I offer several different editing options. While I do edit academic writing and other non-fiction genres, the services and rates described on this page apply to fiction manuscripts only. Proofreading is a final check for errors that were not caught during prior rounds of editing or that were introduced during editing. If so, leave it as is. On the other hand, in my judgment, everyone wants to eliminate typos and hyphenate compounds correctly, and no one wants to confuse homonyms like grizzly and grisly, have multiple chapters called Chapter 21, or leave off punctuation at the end of a sentence, so these issues fall within the purview of proofreading.
It does not deal with the finer points of grammar, mechanics, and usage, nor with content, plot, style, etc. Proofreading is appropriate for highly polished manuscripts that have already been professionally copyedited and contain a limited number of superficial errors.
Proofreading includes at least one pass through your manuscript. I also offer two-pass proofreading , in which both I and another editor proofread your project and I combine the results into one document this way, you get the benefit of two proofreaders without the hassle of having to merge the changes or schedule with two vendors. Copyediting, incorrectly referred to by some as proofreading, is about understanding and implementing all the picky little rules and conventions that readers expect authors to follow.
I offer two levels of copyediting, depending on whether an author simply wants to have objective issues like spelling and usage errors addressed or also wants help with more subjective issues of style. Copyediting covers all that proofreading covers and more, but it does not include a separate proofreading pass, nor does it include content editing. A style sheet to help you and any future editors keep track of authorial and editorial decisions is available on request.
This service includes everything covered by basic copyediting, plus additional attention to more subjective issues. Essentially, this service consists of basic copyediting plus intensive editing for style, including in-line edits and marginal comments. Content editing and separate proofreading are not included in deluxe copyediting. Content editing does not include copyediting or line editing—if you want editing for both language and content, check out comprehensive editing and line editing below.
Beta reading for romance authors Beta reader application. Romance Refined's Editing Services and Rates. Editing services for publishers. I'm available as a freelance romance editor for substantive editing, line editing, and copy editing, and I can be hired for one-off projects or regular assignments.
Please contact me for more information. Editing services and rates for writers. If you're active on Twitter, I'll feature your tweets in my weekly e-newspaper called the Romance Refined Reporter.
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Why do I charge by the word instead of by the hour? If I were an author trying to budget and price compare, I would want to know up front exactly how much money to save up! It also means that if a project takes a little longer than expected, I'm the one who takes the hit, not you. However, once I've dug into the work, if it becomes clear that there will end up being a dramatic discrepancy between expected and actual editorial involvement required, we may have to renegotiate before the project is complete.
If the start date is less than 30 days out from the time of signing the contract, the deposit will be due ASAP. The remaining balance will be due within 2 weeks of you receiving the edited file. Once a deposit has been paid, cancellations will incur a fee. I work only on electronic files, and edits will be carried out using Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature. Even if you're familiar with Track Changes, I still ask that you review the Track Changes tutorial here on my website so you understand the workflow I like to use with my clients.
I usually block off chunks of time as follows: Of course, if you have a busy schedule or like to work at a slower pace, you can choose to build in more time on your end for each revision. All new clients will need to start out with a sample edit. Not only does it give you a chance to make sure you like my editing style, but it also gives me a chance to ensure your manuscript is ready for professional editing, and if so, gauge the level of editing it needs a nd see if it's a good fit for my genre strengths and reading tastes.
Grill me on whatever you'd like; I'm here to help! Is a substantive edit right for your fiction manuscript? Check my Types of Editing page. It will be as long as necessary, but 10 to 20 pages is fairly average. The manuscript itself will have comment balloons in the margins to address issues with a narrower scope, and there will be some light editing in the body of the manuscript to demonstrate possible solutions.
Premier editing is for well-written texts that require minor to moderate corrections and editing. The fee for up to 2, words is $, which is our minimum fee. 2, – 3, words: $ flat rate.
All of our rates are quoted in U.S. dollars, and there is a minimum charge of $ per job. The following rates apply to electronic editing of Microsoft Word documents (using the track changes feature) and hard copy manuscripts.
Editing services and rates for writers Perks of being a Romance Refined client You and your story will matter to me—not because you've paid me, but because we'll become partners and I'll want you and your book baby to succeed. -Standard Rate: $/word–$/word (approx. $/page–$) Copy editing: Includes proofreading and basic style formatting, as well as improvements to language, syntax, flow, diction, and clarity. This service is for well-written dissertations that require minimal adjustments.
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