Choose from the following editorial services:
Proofreading – $.008/word
Proofreading services are available for those with a manuscript in need of a light review for basic errors and are typically obtained after a work has been professionally edited.
Basic Copyediting – $.01/word
Basic Editing is the first level of copyediting. Copyediting includes a line-by-line review of the manuscript for basic and typographical errors.
Moderate Copyediting – $.013/word
Moderate Editing includes all services listed under Basic Editing, as well as a review of the manuscript for sentence clarity, word choice, and tone.
Extensive Copyediting – starting at $.016/word
Extensive Editing includes all services listed under Moderate Editing, as well as a review of the manuscript for content development, flow/transitions, awkward sentences, and overall presentation.
Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review) – $599.00
An Editorial Evaluation offers authors the chance to have their work read and critiqued prior to the editing process.
Why Choose Professional Copyediting?
Your manuscript is complete!
Now why should you want a professional copyedit when you’ve gone over it a hundred times?
You have completed the beginning drafts of your manuscript but question whether the story or information is presented in the clearest or most concise manner. (Have you maintained point of view and tense throughout? Are the characters strong enough? Does the story seem interesting? If the work is non-fiction, have you presented the facts in a way that is clear and concise? Is the material well-organized and easy to understand?) This is where a manuscript evaluation would be useful. An evaluation (developmental review) can point out areas of weakness or confusion, suggest content reorganization, or help you remove redundant or extraneous content. Occasionally, major reorganization needs are discovered during the copyediting process, which can be far less cost-effective. This is because once major changes are made to the copy, a new copyedit should be completed. If you feel your manuscript might need substantive revision, an initial evaluation is almost always a good first step.
Author’s Final Draft: Copyediting
Your manuscript evaluation and corrections are complete. You have gone through it countless times and are finally ready to begin pursuing production. This would be a good time to have your work copyedited. Because you are so close to the work, it is easy to miss crucial errors. One reason for this is because the human brain tends to supply us with the information we expect to see. A copyeditor can catch many of the things you may have been unable to catch, as well as help you to increase the overall readability of your work. This can include correcting sentence structure, increasing clarity, re-writing awkward sentences, adjusting dialogue, and enhancing flow.
You have gone through the editorial corrections, made the suggested changes to your copy, and completed reviewing author queries and subsequent adjustments. Whew! At this stage, you may consider sending your work straight to the publisher, or you may consider having your work proofread. Proofreading is almost always a worthwhile process simply because there is almost always something new to catch. This does not necessarily mean that the editor did a poor job in editing your manuscript or that you did a poor job in making the suggested changes. The fact of the matter is, it is rare when a traditionally published book sees less than three different editors. (A developmental editor, a copyeditor, and a proofreader.)