All manuscripts are different, and every author has different needs. I tailor my work to each client individually, so fees can vary enormously, depending on the amount of collaboration required and the degree of editorial input needed to get a manuscript into a professional, publishable condition. However, these guideline will give you an idea of typical fees. Your project may differ, so please contact me to arrange a firm quote.
Level 1 Edit – Proofreading
This is the simplest, quickest and least expensive of my editing services. Your manuscript will be thoroughly scanned, and the following errors will be identified and fixed or deleted, as appropriate:
Proofreading is suitable for a manuscript that is ready for publication, and requires just the final polish to make it perfect. My standard rate for this service is $0.015 per word, and all proofreading work is guaranteed—in the unlikely event that an error remains in your manuscript after proofreading, you will receive a second edit, completely free of charge.
Level 2 Edit – Line editing
Line editing is a thorough examination of your manuscript. This service includes everything in a Level 1 Edit, plus the following services:
Whilst this is a comprehensive edit, great care is always taken to preserve, and strengthen, the author’s individual voice; it is not an editor’s job to rewrite or ghostwrite, but rather to enhance the author's natural talents and unique style.
My typical rate for a Level 2 edit is $0.043 per word, which includes a full Level 1 Edit.
Level 3 – Developmental editing
This is my most comprehensive package, and is perfect for both new writers and seasoned authors alike. It includes both Level 1 and 2 Edits, plus the following services:
This detailed, specialist process will give your work greater depth and provide you with insights on your novel that you may not have considered before. Such depth appeals to readers and helps draw them into your story. My typical rate for this service is $0.052 per word.