Services

2019 Booking

The schedule for 2018 is now full. Current clients: Please email with any project needs for 2018 to be accommodated if possible.

Booking for 2019 will begin on October 1, 2018 for current clients and October 15, 2018 for new clients. Please email or use the Contact Form then to be scheduled for 2019. Thank you!

For a rough guideline of common editorial rates, you may check the Editorial Freelancers Association here. Please note that I charge by the word and not by the hour, so you may make a calculation of (Number of pages per hour)*(250 words per standard page) = Hourly Word Count, then divide Hourly Rate by Hourly Word Count for a Per-Word Rate.

Proofreading

A proofread is the final step to make sure your book is as polished as it can be, after developmental edits, line edits, copy edits, and revisions. Proofreading focuses on technical issues such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, typographical errors, spacing issues, and other formatting mistakes. Proofreading also aims to catch any mistakes missed by previous editing and revision or introduced during edits or revisions.

Included: one pass of the manuscript with tracked changes and comments throughout the Word document, as well as subsequent email discussion and revision spot checks as needed.

Deliverables: Microsoft Word document with “Track Changes” on.

Price: $0.006/word and up.

Developmental Edit

My specialty. Focus on story arc, characterization, believability, plotting, structure, pacing, and showing vs. telling. Identify plot holes, inconsistent characterization, structural issues, point of view problems, lack of continuity, logic errors, inadequate tension and motivation, clichéd story elements and plot devices, and other substantive issues.

Included: one pass of the manuscript with comments throughout the Word document; a minimum two-page editorial letter identifying issues and presenting suggestions to address them; and subsequent email discussion as needed. Developmental editing does not include line editing, copy editing, or proofreading.

Deliverables: Microsoft Word document with “Track Changes” on and a minimum two-page editorial letter in Microsoft Word.

Price: $0.014/word and up. Estimate provided after free sample edit.

Line Edit

Focus on phrasing, diction, pacing, clarity of author’s meaning, paragraph flow, sentence structure, repetition, redundancy, tightening of the language, catching clichés, and other style issues.

Included: one pass with changes throughout the Word document and a reasonable amount of subsequent email discussion to clarify and finalize acceptance/rejection of changes, as needed. A line edit does not include a developmental edit, copy edit, or proofreading.

Deliverables: Microsoft Word document with “Track Changes” on.

Price: $0.016/word and up.

Copy Edit

Focus on spelling, grammar, punctuation, tense, mechanics, sentence structure, internal language consistency, continuity, and other technical items. Pair with the proofreading package to polish up the manuscript for publication.

Included: one pass with changes throughout the Word document and a reasonable amount of subsequent email discussion to clarify and finalize acceptance/rejection of changes, as needed. A copy edit does not include a developmental edit, line edit, or proofreading.

Deliverables: Microsoft Word document with “Track Changes” on and a style sheet.

Price: $0.01/word and up.