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Choosing your service: What service do you need?

  • an assessment of your manuscript

  • a copy editing/proofreading

  • the full editing package:

    • assessment/all levels of edits/final proofreading

*  For polished works of authors who choose the full editing package, we are sometimes able to combine two editing stages into one step in which case you will only be charged for one step rather than two.

 

Procedure:  To get started, send us a message. Tell us what your project is and what editing services you are interested in receiving. If your project is a manuscript, we'll want to see the first chapter or first 20 pages as well as the approximate word count of the work. We will send you an estimate or contact you for more information.

Make a commitment:  After you have reviewed our estimate, let us know if you are hiring us. We will look at our project calendar and provide you with a possible start date. Then, send a deposit of 10% to get your job scheduled on our project calendar. Through PayPal, we accept major credit and debit cards.

Payments: Payments are required after each stage of the editing process is completed. 

Rates are based upon word count.

250 words is industry standard per page.  

 

Here's the rate schedule:

First readings/assessment:

  • 250 - 5,000 words = $20

  • 5,001 - 10,000 words = $25

  • 10,001 - 20,000 words = $30

  • over 20,000 words increase by $5 per 10,000 words

First edit: Substantive/Structural editing

  • 12,500 - 100,000 words - $0.01 per word

  • 100,001 - 200,000 words - $0.015 per word

Second edit: Stylistic editing

  • 12,500 - 100,000 words - $0.005 per word

  • 100,000 - 200,000 words - $0.0075 per word

 

Third edit: Copy editing

  • 12,500 - 100,000 words - $0.0075 per word

  • 100,001 - 200,000 words - $0.01 per word

Final Proofreading (fiction)

  • 12,500 - 100,000 words - $0.0075 per word

  • 100,001 - 200,000 words - $0.01 per word

Short stories, essays, papers, etc. under 12,500 words

  • Full edit - 1st 100 - 2,500 words $40.

All words over 2,500 are $0.01 per word.

  • Final proofreading only - 1st 100 - 2,500 words $30.

All words over 2,500 are $0.005 per word.

 

For collections of short stories, essays, etc. the above rates are applied per story or essay.

 

For picture books and other illustrated works such as graphic novels as well as for poetry, please contact us for rates.

Rates are based upon the actual number of words that appear in the submitted draft of a manuscript at the time of editing. Additional stories, essays or chapters added later will be charged when added.

Updated August, 2019

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