Manuscript Editing (Set-Up Discussion)

$25.00

Sharpen your manuscript for self-publishing or pitching to editors and agents with a one or more rounds of professional editing.

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Description

Sharpen your manuscript for self-publishing or pitching to editors and agents with a one or more rounds of professional editing. Edit services price based on the initial word count of the manuscript and the intensity of engagement you require.

  • The pricing grid for editing is as follows:

Level I: Proofreading

      • $0.02/word rounded up to the nearest 100 words.
      • Service includes checking for typographic glitches, spelling and punctuation errors, and basic grammar-and-usage discrepancies.

Level II: Line Editing

      • $0.035/word rounded up to the nearest 100 words.
      • Service includes deep grammar-and-usage review, basic continuity review, and basic fact checking.

Level III: Stylistic Editing

      • $0.055/word rounded up to the nearest 100 words.
      • Service includes harmonization with a style manual, streamlining the language, correcting tone/style for a specific audience, correcting for formality and authorial authority.

Level IV: Structural Editing

      • $0.085/word rounded up to the nearest 100 words.
      • Service includes deep review of the overall content of the manuscript including genre conformance, risk review (e.g., permissions problems), defects of plot/conflict/characterization/theme, plausibility assessment, deep fact-and-continuity checking.

Purchase one, two or three rounds of review with discounts for the second and third passes compared to buying them individually. Your $25 fee for this item prepares a contract and an initial brief phone call to set expectations and timelines, as well as discussion about the editing level, the number of rounds of review, and payment terms. Although this fee is non-refundable, you are under no obligation to sign an editing contract after our conversation.

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