$5.00 per page. $250.00 Minimum
Copyediting consists of going through the entire manuscript in order to clean up grammar, correct typos and spelling errors, sentence reconstruction, correcting inconsistencies, and preparing the manuscript for a rewrite.
Proofreading consists of any last-minute grammatical or spelling errors, picking up on inconsistencies the author or copyeditor missed, and preparing the manuscript to be agent/editor ready.
The turnaround time for a copyedit is 3-4 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages and 5-6 weeks for manuscripts over 300. The maximum page count is 450 pages.
SAMPLES OF PROOFREADING AND COPYEDITING ARE AVAILABLE IN OTHER POSTS ON THIS WEB SITE
Editorial comments and light line editing: $5.00 per page, $250.00 minimum.
A thorough editorial critique consists of a complete read of the manuscript and the evaluation of its publishing potential. You will receive a comprehensive analysis of the work, and learn precisely how to "fix" it. It will consist of an overall view of the complete manuscript and will point out the problems, weaknesses, highlights, and believability (fiction only) of the story. I will also help restructure the work for better flow, characterization, readability, and tone. You will receive a complete editorial rewrite letter that will have an overview of the plot or thesis, discussing what needs to be addressed. The letter will provide suggestions for a rewrite and let you know exactly what works and what does not work to have a publishable piece. This letter will help you get the book on track and ready for an agent or editor to review. In addition to the overall review you will receive a list of pages that need specific changes, inconsistencies, errors, typos, grammar problems, awkward sentences, and smaller details.
The turnaround time for a complete editorial analysis is: 3-4 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages, and 4-6 weeks for manuscripts over 300 pages. THIS IS JUST AN ESTIMATE. The maximum is 450 pages.
BONUS FOR NOVELS AND NON-FICTION BOOKS: If you send us a manuscript that is to be a novel or non-fiction book (biography, science, cookbook, historical, etc) we will send you a list of four agents. Let us do the research for you and match your work with an agent that is looking for new clients in your field of expertise. Being in the publishing business we have many contacts within this industry and all the information for agents and authors at our fingertips. This is a FREE bonus for any manuscript over 50,000 words (roughly 200 pages: double spaced, normal margins)
SAMPLES OF EDITORIAL CRITIQUES ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE.
$3.00 per page ($200.00 minimum)
For any repeat authors: if we have already edited, copyedited, or proofread your manuscript we will give it another run through for a fraction of the cost. The turn-around time for this is 2-3 weeks for manuscripts up to 300 pages and 4-5 weeks for manuscripts over 300 pages. The maximum is 450 pages.
** EXCEPTIONS TO THE 450 PAGE COUNT RULE CAN BE MADE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
****WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR MANUSCRIPT WILL BE PUBLISHED.WE CAN ONLY HELP YOU CREATE A CLEAN MANUSCRIPT THAT IS READY FOR EVALUATION BY AN AGENT OR EDITOR. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO THE AGENT AND/OR EDITOR TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO PUBLISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT.