Editing

Level 1 | Pricing: $0.007 per word

Level 2 | Pricing: $0.014 per word

Bundle | Pricing: $0.018 per word

Level 1 (proofread): Typically the last check you need before formatting the bookand publishing it. Proofreading comes AFTER copy-editing or any edit having to do with content.

    Proofreading checks for:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Readability

Level 2 (copy-edit / line-edit): Copy-editing is the most common service, somewhere in the middle of a heavy and light edit. With this type of editing, I check for broader things that may be more off-putting to the reader if not corrected. I also provide feedback on author voice and prose flow.

    Copy-editing checks for:
  • All level 1 Proofreading
  • Inconsistencies
  • Facts
  • Acronyms
  • Use of gender pronouns
  • Check for the author's voice
  • Make sure it's written with the specific reader/demographic in mind, is clear, and that the wording is appropriate.

Bundle: This option includes both proofreading and copy-editing. First, I would copy-edit your manuscript and send it back to you for revision. Once you’re happy with it with your revision I would proofread the final copy. I understand many writers have hectic lives and schedules, so I would grant ample time for you to go through the revision process between edits.

Which option does your writing require? Before accepting any agreement, I ask that you send me a sample (2-3 pages) of the project you wish to be edited. From that and the questions that I ask, I can recommend which option is right for you. Ultimately the choice yours. However, if I begin working on your project and later find that it requires a higher level of editing, I may ask to amend our agreement.