Copyediting projects and content + copyediting projects are priced individually based on a free sample edit of your work. 

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.

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

The full package: $1,000 for up to 100,000 words. Includes a multi-page editorial letter, detailed comments on your manuscript, a chapter-by-chapter synopsis, character list, and timeline. 

The opening package: $150 for your first three chapters, or up to 15,000 words. Includes editorial letter and manuscript comments. If you later opt for the full package, you can deduct the entire price of this edit. 

Plot or character analysis: $500 for up to 100,000 words. Zero in on one of the key aspects of your novel to find out what’s working and what’s not. Includes editorial letter (and sometimes charts!) but does not include comments on the manuscript.

 
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CONTENT + COPYEDITING

Starting at $0.015/word (for example, $1,200 for 80,000 words), this is our most popular offering. You receive both content and copyediting at a discounted rate (priced separately, a 80,000-word book would cost $1,800). The work is completed in two rounds, with time for you to revise your work before copyediting begins. 

Please submit a section of your work (up to 2,000 words) for a free sample edit, which will allow us to set an exact price for your project.

 

COPYEDITING

Includes a thorough two-pass edit of an entire or partial work, using Word's Track Changes feature, plus a style sheet for full works. Prices start at $0.01/word (for example, $800 for 80,000 words).

Please submit a section of your work (up to 2,000 words) for a free sample edit, which will allow us to set an exact price for your project.

 

 

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 $0.007/word (for example, $560 for 80,000 words).

Please submit a section of your work (up to 2,000 words) for a free sample edit, which will allow us to set an exact price for your project.

 

Not sure what you need? For $100 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.