Editing

You may have already finished or just begun telling your story— great! Let us help you edit it! We’ll strengthen your ideas, check your structure, help with flow, and review spelling and grammar.

What You Should Know Before Beginning

We have a strong commitment to helping your produce the best work possible. As such, our feedback will be honest and frank. Although some of the feedback may be hard to take at times, we have your best interest in mind. If nothing else, pat yourself on the back. Taking the necessary steps towards publication (especially editing) take courage.

To ensure there are no financial surprises, we allow an hourly cap to be set on our editing services. If the manuscript cannot be completed in the allotted time, we can discuss adding additional hours or return the manuscript back to you with the work completed thus far.

Pricing

Developmental Editing-$40/hour                          1-5 pages/hour

Line Editing-$40/hour                                              1-6 pages/hour

Copyediting-$35/hour                                               5-10 pages/hour

3-page initial manuscript review-$30

*If you are hesitant about spending the money required to edit your manuscript in its entirety, we recommend the 3-page initial review. This will give you a better idea of the extent of edits necessary and time commitment needed to complete the project.

Three Levels of Editing

Developmental Editing–This type of edit takes a high-level approach to your manuscript and checks for consistency in the story. It will look at characters, ideas, and the story arc to make sure there are no gaps. This can also identify opportunities for improving your storyline.

Line Editing–This is a sentence by sentence review of your manuscript. We’ll check word choice, tone, style, and flow.

Copyediting–This is a spelling, grammar, and punctuation check, usually done after all other edits are complete.

Submission Guidelines

All manuscript submissions need to be in 12pt font Times New Roman, double-spaced, and with 1-inch margins. All manuscripts that do not meet these standards will be returned.

When you submit your manuscript, please add a note with the following:

  1. Title of the work
  2. Author
  3. Synopsis of the Work
  4. Stage of the piece (i.e. rough draft, 3rd draft etc…)
  5. The intended audience