Book Editing rates
(all based upon average of 250 words per page)
Client evaluation--free: Will evaluate the first chapter of your manuscript to determine what type of editing the MS requires and to establish an editorial plan. Not all clients evaluated will be ready for editing--and this evaluation will be determine that. Not all MSS submitted for evaluation will be accepted as clients, but the evaluation will be fair and honest.
Basic edit-- single editorial pass: proofreading (typos and spelling errors), copy editing (grammar, syntax, construction), and a style edit (continuity, awkward phrasing, eliminate slang and cliche, and generally polish tone and language) --
$.025 per word
Content edit--single editorial pass: basic edit, plus analysis and recommendations on character development and dynamics, plot arcs, voice and point of view, dialogue, description, use of language and style. Will flag things that don't work and make recommendations on how to address the issue.
$.030 per word
Developmental edit--two editorial passes: Content editing pass, author makes corrections and returns the MS for a second editing pass. Will also identify writer tics--authorial pet phrases, constructions, structures, rhythms, and habits.
$.035 per word
Deep developmental edit--multiple editorial passes. Two developmental editing passes with corrections. Deep plot analysis. Final proofing/content edit.
$.040 per word
Author mentoring--perfect for the indie author. This creates a developmental relationship between the author and an editor, which affords a writer the necessary guidance to build stronger writing habits and a career. Includes regular email communication and counseling. Cost will depend upon the writer's needs
Flat monthly fee -- email for rates
Other Editing Rates:
Proofing edit for articles/blogs/op eds/columns-- $2 per page
Proofing edit for articles/blogs/op eds/columns 2000-5000 words: $ 2.50 per page
Rush edit--can turn over any article/blog/op eds/columns under 10,000 words in 2 hours with notice $3.00 per page
Website copyediting-- flat rate $15.00 per hour (does not include coding)
Ghostwriting--please contact via email
Copyediting mentor--will copyedit all your articles each month. Flat monthly rate, please contact via email