Services We Offer:

An editorial letter critiques the main points of the story, including character development, world building, and plot. This is a broad look at your book, addressing overarching problems.

  • For manuscripts up to 30,000 words: $150
  • For manuscripts up to 60,000 words: $300
  • For manuscripts 60,000-80,000 words: $375
  • For manuscripts 80,000-100,000 words: $450
  • For manuscripts above 100,000 words: Please get in touch for a quote.

Keep in mind:
No in-line comments will be included with the editorial letter.
The following services are charged at an hourly rate, counted by the quarter-hour, because we feel that is most fair to our clients.

For a look at standard industry rates, please click here.

Interested in a per-word rate? Read this post first.

This is the most intense form of editing, which considers the story as a whole to ensure a seamless, engrossing plot told with realistic yet captivating characters. This stage will most drastically reshape your story, suggesting reorganization and the removal/addition of sections, or entire scenes, and offering specific recommendations to improve the overall depth and quality of your plot, world building, and characters.

Keep in mind:
Developmental editing includes both concrete, in-line suggestions and a detailed editorial letter.
COPY EDITING: $55/hour
This round of editing meticulously goes through your text, polishing word choice and style, correcting any problems with grammar or syntax, and catching any inconsistencies remaining from the revision process.

Keep in mind:
Copy editing assumes that problems of plot, world building, or characterization have been handled in previous rounds of editing.

This is the final polish done to catch typos, lingering grammatical mistakes, and basic formatting issues, performed once the content itself does not need any correction.

To ensure fresh eyes for your project’s proofreading, if one of our editors performed your developmental or copy edit, the other would perform your proofread.

Keep in mind:
If any of your content will change, hold off on having your text proofread, as it will need to be proofread again once those changes are incorporated.