Affordable Freelance Editing
and Writing Services
for Authors and Businesses


Services for Authors:



I provide detailed, line by line copy editing of novels, nonfiction books, articles, essays, abstracts, papers, poetry, and personal websites.


I charge between $2 and $4 per double-spaced page depending on the difficulty level of your writing. For a free sample edit, please send two, double-spaced pages as a Word or RTF attachment to I offer this free service so that authors can evaluate the type of service I provide without any cost and so that I can provide you with a specific quote for your entire project.




I am the author of three published novels and the editor and publisher of Ancient Paths Literary Magazine. I have been editing fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for over fifteen years. Some of my past novel editing projects have included Shall Die By the Sword by T.S. Beckett and The Paragon of Animals by Scott Bachmann.


I hold an M.A. in English from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English and Economics from The University of Virginia.


My poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines. For a complete list of publication credits, click here.


Contact Information:


Skylar Hamilton Burris
Cell phone number available to clients only





Services for Businesses:



Website Content Writing and Editing: You tell me the topic, and I'll produce the content you need. I will also edit existing website content.  


Copy Editing: I provide detailed, line by line copy editing of papers, proposals, letters, newsletters, brochures, and reports.


Newsletter Editing and Writing: I will write newsletter articles on any topic and copy edit your newsletter prior to publication.


I charge $50 an hour for these services, but because of my efficiency, you will often end up paying less than you will for editors and writers who offer lower rates. New clients receive a $10 an hour discount for the first six months we work together.


I am currently accepting new clients, and I am happy to work on projects of any size or duration. My turnaround time for small editing or writing projects can be as quick as 24 hours. Contact me for more information at   




I hold an M.A. in English from the University of Texas, from which I graduated with a perfect 4.0.  I earned my B.A. in both English and Economics at the University of Virginia and graduated with honors.


I have been editing and writing a variety of content for businesses for over fifteen years.  Past clients have included educational institutions, real estate agencies, life insurance companies, tax accountants, and retailers.  I have produced hundreds of work-for-hire articles on a wide variety of subjects. For samples of my writing, please see the articles page of this website.





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