Your best writing is you.

At 5 years old, Kayla's heart was set on becoming a writer. As she claimed her voice, she witnessed how criticism and the pressure to conform to literary trends stunted many writers. Kayla believes in your unique way of seeing the world. Her creative writing editing and mentoring approach is focused on you. Also skilled in technical editing and writing, field expert facilitation, workshop creation and more, Kayla's experience and keen mind seeks to fulfill and enhance your documentation and skill building goals.

Editing and Writing Services

Creative Writing & Editing Services

Proofreading

$30 an hour
For those requiring a second set of eyes to pass over their near-final text. This light edit checks the text for outstanding errors in spelling, grammar, formatting, and syntax. Customized proofreading available upon request.

Substantive Edit

$50 an hour *best value*
All writers need a good editor to ensure their work says exactly what it is meant to say and demonstrates the subject matter clearly, with accurate formatting, precise wording, good structure, grammar and spelling. A substantive edit is the “kitchen sink” of all editing. Includes a fact checking edit.

Developmental Edit

$60 an hour
A developmental edit is a less intensive form of mentorship for writers seeking to improve their creative writing. This edit examines the text for execution of and consistency in style, voice, syntax, poetics, theme or plot. The aim of this edit is to identify and rectify weaker areas by highlighting the writer’s strengths and offering solutions. Fact checking also available.

Writing Mentorship

$70 an hour
One-on-one mentorship to hone creative writing skills for writers at any stage in their careers. Programs are tailored to each individual’s aesthetic or writing goal. This active, guided assistance helps each client to explore their voice, discover new inspiration, and offers new techniques or writing tactics. Can be done in-person or through video chat. Includes publication strategy. Group rates are available.

Manuscript Consultation

$40 to $50 an hour
It’s always a good idea to have an editor look over your manuscript before submitting it for publication, as publishers are currently accepting only near-final texts. Manuscript consultation includes spelling and grammar check, format and organizational proofing, as well as light revisionary suggestions. Publication strategy available.

Creative Copywriting

$25 an hour or by contract
Do you have an incredible idea for a novel or a collection of short stories but dislike writing yourself? Would you love to give your special someone a poem written just for them? I would love to work with you and bring your ideas to life!

Creative Combos!

One creative service + a second creative service at half price!
Do you need two services, perhaps a developmental edit and manuscript consultation? I would be happy to combine any two services per creative project, discounting the lower priced service by 50%. Excludes proofreading.

Looking for something not included in my list of services, or working within a budget? Email me! I’d love to help you meet your writing or documentation goals!

Technical Writing & Editing Services

Proofreading

$30 an hour
For those requiring a second set of eyes to pass over their near-final text. This light edit checks the text for outstanding errors in spelling, grammar, formatting, and syntax. Customized proofreading available upon request.

Technical Edit

$50 an hour
My techincal edit combines a traditional techincal edit with copy editing. I verify the client’s text for relevance of the subject matter, ensuring clarity, logic, order, and readibility of the text. I also verify specialized terms, Acts, and references, followed by checking spelling, syntax, grammar, consistency, and tone. This also includes consistency in format and style, such as tables, figure legends, diagrams, and notations. All changes to be approved by client before document is finalized.

Developmental Edit

$60 an hour
A developmental edit is a less intensive form of mentorship for writers seeking to improve their technical writing. This edit examines the text for consistency in style, syntax, theory, subject matter or argument. The aim of this edit is to identify and rectify weaker areas by highlighting the writer’s strengths and offering solutions.

Formatting

$40 an hour
Organizing text and content can be challening and time consuming. I am able to verify and organize your documentation to a specific in-house style or create a style specifically for your project. Formatting includes title pages, page numbers, Tables of Contents, paragraphs, tables and other graphics, photo insertion, and PDFing. Template creation available. Creating a style/template may incur a consultation fee.

Technical Copywriting

$50 an hour
Do you own a small business or website? Perhaps you need help managing your workload. I am an adept technical writer with good instincts and I am eager to assist you in meeting your deadlines. My background includes the Arts & Humanities, the Oil Industry and the various disciplines involved in Pipeline Installation, Air Traffic Control and it’s Specialties, as well as SharePoint, publishing and other fields. I am adaptable and accustomed to wearing many hats.

Field Expert Facilitation

$70 an hour or by contract
Many experts in their fields often find themselves overwhelmed with large projects or reports that involve hours of writing time. In addition to this, many experts who know their field inside and out often struggle to communicate the depth and breadth of their subject on the page as their work has become second nature to them. My expertise includes sitting with intelligent professionals and “translating” the language of their techincal specialty for a less technical audience. My experience includes specialties such as air traffic control and pipeline installation.

Instructional Design Support

$70 an hour or by contract
As an Instructional Design Support, I assist in the creation of learning materials that allow employees to acquire the relevant company knowledge and skills to succeed in their specialized postions. With a team of specialized professionals, I design and write practical curriculums/courseware to easily measure each employee or student’s knowledge through reasonable milestones.

English Language Tutoring

$25 an hour
For those comfortable with English but looking to improve their skills, or students needing helping with their English studies. Includes conversational and written English, high school and university papers, theory, high school creative writing, etc.

Location Moncton NB, Canada Phone 506-233-5933 E-mail kaylagwrites@gmail.com Hours M-F: 9AM - 10PM, Sat: 10AM - 4PM Sun: By Appointment
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