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EDITING & MORE

Let our experienced team of editors, proofreaders, and beta readers help your story reach its fullest potential.

BETA READING

$0.0045 per word / $225 per 50k words

A beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript (typically before editing takes place) and provides critical feedback from the reader’s perspective. They will point out plot holes, issues with believability, areas they don’t feel add to the story as a whole, and areas they’d like to see expanded upon. You can use this feedback to make improvements to your story before moving forward with editing and, ultimately, publishing. A good beta reader who will give you honest feedback is a valuable asset to an author. Our beta reader, Chelle, has professionally beta read for #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, USA Today bestselling author Erin Noelle, and Brenda Rothert, among others. 

COPYEDITING

$0.01 per word / $500 per 50k words

With this service, you get one full read-through of your manuscript. Your editor will look for basic grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation errors; inconsistencies in tense; and repetitive words. They will also suggest alternate wording where appropriate. Light content editing is also included, which involves looking for inconsistencies and ambiguities in the timeline or storyline. Following this service, a proofread is strongly recommended. 

STRUCTURAL EDITING

$0.013 per word / $650 per 50k words

With a structural edit, in addition to what's included in a standard copy edit, your editor will also look at formatting, check facts, and offer suggestions on story and character development. Other issues your editor will look for include head-hopping, world-building, and pacing. This involves suggesting deletions, expansions, clarifications, and revisions where appropriate. We currently have one structural editor, and spaces are limited. Following this service, a copyedit and proofread are strongly recommended.  

LINE EDITING

$0.013 per word / $650 per 50k words

During a line (or stylistic) edit, your editor will go line by line, making each sentence as strong as possible. A line edit is more subjective than a copyedit, focusing on stylistic choices rather than technical errors. Your editor will help you improve your manuscript by looking at word choice, tone, ambiguities, and areas that can be tightened up or expanded upon.

LINE + COPY EDITING

$0.019 per word / $950 per 50k words

Interested in a line edit and a copyedit? You can book a combo line + copy edit at a discounted rate.


PROOFREADING

$0.0075 per word / $375 per 50k words

Proofreading is a final look at your manuscript after it has been edited. You should not book your manuscript for proofreading unless it has already been edited. Your proofreader will look for errors in typography, grammar, punctuation, and spelling that were either missed by your editor or added during revisions. It is recommended that your proofread be completed by a fresh set of eyes (someone other than your editor). The less familiar they are with the story, the more likely they'll be to catch remaining errors.

Not sure which service is best for you? Contact us and we'll help you decide. Free sample edits are available. 


PAYMENT POLICY

A non-refundable deposit of $35 is required to reserve your date on the calendar. This is not in addition to your editing and/or formatting costs, but rather will be subtracted from your overall bill. 50% of your remaining bill is due upon submission of your manuscript, and work will not begin until this is received. The remainder of your bill is due upon completion of the service, and your manuscript will not be returned to you until your bill is paid in full. If you need to cancel, you must give a minimum of 45 days' notice, or you will be responsible for 50% of your projected bill.


By paying your deposit invoice, you are agreeing to these terms.