Our Services & Rates

  • package 1: basic editing

    Our Basic editing packages includes copyediting, which corrects issues with grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and word usage. We also suggest ways to resolve any issues we detect with organization and style. We apply a style sheet to the manuscript to ensure consistency of usage throughout the manuscript. Also known as "book nursing."

    The Basic Editing process includes a single round of editing. Here's how it works: (1) You submit your manuscript to us. (2) We edit and deliver the edited version to you, which completes the editing process.

    Cost: $3.50+ per page (.014 per word)

    Don't go by the numbers alone. Request your complimentary sample edit and evaluation to see the approach we would take to editing your book. We encourage you to get sample edits from other editors and compare. We want you to make the right decision for your book.

    In basic editing we correct typos and grammatical and syntax errors but typically leave it to you to make other changes we suggest in our comments.

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  • package 2: comprehensive editing

    Our Comprehensive editing package includes substantive editing. This is an intensive level of word-by-word editing, which may include research/fact-checking to ensure the veracity and correctness of factual assertions for non-fiction books and reorganization as needed. In addition to basic editing, this level of editing will address issues of fuzzy logic, poor argumentation, lack of clarity, and ineffective phrasing. Also known as "book doctoring" (or in some cases "book CPR"). 

    The Comprehensive Editing process includes two rounds of editing—one for the substantive edit (the bulk of the editing work) and another that includes a read-through to ensure smooth flow after you have accepted or rejected the changes made in substantive editing.

    Here's how it works: (1) You submit your manuscript to us. (2) We complete the substantive edit and deliver the manuscript to you. (3) You accept/reject/make the suggested changes and then return the manuscript to us. (4) We do a final read-through and touch-up edit, respond to any questions you ask, and return the manuscript to you, which completes the editing process.

    Cost: Starting at $5.00 per page (.02 per word)

    Don't go by the numbers alone. Request your complimentary sample edit and evaluation to see the approach we would take to editing your book. We encourage you to get sample edits from other editors and compare. We want you to make the right decision for your book.

    In comprehensive editing we actually make many of the changes we recommend. You can, of course, accept or reject any changes we make.

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  • other editorial services

    Proofreading: Corrects typographical, spelling, usage, and punctuation errors. Also known as "well book checkup." $2/page

    Extensive Rewriting: Developmental editing that reworks and rewords an existing manuscript, including organizing the contents, analyzing and improving characterization, plot analysis, loose ends, pacing, etc.. Also known as "book surgery." From $10/page 

    Ghostwriting: Refining raw material (e.g., a concept, lecture notes, etc.) into a finished product (a book or training manual). Call for quote.

    Interior Design (for books)

    Professionally-set type on attractively-formatted interior pages is the hallmark of a "real" book. Most readers would be hard-pressed to tell you what kerning, tracking, and leading are, but you can be sure they will wince a little when they see a page designed by someone who couldn't.

    Typesetting is an art and a science—from selecting a typeface that strikes the perfect balance of elegance and readability appropriate for the subject matter to designing pages with infographics and straps that help readers navigate through the content. We have the skills to transform the raw material of your manuscript submitted in a digital format such as MS Word or Corel WordPerfect into a professionally-formatted print-ready PDF. We make sure that the form of your book matches it content and, better yet, shows it off.

    Manuscripts up to 150 pages:

    $300

    Manuscripts 151-300 pages:

    $425

    Manuscripts 301-500 pages:

    $550