Make the most of your time and money by choosing from the following editing services:

Beta Reading, a close read of your manuscript and a brief report—per word

0-29,999                   $15
30,000-59,999          $20
60,000-89,999          $25
90,000-119,999        $30
120,000-149,999      $35
150,000-179,999      $40
180,000-209,999      $45
210,000-239,999      $50
240,000+                  $55

Developmental Edit: $0.006/word

Developmental editing involves working closely with an author to assess and address issues with the content, style and organization of a manuscript. I will do an in depth analysis of the plot and character development, narrative voice, Checking for and pointing out inconsistencies in content- and style-appropriateness of language (audience, word usage, voice, clichés, stereotypes), pacing, and will include basic fact checking. A developmental edit may also include conversations about intended audience and the marketing strategy for the finished novel.

Line Edit: $0.004/word

• Spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax
• Capitalization
• Numbers
• Overall clarity
• Redundancies
• Wordiness, triteness
• Vague generalizations
• Weak sentence style
• Organizational weakness
• Lack of focus

Developmental + Line Edit: $0.0065/word

Copy Edit: $.003/word

• Spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax
• Capitalization
• Numbers
• Hyphenation

À la Carte

Query Letter Critique $25
Nonfiction Proofreading $25 an hour (one hour minimum)
Rush service is an additional 15%

I can also design an editing package that suits your particular needs. Please use the contact form to request an individualized quote.

   Notes on Services:

An estimate of the turnaround time on your project will be issued after an initial evaluation of the project. This estimate will be included in the project proposal.

A manuscript page is measured as a standard 8.5″ x 11″ page, 1″ margins, 12 pt standard font (Courier or Times Roman, e.g.), double-spaced. This typically amounts to 250-300 words per page.

I use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word, and include margin notes, brief annotations that provide feedback in the margins of the manuscript.

All developmental, line and copy edits include two editing passes (additional editing passes are available for a fee, as stated in the proposal).

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Check out with PayPal and choose Bill Me Later. Subject to credit approval. See Terms.Payment is accepted through PayPal. A 25% deposit will be due upon the execution of your contract, to schedule your project on my editing calendar. Another 25% is due after completion of the first editing pass, with the balance due after completion of the second editing pass.