Free Sample Edit

At Inspiration for Writers, Inc., we want you to be comfortable with our quality and our style of editing before any money exchanges hands. That’s why we offer a free sample edit for book-length works over 20,000 words. This gives you the opportunity to see the quality of our work and lets us see how we can best help you. The writer-editor relationship is crucial, and a sample edit allows you to “try out” the relationship–free.

To take advantage of this great opportunity, please send your FIRST ten pages plus another chapter (or more) of your choice to We’ll read your material before we edit so we can understand your author’s voice and not trample over your style as we work. We’ll edit the first 500 words—enough for you to see what we do and how we do it. Work submitted for a sample edit must follow our submission guidelines.

Once we receive your work, we will assign the editor who best fits your writing style, genre and personality. And, yes, you may ask your editor questions and speak to a “real” person. You’ll receive your sample back in a few days.

Please understand that our editors provide sample edits without compensation. While we’re happy to provide this free service for serious inquiries, it is a costly service to provide. If you have questions about our rates, turnaround time, or anything else, please ask before requesting a sample. That said, we hope you’ll give us the chance to show you what we can do for your manuscript. Thank you.

“In an effective, instructive,
and gentle way, Sandy
offered detailed comments
and, most importantly,
reasons for all substantive
editorial changes.”

~ Kathleen Wildasin, Kentucky