OUR EDITING SERVICES INCLUDE:
Choose some or all of the services below. We cater to the individual needs of each client on a case-by-case basis.
We'll read your complete manuscript. Then we'll provide a 2-3 page report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your book. Considering plot, pacing, structure, voice, style and character development, we'll let you know what we think works and what needs attention. We'll include our recommendations for further editing.
- Up to 25,000 words: $100
- 25,000 to 35,000 words: $150
- 35,000 to 55,000 words: $200
- 55,000 to 80,000 words: $300
- More than 80,000 words: $300 + $0.007 per word
we'll provide a reader report
We'll read your complete manuscript. Then we'll provide a more comprehensive editorial report (typically between 5-8 pages) focusing on all areas of your manuscript, including whether or not you've hooked your reader with the first chapter, strengths and weaknesses regarding your plot, pacing, writing style, structure, the uniqueness of your writing 'voice', character development and world building. We'll provide detailed recommendations about how to proceed with your revisions.
- Up to 25,000 words: $150
- 25,000 to 55,000 words: $250
- 55,000 to 80,000 words: $450
- 80,000 to 100,000 words: $550
we'll provide an in-depth manuscript evaluation
We'll make sure that all text, headings, captions and images are properly placed and complete. We'll ensure that pagination matches the Contents list. We'll check all end-of-chapter breaks. We'll fix errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar, querying any inconsistencies. If we feel there are larger editorial issues that need to be addressed, we'll advise the author of this. $0.0080 per word
we'll proofread your manuscript
We'll fine-tune your manuscript with a professional eye. We'll ensure that the syntax of your writing is smooth, that your writing is grammatically correct and free of spelling errors, and that your punctuation is appropriately and correctly placed. We use Microsoft Word track changes as we edit, so all changes are easy to see. As you read through the edits, you can reject or accept any suggested changes made by us. $0.013 per word
we'll copy-edit your BOOK
A manuscript may require an in-depth copy-edit. A copy-edit is considered to be complex if there are three or more issues per line that need to be addressed. Each manuscript is assessed on a case-by-case basis. $0.0194 per word
we'll provide a complex copy-edit
This service is separate to a proofread or a copy-edit and is particularly useful for authors who plan to self-publish, but can also be useful to authors who would like to provide specific file types to literary agents or other publishing professionals. Once your manuscript is polished and error-free, we'll provide complete, formatted documents in all four of the following formats: .docx, .pdf, .epub, .mobi. These files will be upload-ready for all major publishing sites (Amazon KDP, Kobo, Apple, Smashwords, B&N, etc.) and/or to send to readers, bloggers and industry professionals. We'll consult with the author about live button links (to social media sites, author websites, etc.), email and web links and other options authors might like to include. Price varies according to the length of the manuscript and the number of links contained within it. A general pricing guide: up to 80,000 words with 20 chapters and 10 links: around $300. Please contact us for an obligation-free quote.
we'll format your book
If your goal is to get a publishing book deal with a publishing house, whether it's a Big Five publisher or a smaller press, you will need a literary agent. Most publishing houses do not accept unsolicited manuscripts; they only accept submissions from agents. Take note: it is extremely difficult to get an offer of representation from a literary agent! The first step towards getting a literary agent is to do your research, follow each agent's submission guidelines and send a one-page query letter to agents who represent the kind of books you write. Agents expect writers to query more than one agent at a time. Literary agents get a lot of query letters, some as many as hundreds each day. So it's absolutely essential that your query letter stands out, is error-free and conveys the brilliance of you and your book in 500 words or less. We can offer you advice about how to improve the content of your letter and we can ensure that it's grammatically flawless. We can also advise you about which agents represent the type of books you've written.
- Query letter proofread: $25
- Complete query letter copy-edit: $40
- Compilation of a list of ten reputable agents that represent books similar to yours who are actively seeking clients: $40
we'll give you advice about how to query agents
ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED IN US$
We use PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay by credit card or debit card. For most projects, we require a down payment of half the cost of the work you require. We work quickly, and we'll give you an idea of how long each project will take before we start. If we have any questions, we'll keep in contact so we can ensure you're getting the best possible service.
We can't guarantee our clients will get published but we'll do our best to put you in a better position to present your work. Some books need more extensive revisions than we can provide. We reserve the right to refuse clients whose work we feel is still a long way from being ready to publish. We are a small team and we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and support to our clients. We can't take on all the work requested of us and will review whether your project is right for us on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about the services we provide or how we might be able to help you, please Contact Us.