Editing, Beta Reading, &
Content Writing Services

Are you a writer looking for a professional editor to edit your book, book blurb, or author bio? Do you need someone to provide insightful feedback on your book? Or are you a business owner who needs stellar, SEO-friendly content for your website?

Nichole Heydenburg graduated from Adrian College in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in English. She worked as the Content Manager for Apex Waves for over 3 years. She wrote and edited all the content on Apex Waves' website. Nichole's first book, The Long Shadow on the Stage, was self-published on August 10th, 2020. Book 2, The Long Shadow of Memory, was published on June 8th, 2021.


Nichole is passionate about helping her fellow writers and business owners. Since Nichole has over 5 years of professional writing and editing experience, you can rest easy knowing your book or website is in safe hands. The services she offers include editing for author bios, book blurbs, novels, novellas, plays, short stories, and more. Other services offered include beta reading and content writing.


Beta Reading Services

Reader feedback is so valuable to writers, which is why it’s incredibly important to get that feedback before you publish your book.

Nichole understands the process of writing and editing a book and knows firsthand how important constructive feedback is. She also understands how difficult it can be to find beta readers you trust. She  provides feedback in a way that highlights the positive parts of your fiction work and points out the problem areas as well.

Nichole's comments will be in Microsoft Word using the “track changes” feature and will center around the following questions:

  • Do the first few pages grip the reader and pull you into the story?

  • Was there too much exposition?

  • Are the characters likeable or relatable?

  • Were the characters well-developed? Do they change over the course of the story?

  • Was the dialogue realistic?

  • Were there parts of the story when the reader's attention lags?

  • Was the pacing and flow of the story on point?

  • Were any parts confusing or out of place?

  • Was the ending satisfying?

  • What are the highlights of the book?

  • Did the book match genre expectations?

  • Were there any major plot holes, errors, or inconsistencies?


If there is something else specific you would like feedback on or you would like editing or proofreading services included, please be sure to include that in your request.

Nichole's favorite book genres are thriller, mystery, crime fiction, and horror, but she will also consider reading YA or fantasy if it is a book with a compelling premise.

Bronze Package: 

This package is designed for feedback for short stories and other short fiction works up to 20,000 words. The bronze package includes a reader report with the above questions answered.

Delivery Time: 3 days.

Pricing: $20


Silver Package: 

This package is created for novellas or other fiction from 20,00 to 49,999 words. The silver package includes a reader report and a sample line edit of the first few pages of your book.

Delivery Time: 1 week.

Pricing: $40


Gold Package: 

This package is specifically for novels from 50,000 to 80,000 words. If the novel is longer, a beta read can be booked for an additional cost, depending on how much higher the word count is. The gold package includes a reader report and a sample line edit of the first few pages of your book.

Delivery Time: 2 weeks.

Pricing: $60

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to book beta reading services to help your short story, novella, or novel become the best it can be!


Editing Services

There are several types of editing for your book, novella, or short story collection.

Developmental Editing:

This is the first step in the editing process and involves a detailed, in-depth edit of your whole book. During a developmental edit, the editor will point out any problems with character development and plot. This type of editing will also assess the style and structure of the book, point of view (POV) or head-hopping issues, the target audience, and genre standards. Developmental editing enhances the “big picture” elements in the story.

Delivery Time: 2 weeks.

Pricing: $0.009 per word


Copy Editing:

This type of editing is an examination of grammar, punctuation, word choice, and consistency. Copy editing involves strengthening the language, cutting repetitive sentences, getting rid of passive voice, and changing awkward dialogue.

Deadline: 2 weeks.

Pricing: $0.007 per word



This is the last step in the editing process when you’re nearly ready for publication. Proofreading is the final look at the manuscript for any typos or errors that were missed in the other rounds of editing.

Deadline: 2 weeks.

Pricing: $0.005 per word


Back Cover Blurb Edit: 

The back cover blurb is the summary of your book that goes on the back cover. The back cover blurb needs to be enticing and make the reader want to purchase your book. For this edit, the focus is on confirming the blurb fits the genre and introduces the main character and the conflict without giving too much away. It should leave the reader wanting more.

Deadline: 3 days.

Pricing: $25 for 1 edit or $40 for 2 edits.


Author Bio Edit: 

The author bio is used on the back of your book and on your author website. It should be a brief bio about the author, including details like any accolades or awards they have received, their degree if relevant, and a personal fact or two. This edit focuses on ensuring the author bio is succinct but interesting.

Deadline: 3 days.

Pricing: $25 for 1 edit or $40 for 2 edits.

*Editing services include a free sample edit of the first 2,000 words.

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to book editing services today!


Person Writing

Content Writing and Editing Services

Content Writing and Editing- These services consist of creating or editing relevant content for your website or blog. Website and blog content creation is vital to attract your target audience. This includes utilizing the correct keywords and ensuring content is SEO-friendly.

Deadline: Dependent on word count and extent of the project.

Pricing: $0.20 per word.

Fill out the form below to book content writing or editing services!



*All services require a 50% non-refundable deposit at time of booking.

Client Testimonials

"Lots of great advice! Lovely beta read. Thank you!"

-Andrew, Author of a military thriller book

"Nichole is an excellent editor and I hope to work with her again in the near future."

-Sarah, Owner of Write Collective

"Nichole pulled the important plot points and wove them together to create a beautiful blurb for the back of my book. I appreciate the thoroughness and quickness. 
Worth every penny!"

-Alyssa Green, Author of Half Blood: The Tale of Samara,  published 10/19/2021

Hired for proofreading the entire manuscript and writing the book blurb

"Nichole was very thorough, concise, and went over and above my expectations. Great to work with and I will definitely hire her again if I need an edit or beta read.

-John M., Author

"Nichole was easy to communicate with, respected her deadline, and answered all the questions I had posed to her about my book... I found Nichole's ability to write a clear and engaging book hook and synopsis impressive."

-Maria M., Author of a memoir

"You gave the most in-depth analysis and corrections to the manuscript. Very helpful. Thank you."

-JS Giles, Author of The Empty House

"Definitely recommend working with Nichole!"

-Nicole R., Author of a memoir



"I think she did a terrific job! I agree with all of her edits and suggestions.

Thank you - and I will definitely send another story in the next month or so."

-Ralph, Author of a horror short story

"Your comments were frequent and specific, and you shared so much insight for what could be improved as well as for what worked really well already."

-Delaney A., Author of Silhouette and the Shadow, coming 2/15/22

"Out of over a dozen beta readers I've worked with, Nichole was hands down the best. She will be the first person I contact when I need more reading done. Her feedback is detailed and far more extensive than anyone else that I have worked with. She completed both projects on time and answered all of my follow-up questions. I can not recommend her highly enough."

-David T., Author of an action thriller

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