Editing Services

May 20, 2016

Manuscript Assessment:

This involves reading a completed manuscript and writing a short report on the strengths and weaknesses of the work, as well as offering advice on potential areas of development.

Cost: For a manuscript of 90,000 words, the cost is $550. Prices vary depending on the length of the manuscript.

Developmental/structural editing:

This is an intensive edit that looks at the major structural issues of a work: the plot, characterisation, narrative cohesion, pace and so on. While I don’t copyedit at this stage, I do offer line edits and mark up areas that need work, as well as provide an in-depth report that looks at the potential areas of development.

Cost: The cost varies depending on the length of the manuscript, so please contact me for a quote.

Copyediting:

This process is a close examination of the language, improving style, expression and ensuring it is free of errors.

Cost: $60 per hour, depending on the length of the manuscript and whether it is a light or heavy edit.

* If you are submitting your manuscript to a publisher or agent, you don’t need to have it copyedited before submitting it.

Proofreading:

This is the final read after the work has been developed and copyedited.

Cost: $45 per hour.