Copyediting and proofreading projects are priced individually based on a free sample edit of your work; typical prices are listed below. 

Just starting out? We work with many indie authors who are investing in their own books. We are happy to work with you to find a combination of services that will meet your needs and your budget. Payment plans are also available upon request. Authors who book both content and copyediting services receive a 10% discount on both.

All services include free follow-up consultations by email, phone, or Skype for as long as you are working on your book.

See the services pages for more information about different kinds and levels of editing.

 

Content Editing

Includes a multi-page editorial letter, detailed comments on your manuscript, a chapter-by-chapter synopsis, character list, and timeline. Priced at $0.012/word (for example, $840 for 70,000 words).

Limited packages zeroing in on the opening chapters or on a key aspect of your novel are also available. 

Authors who book both content and copyediting receive a 10% discount on both services. The combined package, with discount, for a 70,000-word novel would be approximately $1,700, depending on the level of copyediting needed.

 

 

Includes a thorough two-pass edit, with time for the author to revise between the two rounds, plus a style sheet. Prices start at $0.015/word (for example, $1,050 for 70,000 words).

Please submit a section of your work (up to 1,000 words) for a free sample edit, which will allow us to set an exact price for your project.

Authors who book both content and copyediting receive a 10% discount on both services. The combined package, with discount, for a 70,000-word novel would be approximately $1,700, depending on the level of copyediting needed.

 

 

Includes a careful one-pass edit of an entire or partial work. You receive a copy with edits marked using Track Changes, plus a clean copy ready for formatting with all changes accepted. Prices start at $0.01/word (for example, $700 for 70,000 words).

Please submit a section of your work (up to 1,000 words) for a free sample edit, which will allow us to set an exact price for your project.

 

Not sure what you need? For $150 we will read your first few chapters, skim the rest of your book, and advise you about what to do next. You can deduct the full price from any complete content or copyedit.

 

 

 

Book formatting

Now offering print and ebook formatting, using Vellum. Limited customization available; includes files for all ebook retailers as well as print files suitable for CreateSpace or IngramSpark. Priced at $50/hour, with most books requiring between two and four hours of work.