Structural Editing

A structural edit involves an initial evaluation of your manuscript to determine clarity in the organization, language, and tone of the story, as well as checking for inconsistencies in plot, flow, and characterization. This also includes basic fact checking where needed. A report is provided offering comments and suggestions for developmental and technical issues.

$0.008 per word

Copy Editing

Editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics, internal consistency of facts, and outstanding issues with plot and timeline. Includes suggestions to improve clarity of expression.

$0.00625 per word

Proofreading

This is usually the final read-through of your edited manuscript. Includes checking for style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. It is assumed by this point your manuscript has already been edited and errors should be minimal.

$0.004 per word

The Whole Shebang

Includes a structural edit, copy edit, and proof.

$0.018 per word

Terms and conditions:
1. Please contact in advance for availability. A signed contract is required to confirm booking.
2. No final changes will be made to the manuscripts themselves: all changes and suggestions will be noted using Tracked Changes and comments in Word, Open Office, or Pages. Manuscripts are edited using the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam Webster as references, unless otherwise directed.
3. An initial quote based on approximate word count will be provided upon request. Invoice based on actual word count provided upon submission of completed manuscript. Fifty (50) percent of project cost will be payable upon submission of manuscript. Any changes to manuscript prior to arranged schedule will be accepted; final invoice will be adjusted in reflection of any changes to word count. Please refer to terms in contract for any changes to manuscript once editing has commenced. Final invoice to be paid in full before edited manuscript is returned. All prices quoted in US Dollars.

Scheduling:
A one-week block will be booked for short stories and novellas; two weeks for novels of all lengths. “Rush” jobs (except for structural editing) will work on the following timeline for an additional $100.00 fee, but MUST be booked well in advance.

0-10k words: 2 days
Add 1 day for each additional 10k words.