First, let’s discuss your manuscript and your goals to establish the level of editing you seek. Please review Types of Editing for information on what is involved in each edit and to consider what might be best for your manuscript.
We offer a range of options, from two-phase substantive edits to full coordinated editing (substantive, copyedit, proofread) with a team of experienced editors. Coordinated edits are managed by the senior editor to provide consistency.
Substantive editing: $0.01 per word
One or two-phase, depending on manuscript needs and discussion.
Developmental editing: $0.0075 per word
This rate is for special projects done separate from substantive edit.
Copyediting: $0.005 per word
Proofreading: $0.003 per word
*Please note that we do not offer stand-alone copyediting or proofreading, except in special circumstances such as a previously edited manuscript or a new edition or republished work.
We firmly believe in an editing process in which manuscripts have a comprehensive substantive edit before moving to final-stage editing. This reflects our respect for our authors and our commitment to provide quality editing services.
Special Rate for Team Editing: (2 editors)
Substantive Edit(s) + Proofread: $0.012 per word
Please note this special is for manuscripts that after substantive editing do not need heavy technical work.
Team Editing (3 editors)
Substantive + Copyedit + Proofread: $0.018 per word
This is the recommended full coordinated editing package and is especially helpful for authors whose manuscripts need both comprehensive content editing and heavy technical work.
I have over a decade of experience editing genre fiction and romance and coordinating projects as a senior editor.
Andrea has several years of experience editing and proofreading genre fiction and romance.
Brian has several years of experience editing and proofreading genre fiction and romance.
We will send you a contract so we are in agreement on the basics before editing begins. We can then discuss scheduling, payment, and the editing start date for the specific project.
Please note we edit both American and British English, and we are open to discussing the particulars of your manuscript.
Our coordinated edits offer the opportunity for you to have more than one editor work on your manuscript and give you feedback. We understand that author budgets might not allow for all stages, and we will try to work with you on what you need.
The timeline for an edit depends on the length of the work and extent of the edit. Each edit will usually take between one to two weeks. We try to maintain flexibility to meet author needs, and we appreciate author flexibility as well. We will work with you to the best of our abilities to meet planned publication dates.
Payment is required before editing begins. If necessary, we can discuss partial-payment options, especially for coordinated team edits.
Editing is an involved process, but we try to maintain affordable rates because we believe quality editing should not be beyond reach, especially for authors with multiple projects. We want authors to succeed and to benefit most from their creative works.