you the file and paying you? Thank you, Veronica.

  6. Geoff says:

    Do you have experience editing screenplays as well?

    • garrettcook says:

      I have looked over screenplays and plays for people, did screenwriting workshops in college and am a film critic for Cinema Knifefight and formerly for Withersin, so know what I’m looking for. If you have a screenplay, I could give you feedback more cheaply than most people in the business could and I have a wealth of knowledge about the film medium.

  7. matthew patterson says:

    Please contact me via email. I have a highspeed poetic novella in manuscript form that needs to get out there.

  8. […] Hire a professional editor to comb over your manuscript. Garrett Cook offers his services for a reasonable price. His output in the Bizarro world is quite astounding. […]

  9. […] “The Dread Ride” is in its 2nd draft and almost ready to ship off back to my editor Garrett Cook (if you need work done, check him out, his rates are to die for), I have started in on another […]

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