Let's be real: you could use an AI to generate words on paper. But would it capture all the nuances of human communication? Don't let your content become an afterthought.
Editing is Gatecrasher's true passion. We love elevating good writing to greatness. Untouched text is like a puzzle in need of solving. And we want to help you solve yours.
Art & Design
Your work isn't done after it's written. We offer custom cover art creation, along with full layout and design services to ensure you put your best foot foreward.
Maybe you just need a nudge in the right direction. Gatecrasher has decades of experience in writing, editing, and design, which equals expert advice on a variety of topics.
What's your editorial philosophy and style?Gatecrasher offers copywriting, line editing, and much more. But our editorial philosophy is that submitting your work to someone else for critique takes courage, and we respect that. When you book us, you get an expert in your corner. We're partners, teachers, coaches, and friends. And our priority is to support you and your work.
Do I need to have a finished manuscript?For certain services, such as line editing, a finished manuscript is preferred, but it's never required. If you're an indie author with great ideas but need help bringing them to life on the page, we also offer coaching and ghostwriting services. Visit the Services page for more information about your available options.
What does your editorial process look like?That depends on the services you need. Our team is well-versed in the most popular style guides, including the Associated Press Style Book and the Chicago Manual of Style, but we aren't sticklers for "the rules." We recognize that writing is about communicating with clarity and grace, so when we edit, we put voice and story first.
What do your services cost?Every project is slightly different, but we work hard to ensure our pricing is fair and transparent, as you can see on the Services page. We base our prices on EFA's rates and believe that good editorial work is worth the cost, but we also understand that it isn't cheap, which is why we offer bundle discounts and a referral program. If you want to book more than one service, just say so when you reach out. We're happy to meet you halfway.
How much experience do you have?That varies depending on the team member, but Gatecrasher has a combined 50-plus years of editorial experience, and we've worked on projects ranging from multimillion dollar ad campaigns to epic fantasy novels. For example, our lead writer and editor has been doing this professionally for 20 years and is certified in the fundamentals of editing by ACES and the Poynter Institute.
Do you offer samples or references?We're proud of the projects we've worked on and understand that editorial work is a big investment for services that are inherently subjective. When you reach out to us, specify that you'd like a free sample edit or a chance to speak with a previous client, and we'll set up an introduction. If you'd like to see some of our work (along with a few client testimonials), you can visit the Portfolio page at any time.