Content/Developmental Edits: $0.007 per word
This service is used to find and strengthen weaknesses in your manuscript. This may entail untangling sticky plot points, developing stronger/more realistic characters, solving structural issues, or anything else you want to focus on. Every manuscript will be read through twice before our notes and recommendations are sent back to you. After you have edited, you are welcome to send your manuscript back to us for another reading (included in the original fee).
Copy-Edits: $.005 per word
This service is used to find and correct errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. It also includes finding and correcting minor inconsistencies in plot, characterization, and setting. After you have reviewed the revised manuscript, you are welcome to send it back to us for another reading (included in the original fee).
Proofreading: $.003 per word
This service is used to check for consistency in page numbers, chapter headings, table of contents, and style. It also includes eliminating widows and orphans, and checking for anything that might have slipped through a copy-edit. This service includes one round of proofreads.
Beta Reading: $10/10,000 words
This service is used to get an overall feel for readability of your manuscript. This includes checking for plot holes, character inconsistencies, and believably. Manuscripts will be read through once before being returned with our notes and recommendations.
Formatting: $50 up to 300 pages (additional pages extra)
This services is used to format your manuscript for print or ebook. This includes creating a linked Table of Contents, inserting front and back matter, and ensuring that the correct Styles are used throughout the manuscript. The service also includes converting your manuscript into mobi, epub, and pdf files, which will be sent to you along with the formatted Microsoft Word file.
Live-Chatting: $15/hour (must be combined with any other service or package)
One of our most useful and unique features, live chatting allows you to speak directly with one of our editors, while working through your revisions at the same time. We like to think of live chatting as online therapy for authors. Scheduled in advance, these chat sessions can be done a number of different ways, including uploading your manuscript to Google Docs and using Google Chat to go through your story together.
*Additional read-throughs are available for an additional cost. Contact us for more details.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink: $.014/word + $50 flat fee
- Content edit
- 3 hours of live chatting
New BFF: $.008/word + $60 flat fee
- Content edits
- 5 hours of live chatting
The Minimalist: $.01/word
- Content edit
The Mr. Clean: $.006/word + $25 flat fee
Buff and Polish: $.006/word
The Finisher: $.0025/word +$25 flat fee