Proofread work is the mark of professional work. Whether it’s the proposal or the actual manuscript, sloppy work makes a poor impression. An error-free project is simply easier and more pleasant to read. While proofreading your own work is an important step in the writing process, it is not foolproof. When you have worked on a project for hours, days, or years, your brain starts to see what it means for a reader to see.
We want to work with you to represent the eye and ear of the reader – a viewpoint that none of us can have on our own work. We are comfortable with self-publishing and know that there can be significant benefits to self-publishing. An amazing editor-author relationship develops even more importance in self-publishing. Proofreading and editing will save you heartache and financial resources. A more perfect manuscript will lead to a higher likelihood of being picked up by a publisher and a higher likelihood of being recommended and passed along – the best marketing for self-published authors.
We value efficiency and charge by project, not by hour.
When you send in your project, you will be provided with a quote for turn-around time and billing rate before starting the project. Each page is read through twice — once for proofreading and editing and once again through the edited copy. We have separate rates for proofreading and editing. Copy editing includes a review of clarity, structure, style, and (to a certain extent) content. Proofreading primarily covers grammar.
We have specialized editors in your subject.
We have accepted work in topics from micro-economics to multiculturalism, parenting and nutrition and have specialists with entry-level knowledge of engineering topics including Thermodynamics and Statics and graduate level knowledge of speech and hearing related biology, functioning, and disabilities. At this time, we work only with non-fiction, including literary non-fiction.
Consulting & editing is billed on an hourly basis at $45/hour. Ask for an estimate!
Manuscript Editing and Proofreading:
Billed at $.01-$.03 per word. A 20-page sample of your document will be needed to provide an accurate quote.
Billed on a monthly basis, blog editing starts at $45 for 6-8 posts (2-2500 words) and goes up to $100 for 15 posts (4500 words). Feeling prolific? $300 gets you unlimited editing for the month. Interested in having me SEO each post as well? Add 25% to the cost of your editing package.
Social Media Link Bait:
$150 for 10 posts or images.