Services & Fees

General Manuscript Copy Editing & Critique$2.00 for every 1,000 words and the first 1,000 words are free — Editing to ensure the manuscript copy is clear, correct, concise, complete, and consistent. It includes correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, and semantics. A critique varies from manuscript to manuscript but will include suggestions for improving plot, dialogue, sub-plot, and character development. This process takes 4 to 8 weeks.

Intensive Manuscript Copy Editing & Critique$3.00 for every 1,000 words and the first 1,000 words are free — An extensive editing process for pieces that require assistance beyond what a general manuscript copy edit can provide. This service is best suited for writers who struggle with self-editing, first time writers, or writers who are stuck on portions of their manuscripts. This service includes an overall critique, a specialized critique for the problem areas, a listing of helpful websites and/or books to help the writer polish their work (if applicable), and a brainstorming session after the edits are completed if desired. Note: passages that end up marked for a complete rewrite  are not line edited but all other sections will be. This process takes 6 to 8 weeks.

Manuscript Proofreading/Beta Read$1.25  for every 1,000 words and the first 1,000 words are free — A reading of an already edited manuscript to find any missed errors and to give an overall impression of the finished manuscript. It includes a book review and rating. This process takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Short Story Copy Editing & Critique$1.25 for every 500 words and the first 500 words are free — Editing to ensure the short story copy is clear, correct, concise, complete, and consistent. It includes correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, and semantics. A critique varies from manuscript to manuscript but will include suggestions for improving plot, dialogue, sub-plot, and character development. This process takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Article Copy Editing$1.00 for every 500 words — Editing to ensure the manuscript copy is clear, correct, concise, complete, and consistent. It includes correcting spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, jargon, and semantics. This process takes up to 2 weeks.

Print Book Formatting$1.00 per every 500 words — Formatting the manuscript so it reads with consistent text and style properties then the creation a PDF file to the specifications required for submission to CreateSpace. Formatting to other self-publishing venues’ standards is also available. This process takes up to 2 weeks depending on the manuscript’s length.

eBook Formatting$1.00 per every 750 words — Formatting the manuscript into an PDF or ePub file – depending on marketing venue – so it reads with a consistent text and style properties. This process takes up to 2 weeks depending on the manuscript’s length.

Cover Design — Coming Soon

Payment must be paid in full before work begins on your manuscript, short story or article.

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