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Free sample edit up to 5 pages.
Prices: $1.85 per page includes two rounds of edits ($75.00 each additional round). Pages must be double-spaced and 12 pt font.
Round 1: Creative content, writing style, and language used within the text. Examples of content edits: pacing, plot holes, character discrepancies, redundancies, confusing dialogue or narrative, weak transitions, run-on sentences.
Round 2: The polishing of the manuscript. This ensures the manuscript’s syntax is smooth, grammatical convention is followed, the wording is proper and precise, and punctuation is appropriately placed. The copy editor checks for any inconsistencies and overused words or punctuation and may recommend changes in formatting. Copy refers to written or typewritten text for typesetting, printing, publication, broadcast or other independent distribution. A copy editor should be knowledgeable of style manuals such as APA or CMoS. Copy editing is done before proofreading (the last step in the editorial cycle.)
Proofreading: 1.00 per page. Pages must be double-spaced and 12 pt font.
Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to detect and correct production errors of text or art. The task is not revision but correction, making sure that no typographical or grammatical errors or misspellings remain in the manuscript or were introduced during editing. Proofreaders are expected to be consistently accurate by default because they occupy the last stage of typographic production before publication. A proofreader must also be knowledgeable of style manuals.
Light Developmental Edits
Prices: $50 (20,000 words and under) $100 (up to 60,000) $150 (up to 90,000) $200 (up to 120,000). Developmental editing looks at content and structure. Is the plot believable? Are there holes in the plot or inconsistencies in your characters? Is the proper audience targeted? Are the chapters arranged in a logical sequence? Are there areas of confusion for the reader?
Depending on the manuscript, a report may be written with issues and suggestions, specific items may be listed per chapter, or inline suggestions and comments made per track changes. This is for the author looking for some direction in a new genre, or the author who has a completed manuscript but needs some guidance on specific issues, plot or characterization. This is NOT a deep developmental edit with complete line edits per chapter. Prices include one round.
Professional Beta Reading
Price: $15 per 20,000 words
Professional beta reading is performed by one of our editors and includes a questionnaire completed after reading the manuscript. The beta looks for passages that were skimmed, words or conversations that seemed out of place, loose ends, inconsistencies, moments that just didn’t work, pacing, and overall feel.
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