Editing Services

You’ve written a great book. You’ve worked on it for years. It’s finally time to publish…but wait! Have you had your book edited?

A professional edit will help your book be the best it can be. I will help you correct all the grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors that may have slipped past you. In addition, I can work with you on:

Developmental Editing: This looks at the structure and con­tent of your book. If your manuscript lacks focus, I will help you find the right direction and get your book on track.

Line Editing: This addresses the creative content, writing style, and language use at the sentence and paragraph level.

Copy Editing: This addresses flaws on a very technical level – to make sure the writing that appears on the page is in accordance with industry standards.

Proofreading. This is the quality check and tidy-up of the final product before it goes to print or is released online.

While it is difficult to quote an exact price without a sample edit (which I offer to all new clients), a ballpark price range is as follows:

10,000 – 30,000 words: $500 – $600

30,001 – 50,000 words: $650 – $750

50,001 – 70,000 words: $800 – $900

70,001 – 90,000 words: $950 – $1,100

More than 90,000 words: $1,200 and up

All prices are based on a standard of 250 words per double-spaced typed page.

I also offer packages that include multiple types of editing, and extra services including consulting or beta reading, at separate hourly rates. Contact me for more information.