Freelance Editorial Services

In addition to writing, I’ve been known to put my BA in English to use and edit a manuscript or two (or several more).

If you have a MS looking for some polishing, drop me a line. I’m happy to perform developmental, line, and copy editing, as well as general proofreading on your partial or full work.

I charge $0.01 per word.

For inquiries, email me at TroyHGardner [at] gmail [dot] com or, Fiverr users can check out my gig page.


As a lifelong reader and writer, Troy Gardner has a keen eye for both global issues and minute details. He excels at helping writers develop characters more deeply and draw out themes more fully. He’s never afraid to tell you what’s working and what’s not, and his critiques are thoughtful and clear. I don’t pass anything on to my agent without getting feedback from Troy first.
– Erin Callahan, author of The Art of Escaping (Amberjack Publishing)

“Troy is a dream editor. He’s quick, hawk-eyed and knows what makes a good story. He has proofread every one of my novels and his feedback is always insightful and constructive. I can’t recommend him enough.”
– Josh Winning, author of The Sentinel Trilogy (Peridot Press) and Killing Rumer (Unbound Publishing)