Editing

EDITING

We can work together on poetry books, short story collections, and novels. If you need help outside this scope, we can do that, too.

Content Editing

Cost: $15 per 1,000 words

Focus is on pacing, continuity, and general readability of your work as a whole and not on editing line by line, so punctuation, grammar, and spelling is not part of this process. No further revisions are included.

Line Editing

Cost: $15.00 per 1,000 words

Focus is on line editing and copy editing. Many notes will be attached with suggestions and changes. No further revisions are included. Some content issues may be brought to your attention, but generally they are not noted.

Total Package – Most Popular

Cost: $30 per 1,000 words

Focus is first on content editing followed by revisions. Next comes a combination of content and line editing followed by revisions. Final phase is more line editing and final copy editing. Your book is ready to publish!

What kind of editor do you need?

Content/Developmental Editing: Imagine someone going over your manuscript in minute detail to find any style issues, ensuring the characters display consistent behavior and speech, and finding any problems with pacing, structure, theme, and overall readability. This is content editing, also referred to as developmental editing. This is where to start with your edit.

Line Editing: This is just like it sounds. Every line is checked for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency to make sure your product is the best quality possible. Helping the author with rewording or rewriting parts of the story that need revision is also part of this process.

Copy Editing: Think of it as expanded proofreading. Not only are corrections made when necessary, but the overall manuscript is checked for clarity, continuity, and flow from a more technical standpoint. Also, it’s important to find any content that may prove to be a legal liability. Copy editing is linked with line editing.

Guidelines and Tips

Making sense of editing terms, word counts, and pages will help you decide what you need and what you can afford. Our prices are extremely reasonable. If you are curious, you can find general editing rates at the Editorial Freelancers Association.

So how big is a page?

Industry standard for one manuscript page is 250 words. Four pages is 1000 words. An average novel ranges around 75,000 to 100,000 words or 300 to 400 pages.

What format works best?

Word documents, Libre or Open Office documents, Google Docs, and Rich Text format are all fine.

Ready to take the next step?

Editing is essential!