I offer a full range of editing services, including substantive editing, copy or line editing, and proofreading, at very competitive prices. If you’re not sure which service will work best for you at this point in your writing, please send me an email inquiry with the following:
- The genre of your story
- A sample from your manuscript
- A brief synopsis of your story
- The total word count (only if your manuscript is complete)
- Any other information you deem pertinent
I will respond shortly with my personal assessment of your editing needs and a custom price quote for the work. Alternatively, you can check out my prices and order each of my services below.
This is the most thorough type of editing I offer. With a substantive edit, I will asses the logical flow, structure and organization of your story. I will examine your text for stylistic consistency and overall clarity as well as provide intensive copy editing (see description below) to ensure optimum readability at all levels of your manuscript.
A substantive edit is very detail-oriented, wherein I take an active role in rewording convoluted and unclear sentences, rearranging sections for clarity and flow, eliminating repetition, and offering suggestions to make the story more reader-friendly overall. Obviously, some of these issues are subjective, so the service includes a close dialogue with the author about the suggested changes.
Substantive Editing Rate: $50 per 5,000 words. The fee must be paid by PayPal at the start of service.
Standard Turnaround: Approximately 1 week for each 5,000 words. Sometimes I can meet a tighter deadline, so feel free to inquire.
Project Minimum: 10,000 words
Copy (or Line) Editing
This is the most popular type of editing authors require, which includes a thorough assessment of the following issues:
- Spelling, grammar and punctuation
- Syntax and capitalization
- Sentence structure, such as subject/verb agreement
- Word usage, such as repetition
- Consistency of style and mechanics
- Minor fact checking
Copy Editing Rate: $50 per 8,000 words. The fee must be paid by PayPal at the start of service.
Standard Turnaround: Approximately 5 days for each 8,000 words. Sometimes I can meet a tighter deadline, so feel free to inquire.
Project Minimum: 8,000 words
If you’ve already hired an editor and are looking for a fresh set of eyes before you publish, then my proofreading service is perfect for you. I will:
- Identify minor issues with grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Ensure consistency of formatting (table of contents, headers, page breaks, and other design elements)
- Proofread front and back matter or cover copy if applicable
Proofreading Rate: $50 per 12,000 words. The fee must be paid by PayPal at the start of service.
Standard Turnaround: Approximately 5 days for each 12,000 words. Sometimes I can meet a tighter deadline, so feel free to inquire.
Project Minimum: 12,000 words