Proofreading/Editing

Current Rates

All packages, with the exception of the “Express” packages, come with comprehensive support and multiple exchanges between author and editor.

Proofreading

(.005 per word, $75 for the first 10K)

  • Spelling errors
  • Grammatical errors
  • Formatting issues
  • Sentence structure

Copyediting

(.010 per word, $100 for the first 10K)

  • Grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation
  • Technical consistency in spelling, capitalization, font usage, numerals, hyphenation 
  • Continuity errors and making sure all loose ends are tied
  • Checking for factually incorrect statements (names, dates, timelines)
  • Checking for inconsistency within the story–includes character description, plot points, and setting

Comprehensive Editing

(.025 per word, $150 for the first 10K)

  • Includes all of the above
  • Checking for potential liability issues
  • Manuscript Critique: a comprehensive assessment on how to develop a stronger narrative, better pacing, and more engaging characters
  • Line Edit – a thorough and intense line by line review of your work

Express Packages

Simple copyediting with a single run through and a focus solely on grammar, syntax, and continuity errors. Recommended for proficient authors. Not recommended for first drafts.

Manuscript Length       Flat Rate Turnaround Time
Up to 10K $100 5 business days
10K to 35K $200 7 business days
35K to 50K $275 10 business days
50K to 75K $350 15 business days
75K to 99K $400 30 business days

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