process and price for authors…

is your work ready for a PROOFREAD?

here’s more info to help you decide.

a proofread will catch errors in....

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Inconsistencies
  • Spacing
  • Bad editorial habits
  • Edit tracking

a proofread will not catch errors in....

  • Word usage
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Formatting
  • Dialogue issues
  • Copy Edit (below)

the price to proofread is less than you think....

$30.00 per hour

STANDARD TEXT is proofread at approximately 7-10 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $3.00 to $4.25 per page, or approximately .01 cent to .02 cents per word.

DIFFICULT TEXT is proofread at approximately 5-7 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $4.25 to $6.00 per page, or approximately .02 cents to .03 cents per word.

Projects are quoted by the hour, tracked in 15 minute intervals, or by the total project (an agreed upon total). See DETAILS for more information.

A page, in industry standard, is generally 250 words, and encompasses the entire project. Standard text is simple text. Difficult text can include content translated from another language, academic or foreign terminology, or content needing a higher degree of focus.

will a COPY EDIT make your work sing soprano?

this is what it will do.

a copy edit will deal with....

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Inconsistencies
  • Spacing
  • Bad editorial babits
  • Word usage
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Basic formatting
  • Dialogue issues
  • Edit tracking
  • One-on-one review

a copy edit will not do the following....

  • Alter your voice, your intent
  • Adjust pacing or flow
  • Rewrite your manuscript (you will)
  • Address developmental issues (developmental edit below)

copy editing is essential and worth every penny....

$40.00 per hour

STANDARD TEXT is copy edited at approximately 4-7 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $5.75 to $10.00 per page, or approximately .02 cents to .04 cents per word.

DIFFICULT TEXT is copy edited at approximately 2-4 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $10.00 to $20.00 per page, or approximately .04 cents to .08 cents per word.

Projects are quoted by the hour, tracked in 15 minute intervals, or by the total project (an agreed upon total). See DETAILS for more information.

A page, in industry standard, is generally 250 words, and encompasses the entire project. Standard text is simple text. Difficult text can include content translated from another language, academic or foreign terminology, or content needing a higher degree of focus.

not quite sure a DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT is what you need?

the details will help you decide.

a developmental edit can....

  • Hone your voice
  • Clarify your story intent
  • Reorganize ideas for coherence
  • Suggest expansion or tightening
  • Catch inconsistencies
  • Question research accuracy
  • Spot plot holes
  • Audit tension
  • Evaluate character development
  • Address dialogue issues
  • Organize timeline
  • Suggest pacing and flow changes
  • Spot grammar habits and issues
  • Strengthen setting or world building
  • Edit tracking
  • Correct formatting
  • Provide one-on-one review

a developmental edit cannot....

  • Rewrite your manuscript (you will)
  • Alter voice, tone, purpose
  • Edit spelling and grammar issues (copy edit)
  • Establish marketing stragegies
  • Provide representation or publishing

a developmental edit costs....

$50.00 per hour

STANDARD TEXT is developmentally edited at approximately 3-5 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $10.00 to $17.00 per page, or approximately .04 cents to .07 cents per word.

DIFFICULT TEXT is developmentally edited at approximately 1-3 pages per hour. At an average of 250 words per page (industry standard), this equates to $17.00 to $50.00 per page, or approximately .07 cents to .20 cents per word.

Projects are quoted by the hour, tracked in 15 minute intervals, or by the total project (an agreed upon total). See DETAILS for more information.

A page, in industry standard, is generally 250 words, and encompasses the entire project. Standard text is simple text. Difficult text can include content translated from another language, academic or foreign terminology, or content needing a higher degree of focus.

is a TOTAL REWRITE or a GHOST WRITE what you want?

your story means everything.

a total rewrite or ghost written manuscript will include....

  • Timeline
  • Budget
  • Questionnaire
  • Preliminary strategy session
  • Research
  • Plotting and planning
  • Manuscript creation
  • Approval drafts
  • Ongoing editing
  • Scheduled consultations
  • Final edit
  • Final review
  • Complete manuscript
  • Query letter, if required

who knew having an award winning author write your manuscript from scratch could cost so little....

Ghost Writing or Total Rewrite is $25,000 to $45,000.

Exact quote provided based on specific project, and standard 50,000 to 80,000 word manuscript.

got the GOOEY STUFF between the sofa cushions?

sometimes what you need doesn’t sit well on the couch.  It falls between the cushions. Need something like a developmental edit but not so in-depth? No problem, I’ve got you covered. A MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION should do the trick. Prefer a simple READ-AND-CRITIQUE instead? Great way to cut early problems at the knees. Worried about your budget? Don’t worry, there are always options.

we’ll chat, have a look over your work, and decide how best to tackle the issues, together.

like what you see but need to know more?

seen enough to know what you need?