Kelly Hashway / Ashelyn Drake

USA Today Bestselling Author of Speculative Fiction and Romance

Freelance Editing Services:

I've been working as a freelance editor since September 2009. I am now taking on more editing jobs and accepting new clients. Below are my qualifications, some of my previous clients, and my rates. If you are interested in my editing services, please fill out the form below. I would love to discuss your writing and how I could be of help to you.

I am available to edit: 

  • Picture books
  • Novels (any age level or genre)
  • Short Stories (any age level or genre)
  • Essays

*I edit both fiction and nonfiction in all of the above categories.* 

Previous and Current Clients Include:

  • Three book publishers, editing picture books, novellas, and novels
  • A school district, proofreading educational documents
  • Writers needing an editor to polish their work before submitting to agents and/or publishers ~My clients range from unpublished authors to New York Times best sellers.
  • Bloggers 


I have a masters degree in English Secondary Education. I taught language arts for seven years before becoming a full-time writer and freelance editor. I've had over one hundred short stories published in a variety of children's magazines, anthologies, and educational websites. To date, I have over twenty-five books published, ranging from children's books to adult novels.

Critque Services

Not looking for a full edit but want a critique of your opening pages? I offer critique services for $1.50 per double-spaced page. Comments will not be as extensive as a full edit, but I'll point out strengths, weaknesses, and offer advice for improvements.

Query Letter Edits:
Writing a blurb isn't easy, but I can help you polish that blurb and get your query letter the attention you're looking for. Query letter edits are a flat $15 fee.


I charge between $1.75-$2.00 per page depending on the project and type of edit. 

  • Proofreader or final editor to check for spelling, grammar, etc.: $1.75 per double-spaced page
  • Content edit to comment on plot and characterization without spelling and grammar, etc.: $1.75 per double-spaced page
  • Developmental edit (commenting on the content as well as the spelling, grammar, etc.): $2.00 per double-spaced page

For picture books and short stories I charge a flat fee of $32.

What people are saying:

I hired Kelly to edit my YA manuscript and was thrilled with the results. She was extremely thorough, both in her corrections to grammar and punctuation, as well as in her suggestions for ways to improve my storyline as a whole. I revised and polished my novel based on her comments, and several months later received an offer for publication! I would use Kelly’s services again and highly recommend her editing expertise to other authors.

Laura Wolfe, Author of Trail of Secrets (Fire and Ice YA, 2015)

Kelly is an integral member of my editing team. Her guidance, patience, and insight have helped me immensely. I learn so much each time we collaborate and I know I can always count on her.

T.B. Markinson, author of Confessions From the Dark

I had the opportunity to work with Kelly on my first book and it was such a rewarding experience.  Her feedback was always helpful and thought-provoking. I appreciated how me she challenged me and the results are a great finished product and my dreams realized. I look forward to working with her again. 

Dina Tate, author of Lizzie and MacKenzie's Fabulous Adventures

Book Formatting:

I offer book formatting in the following formats:


Kindle (.mobi)


Nook (.epub)

Google Play

Generic EPUB


For a simple ebook without extra frills in formatting, the cost is $30 for any or all of the ebook formats listed above. Ebook and print together are $40. For special formatting or any enhancements, the price ranges from $35-$45 depending on what you require. A price will be determined before I begin working on the book.

Interested in my editing or formatting services? Fill out the form below:

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