With a developmental edit you’ll receive an editor’s report and extensive inline comments (see example). The Editor’s Report provides feedback and suggestions on plot lines (progression, consistency, resolution), the characters (believability, motivations), handling of dialogue, pacing, and reader engagement. The editor will provide an opinion on the overall quality and publishing potential of the current draft. The Inline Comments will help you fine-tune the details of the story and make sure everything is clear, consistent, and logical.
Copy editing is an essential step in the publishing process and will allow your readers to lose themselves in your story without the distraction of textual errors and ambiguities. The editor will carefully read your manuscript to identify and correct any errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The editor will also make minor changes to the text, where needed, to improve the overall flow and choice of wording (see example). Specialist editing software will also be used to perform a number of additional consistency checks (e.g., capitalization, hyphenation, abbreviations, missing end quotes, etc.).
A comprehensive, high-value package consisting of a Developmental Editing round followed by a Copy Edit of your revised draft. This package also includes editorial support while revising your manuscript, a review of your changes, and a complimentary copy edit of your blurb and author biography.
For illustrated children’s books up to 3000 words in length we offer a fixed-price package that consists of a combined feedback and copy edit round followed by a proofreading round.
If you are planning to self-publish, our layout and formatting services will provide you with professionally styled print and e-book versions of your manuscript that are ready for uploading to the publishing platform of your choice. The rate for standard formatting, suitable for most novels, is $2.50 per 1000 words with a minimum fee of $150. For books that include tables, images, or have specific layout requirements, please contact us for a competitive quote.
We are pleased to be able to offer our clients 25% discount on a custom book cover designed by our partner WordSugar Designs.
To find out the fee for editing your book, enter the number of words in your manuscript in the box below. Note that the quoted fees assume a minimum word count of 10,000 words.