Services

What types of work do I edit?

MANUSCRIPTS

Books, novels, fiction and non-fiction .

My preferences are memoir, articles and non-fiction subjects.

Thorough Editing:

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

per hour $45.00
per word  $0.03

Developmental / Substantive Editing:

All of the above (Thorough Edit, plus)…

Restructuring for presentation and organization of the content

per hour  $55.00
per word  $0.05

Copyedit / Proofreading:

Basic: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation

per hour $30.00
per word   $0.02

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.

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Explanation of Rates

  1. Hourly rate is applied to small projects or extra revisions over and above the project description.
  2. Word rate is applied to manuscripts over 3000 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.

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)
  • E-Transfer

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