EDITING SERVICES & COSTS

The covers you see above are just a sample of the many books we have edited. We offer clients a variety of editing services for fiction, non-fiction, novellas, and short stories. In addition, our editing services include print and social media copyediting and proofreading for businesses and organizations. 

Price ranges listed are estimates. Every project differs in scope, complexity, and time required for completion. For this reason, we schedule a free consultation to discuss your expectations and needs and often request a brief sample of your writing before making a quote. We make every effort to arrive at an amount that is comfortable for all parties. We want to work with you on your project and will do whatever we can to make that possible!  

If you require services that you do not see listed here, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing about your amazing project!

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

 (Fiction/General Non-Fiction/Memoirs)

 A writing sample is required before we can make an exact price quote.

 CRITIQUE (Typical cost: $900 - $1,400)

  • We read your full manuscript and provide feedback in a 6 – 10 page single-spaced editorial letter covering issues regarding plotting, pacing, narrative flow, character development, character motivation, dialogue, voice, transitions, structure, any points of confusion, and more. Poorly constructed sentences, punctuation, and grammar will be mentioned but not corrected.

  • We do not make edits or commentary on the manuscript itself.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT LETTER & MANUSCRIPT NOTATIONS (Typical Cost: $1,200 - $2,800)                      

This edit is the same as a Critique (above) with the addition of:

  • We make extensive suggestions and comments directly on the manuscript pages using the "track changes" feature, or on a printed copy of the manuscript (your choice). You receive the editorial letter as well as the marked manuscript pages. Poorly constructed sentences, punctuation, and grammar will be mentioned but not corrected.

  • If you want a printed version of the manuscript sent back with commentary in the margins and corrections on the page, the cost of paper and postage is added to the fee.

All Developmental Edits include a 90-minute follow-up phone call or video chat, or one email question and answer session.

MANUSCRIPT LINE EDITING

(Fiction/General Non-fiction/Memoirs)

A writing sample is required before we can make an exact price quote.

COMPREHENSIVE EDITING (Typical Cost: $0.025 - $0.055 per word)

In a Comprehensive Edit, we correct or improve improperly-constructed sentences and paragraphs, spelling, incorrect grammar and punctuation, passive writing and verb tense, awkward phrasing and word choice, as well as addressing story structure, flow, voice, and other matters of style. We point out weak writing issues affecting clarity, dialogue, pacing, transitions, characterization, character motivation, and plot. This is the most extensive type of editing we offer.

MANUSCRIPT COPYEDITING (Typical Cost: $0.015 - $0.025 per word)

Our Copyediting service corrects sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, passive writing and verb tense, awkward phrasing, and word usage errors. We may also suggest improvements to style, clarity, consistency, pacing, and dialogue. 

MANUSCRIPT PROOFREADING (Typical Cost: $0.008 - $0.015 per word)

Proofreading is the last-chance perusal before printing or publication and is usually carried out on a print-ready likeness of the finished product. We make corrections (rather than revisions) using a pen or pencil on a printed copy of the manuscript or electronically on a PDF (client's choice). Our focus is on catching any typographical errors; omitted, repeated, or misplaced letters, words, sentences, or paragraphs; esthetic issues that affect formatting; inconsistency in style, spelling, font type and size; errors in grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Ideally, a client has had the text copyedited at least once before proofreading takes place.

All Manuscript Line Edits include a 90-minute follow-up phone call or video chat, or one email question and answer session.

 

EDITING & PROOFREADING - MARKETING COPY

Contact us for a FREE consultation & a quote for edits to Marketing Copy.

 

Read what some of our clients have to say about our Editing Services on our Client Testimonial page!