Editing

I work with writers and creative teams at all levels, from single-issue script edits to multi-issue or graphic novel project management. I can guide creators through a nascent idea to a concrete story structure, work out mid-project structural snags or refinements, and provide high-level edits close to the finish line. My goal is to help you make your story the best it can possibly be, so we’ll always lead with inquiry and encouragement.

My editing passions include character depth, clear motivation, non-linear storytelling, and airtight dialogue. I excel at asking probing questions that motivate you to dig into what makes your project unique and worth telling. I adore partnering with writers of all ilks to tweak traditional concepts to thrill and challenge readers, or to chart a new course for a singular comic tale.

Interested? Email knowledgeablecabbage@gmail.com to discuss your project. I can generally work within your budget/time constraints if we set clear expectations and parameters together.

Rates & Offerings

I charge $50/hr for the following services:

  • Detailed, in-line script edits, beat sheet, and written summary, including high-level strengths and areas to improve – 1-1.5 hrs per 22-page issue (32-page issues take longer, please note!)
  • Zoom/phone work sessions, including breaking story and collaborative script editing – 1.5 hr/session min
  • Dialogue workshops, including live reads and collaborative edits – 1.5 hr/session min
  • Project management – please contact me for scope and timeline considerations, and intake scheduling
  • Pitch refinement and editing
  • Prose and poetry
  • Comics marketing tips, tricks and things to avoid
  • Copyediting

Pro Bono Monthlies

NOTE: If you have paid for work (directly, through Kickstarter, etc.) you are not eligible for this service. Please respect that these are offerings for folks who might otherwise not be able to afford editing.

As my schedule allows, I offer two one-hour slots free of charge to two individual creators. These can be either written pitch/story review or script edits. I will announce these slots on Twitter, so stay tuned! BIPOC/LGBTQ+ creators to the front.

You don’t need to have ever published a comic, to be in any “finished” state (pitching, etc.) or to pay for any services, now or in the future.

You do need to be able to accept constructive feedback. That’s it!

Pro-Bono Testimonials:

“Christa’s feedback was professional and top notch. One after another, their notes made my pages better and better.” – Victor Santiago (@warpvector,) February 2021

“Christa clearly saw the spirit of my story and took pains to preserve and enhance it when offering edits.” – Don (@The3rdChairman,) February 2021

“Christa is brilliant, and I wish I could have had an boon like this when I first started out. They can find all the weaknesses and blindspots in your script and give you the support and solutions you need to fix them and make your script shine. Don’t sleep on this.” – James Sarandis (@JamesLSarandis,) March 2021

“Even coming to Christa with the earlier stages of an idea, their advice helped me polish what was there that served the core of the story I’m developing and gave me a clearer sense of how to preserve that core moving forward.” – Kenneth Laster (@disasterlaster,) August 2021

Recent & Ongoing Projects:

“Ennead: The Rule of Nine” (Ongoing Script Edits) – @enneadcomic
“Space Pilots” One-shot (Editor) – @eddieklink – coming to Kickstarter in 2022!
“ID-10T ERROR” #2 (Script Edits) – @stoopidmatt – recently funded on Kickstarter
“Peace of Mind” #3 (Script Edits) – @grymcomics
“Apocrypha” #1 & Discordia #0-1 (Ongoing Script Edits) – @darktidingspress
“Hans Trapp,” Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season (Script Edits) – @grantandstuff
“Veritas” upcoming arc (Script Edits) – @johnsollitto
“Certifiable Investigations” #3-4 (Script Edits) – @johnsollitto

Unpublished miniseries (Editor/Story Consultant) – @leekassen
Unpublished horror GN (Editor) – @eddieklink
Untitled One-shot (Editor) – @grantandstuff