Proofreading is done on the final draft of a manuscript and includes correction of spelling, grammar, and minor sentence structure issues. It is the last check for errors before sending a manuscript off to the publishers.
$0.005 per word
A light to medium copyedit will provide correction in the following areas:
spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, numbers, hyphen use, table of contents, formatting issues, content, style, clarity, word usage, and light fact-checking.
$0.007 per word
In addition to the tasks of proofreading and light to medium copyediting, heavy copyediting will correct these problems:
redundancies, wordiness, vague generalizations, weak sentence style, organizational weakness, and lack of focus. I will point out problem areas and help you refine your vision, bringing your manuscript to a more polished and perfect state.
$0.01 per word
Not sure what kind of editing your book needs? Need some feedback on your work-in-progress? I'll read your manuscript, make notes in the margins of specific areas that need attention, and provide a thorough critique to help improve your work. This service is similar to light developmental editing.
$80 for up to 80,000 words
Do you have a need not listed here? Please contact me to see if I can help you.
All style decisions will be made according to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition, unless otherwise requested by the author.
**Sometimes a book is estimated to need one level of editing but is later discovered to need something more substantial. If I think your manuscript needs more work than I was contracted for, I will contact you as soon as possible so we can renegotiate the terms of the edit.**