Fairest Reviews Editing Services: Content and Copy Editing and Proofreading

Fairest Reviews Editing Services

I am a high school English teacher with almost 20 years of experience and a Masters in English. Not only are words my passion, they’re also my job! My nerdy side allows me to enjoy and to be invested in all components of the writing process. As an English teacher, I guide my students in all facets of writing, and as an editor and proofreader, I’m able to utilize those same skills to assist authors in the crafting of their stories, which is just as rewarding as teaching is.

Fairest Reviews Editing Services endeavors to meet the needs of both new and experienced writers.

Please email me at bbarneybooks@outlook.com to discuss working together, to ask questions, or to schedule a manuscript for editing.

Editing Services

Content Editing – An intensive, developmental edit focused on story line continuity and creating resonant characters arcs.

Manuscripts are examined for the following:

  • character growth/development
  • plot inconsistencies/issues
  • flow of story line/pacing
  • repetitive details
  • sufficient character backstory included

Microsoft Word with Track Changes.

Approximate turnaround time: 7-10 days.

A chapter by chapter assessment or a one-pager of analysis of the manuscript is available upon request by author.

.007 per word

Line/Copy Editing:

This occurs before the manuscript is formatted and a final proofread is completed. (All Beta reader changes should be made prior to a line/copy edit.)

Manuscripts are examined for the following:

  • transitions
  • wordiness
  • word choice concerns
  • awkward phrases
  • continuity issues
  • timeline concerns
  • ensuring overall style meets genre expectations

Microsoft Word with Track Changes.

Approximate turnaround time: 5-7 days.

.005 per word 

Line/Copy Editing/Proofreading Combination: 

This combination includes a line/copy edit once to a complete manuscript (i.e. one that has undergone a content edit and/or thorough beta read). Upon completion, manuscript will be sent back to the author for his/her edits. A final proofread will follow.

Microsoft Word with Track Changes.

Approximate turnaround time: 7-10 days.

.0070 per word

*Minimum $50.00 Flat Rate for any Editing Service

Content/Line/Copy Editing Combination

My most intensive edit service includes content editing, either while the draft is written or once a completed draft is ready. Once content edits are completed, the manuscript is returned to the author for revisions. I will be available for further consultation during this process. When updated, it is sent back to me for line/copy edits.

Microsoft Word with Track Changes.

Approximate turnaround time: 7-14 days.

.0085 per word


I’m a meticulous grammarian.  Service includes:

  • sentence structure
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • capitalization
  • spelling
  • Noting of awkward or redundant word choice and sentences

.0035 per word.

*Minimum $50.00 Proofreading Fee 

Approximate turnaround time: 5-7 days


My Client List Includes: 

Tia Louise

Pam Godwin

Gina L. Maxwell

Ahren Sanders

LA Fiore

Ilsa Madden-Mills

M. Leighton

A.S. Kelly

Trilina Pucci

Jay McLean

Lisa Renee Jones

Tara Leigh

Lylah James

Dani Rene

Nina Lindsey

Amo Jones

Lili St. Germain

Karina Halle

Monica James

Abbi Glines

Claudia Burgoa

Kim Karr

Testimonials from Past Clients

Rebecca is incredibly helpful with both developmental and copy edits. With her educational background and experience as an avid reader of the romance genre, her input has been invaluable to me. On a more personal note, she’s an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend her services!

Gina L. Maxwell

Rebecca has proofed a few of my novels. I met her through her blogging. The dedication she has in promoting and sharing books, she has for proofing and editing them. She is clearly passionate about the written word, and her attention to detail is phenomenal. She sets a timeline and consistently meets it. She’s personable, professional, and a joy to work with.

L.A. Fiore

“Rebecca’s attention to detail is matched only by her grasp of plot and plot devices, making her one heck of an editor! She’s as thorough as she is thoughtful, a real gem in this industry.”

Michelle Leighton


Working with Rebecca on I Bet You was a wonderful experience. Her skills in grammar issues are top notch, plus she’s easy to chat with and super fast with turnaround. Definitely recommend!

Ilsa Madden-Mills

“Rebecca is not only knowledgeable but she also has eagle eyes! I was extremely impressed with her efficiency and professionalism. Outside of proofing, her content editing is fantastic, she always asks the best questions helping to really flesh out a story. It’s a pleasure working with her and I honestly cannot recommend her enough.

If you want to see what’s in your head- realized on paper, she’s the person to work with!”

Trilina Pucci

“I’ve been lucky enough to find and use Rebecca from Fairest Reviews Editing Services for final eyes on my last two books. I’ve been more than impressed with Rebecca’s keen eye and attention to detail, as well as her turnaround. I highly recommend Fairest Reviews Editing Services and look forward to working on more projects together.”

Jay McLean


“Rebecca is a pleasure to work with. A true professional, her insight is thorough and actionable. My book was significantly improved by her efforts and I look forward to working with Rebecca again in the very near future. Newbies and experienced authors alike will benefit from her services. Highly recommend!!”

Tara Leigh

“Rebecca has edited two of my new releases, and it’s been such smooth sailing. She’s attentive to both the copy edits, as well as the storyline. I love how quickly she works, and also just how efficient she is with her edits. I would recommend her time and again. I’m so thankful to have found her, and I look forward to working with her long into the future with many more releases.”

Dani Rene