PROFESSIONAL EDITING SERVICES
COPY EDITING A copy edit reduces redundancy and repetition, catches inconsistencies, and improves flow and readability. We’ll restructure clunky sentences and may alter your word choices to improve clarity. Some editors refer to a copy edit as a "content edit." The goal here is to improve the writing quality and clarity without affecting your personal writing style. A copy edit does not include reviewing the plot and characters for inconsistency, and your editor will not make recommendations to improve the plot. For these services, you will need a line edit or a developmental edit.
20,000 words - 7 business day turnaround - $375.00
LINE EDITING Line editing is the most in-depth service we offer. Sometimes editors refer to this as "substantive editing." Line editing actively improves your writing—not only the style and flow, but also the plot and characters. In a line edit, we can rewrite/rephrase sentences, reorganize paragraphs, remove content that does not move the story forward, and leave suggestions where we recommend adding detail or story content. We won’t add new scenes or characters for you, but if that is what the book needs, we may recommend you do so in our review.
20,000 words - 7 business day turnaround - $475.00
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING A developmental edit looks at the bigger picture—and only the bigger picture. We won't dig into grammar details; we'll be paying attention to the plot, character motivation, setting, and pacing. Instead of making changes directly, we'll leave comments where we recommend that you make changes, and when we're done, we'll send you an in-depth critique of your work. A developmental edit should be your first step in the editing process—line editing, copy editing, and/or proofreading should happen only after you're confident in the overall structure of the project.
20,000 words - 7 business day turnaround - $300.00