Services

*Special Offer $40 proof-read for up to 1000 words

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Blog Packages
  3. Article Packages
  4. Business Correspondence

MANUSCRIPTS
books, novels, fiction and non-fiction

Thorough Editing:

Tone, Flow, Dialogue word choice, Tense, Point-of-view, Sentence structure, Clarity

per hour           $50.00
per page           $20.00
per word          $0.07

Developmental / Substantive Editing:

All of the above (Thorough Edit, plus)…

Restructuring for presentation and organization of the content

per hour           $75.00
per page           $23.00
per word          $0.08

Copyedit / Proofreading:

  • Basic: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation
  • per hour           $45.00
  • per page           $11.00
  • per word          $0.05

Copyediting and proofreading are essentially the final state of the editing processing. Proofreading consists of comparing the latest stage of the text/manuscript (often final proof pages) against the immediate preceding stage and marking the discrepancies within the text. Proofreading includes any or all of the following:

  1. Checking proof pages against typesetting specifications.
  2. Checking proof pages for problems in page make-up, layout, color separation, type, etc.
  3. Checking proof pages against an editorial style sheet and/or manual for inconsistencies in style.
  4. Reading for typographical errors and/or sense without reading against the copy.
  5. Querying and/or correcting errors and inconsistencies that may have been missed by an editor and/or author.

Explanation of rates

  1. Hourly rate is applied to small projects like query letters, or extra revisions over and above the project description.
  2. Page rate is applied to manuscripts less than 9000 words.
  3. Word rate is applied to manuscripts 30 pages and over (9000 words+).

Terms and Conditions for Manuscripts
Submissions
A writing sample consisting of a one or two chapters of the manuscript is requested in order to help us determine the level of editing that is necessary.

A contract will be negotiated that is acceptable to both parties.


BLOG PACKAGES

If you produce weekly or monthly blogs, save on one of my editing packages.

  • 5 Blogs            $200                             or $40 each
  • 15 Blogs          $540                             or $180 month for 3 months ($36 each)
  • 30 Blogs          $1020                           or $170 month for 6 months ($34 each)
  • 60 Blogs          $1800                           or $150 a month for a year ($30 each)

Terms and conditions for Blogs
limit of 350 per blog. Blogs exceeding the word count will be treated as an additional blog: (360-700 words = 2 blogs, 701-800 words = 3 blogs).

  • Rush rates are 1.5 times the regular rate. Rush is defined as a project requiring completion within 1 business day.

ARTICLE PACKAGES

  • Up to and including 600 words                     $110 | comprehensive edit
  • 600 words to a maximum of 2000 words      $320 | comprehensive edit

Terms and conditions for Articles
Word limit of 2000 words.


LETTERS AND BUSINESS DOCUMENTS

Business letters & business correspondence

This can cover many different kinds of business documents, and so the pricing below is very general. Please contact me for more personalized quotes on your requirements.

  • One letter (up to and including 250 words)                             $50 | comprehensive edit
  • Two or more                                                                             $40 | comprehensive edit

Terms and conditions for business documents
Letters more than 250 words are subject to rate negotiation.

Rush rates are 1.5 times the regular rate. Rush is defined as a project requiring completion within 1 business day.


METHODS OF PAYMENT

  • PayPal (email invoice)
  • Cash
  • Prices do not include GST