Readthrough & Consultation | The first step ←Recommended
Is your manuscript ready for editing? What kind? How much? By whom? This affordable service, which includes a readthrough of your entire manuscript, gives me a look at your writing and gives you a professional opinion on what your project needs and the best way to get it. If you proceed with editing after this step, the readthrough fee will be applied to the cost of the edit. Standard rates: $100.00 per project.
Project Review | The big picture
Similar to a detailed book review, a project review delivers a brief overview of your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses and suggests resources for self-editing—a lighter, more affordable version of a book critique. Standard rates: $200.00 per project.
Copyediting | The deep clean
A must for all writing, copyediting (also called line editing) corrects grammar and punctuation and strengthens clarity, sentence structure, and other stylistic issues. Copyediting comes in levels ranging from light to heavy, depending on your needs. Standard rates: $0.03 per word.
Proofreading | The final polish
The last step before publication, proofreading catches grammatical errors, misspellings, typos, and other common mistakes that mar the reader experience. Proofreading also checks for errors that may slip through the formatting process. Standard rates: $0.01 per word.
Summarizing | The sales pitch
Every great book needs great back-cover copy! A strong summary, whether long or short, highlights your work’s best points to capture readers’ interest. Standard rates: $20.00 per hour.
Microsoft Word Formatting | The industry standard
Are you finished with your project but intimidated by formatting? Meticulous Microsoft Word formatting transforms your manuscript into an industry-standard file ready for your next step, whether that’s submission to a publisher or your own self-publishing goals. Standard rates: $20.00 per hour.
E-book Formatting | The digital touch
Carefully coded for all e-reading devices, digital formatting converts your file to a clean, attractive e-book ready to upload to major platforms or send straight to readers. Standard rates: $20.00 per hour.
I offer free samples of my editing and formatting services. If you’re ready to get started, or if you have any questions, please contact me here and I’ll be in touch as soon as I can!