Welcome to Blue Ink Editing!
Blue Ink Editing

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior EditorDesi Chapman, Senior Editor

Editing Team and Rates

First, let’s discuss your manuscript and your goals to establish the level of editing you seek.  We now offer full coordinated  editing—from substantive and developmental editing to copyediting and proofreading—with a team of experienced editors. Coordinated edits are managed by the senior editor to provide consistency.  

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Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

I have a decade of experience editing genre fiction and romance.

 

Editing and Rates:

One-phase substantive: $0.0075 per word. 

Two-phase substantive: $0.01 per word. 

Developmental: $0.005 per word.

*Separate copyediting only in special circumstances.


Contact: desi@blueinkediting.com

Andrea Zimmerman, Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Andrea has several years of experience editing and proofreading genre fiction and romance.


Editing and Rates:

Copyediting: $0.004 per word.

Proofreading: $0.002 per word.


Contact: andrea@blueinkediting.com


Brian Holliday, Editor

Desi Chapman, Senior Editor

Brian Holliday, Editor

Brian has several years of experience editing and proofreading genre fiction and romance.


Editing and Rates:

Copyediting: $0.004 per word.

Proofreading: $0.002 per word.


Contact: brian@blueinkediting.com

Editorial Notes

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We will send you a contract so we are in agreement on the basics before editing begins. We will 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 discuss 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. 


Editing is an involved process, but we try to maintain affordable rates because we believe good 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. Payment is required before each edit begins.