We now offer a cost calculator that allows you to get a GUESSTIMATE of what your editing fee would be for your manuscript. First, read about the types of editing I offer, then scroll down a bit to the cost calculator and enter your word count.
PLEASE NOTE: The calculator DOES NOT take into account the fact that I offer BIG TIME discounts when you combine 2 or more types of editing, nor does it include options for any offered discounts or coupon codes!
I suggest entering ONE type of editing at a time, rather than all three. Then, submit your request for a FREE same day sample edit. That way, I can not only make sure we can take on your project, but I can send you an EXACT quote INCLUDING combo package discounts, coupon codes, and/or sales I might be offering!
Types of Editing Services Offered
Line (Copy) Editing
We’ll examine your manuscript, line by line and word for word, and we’ll provide you with highly detailed suggestions on ways you can revise the dialogue and narrative of your manuscript in a way that makes it beautiful and easy to read. Specifically, we will look for issues related to: spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, word choice, sentence structure, showing versus telling, readability, and much, much more!
Standard/Starting Rate: $0.02/word
Content (Developmental) Editing
We’ll scour through your entire manuscript, front to back, and using our own unique (top-secret) methods, we’ll provide you with highly detailed suggestions on ways you can revise your manuscript for the best reader experience possible. Specifically, we will look for issues related to: character development, story structure, plot, subplots, timeline, cohesivity, theme, voice, opening and ending scenes, character perspective, and much, much more!
Standard/Starting Rate: $0.03/word
Once your manuscript has been through a complete line and content edit, and you’ve made the appropriate revisions on your end, we’ll complete a thorough proofread of your book. During this final step, we’ll look for any missed or new typos, misspellings, formatting issues, punctuation errors, or any “stragglers” so you can publish your book with confidence and pride.
Standard/Starting Rate: $0.01/word
Once again, please remember…this cost calculator ONLY tells you what EACH type of editing would cost you (before any combo discounts, coupon codes, or sales) IF you were to elect only one type of editing. But I highly recommend you go with a combo package, and let me do 2 or 3 types of edits at one time. Be sure to request your FREE same day sample edit by clicking one of the buttons above or below!
LINE EDITING ($0.02/Word)spelling, grammar, punctuation
verb & tense consistency
word choice improvement
showing v. telling
CONTENT EDITING ($0.03/Word)plot consistency
story arc development
FINAL PROOFREAD ($0.01/Word)spelling
irregular content (texts, internal dialogue, etc.)
Please enter the final total wordcount (or your best guess) for your manuscript. Choose one or more packages. PLEASENOTE: These are only estimates and do not reflect combo discounts, package deals, coupon codes, or any other applicable deductions/deals that may be offered with your proposal!
Genres & Storylines I Accept
One of the benefits of having a team of elite editors is that we can accept all genres of fiction, memoirs, and even some nonfiction books. There really aren’t any fiction genres or categories we can’t edit. We do have a minimum fee of $500 for smaller projects, such as picture book editing, etc., and we don’t currently edit poetry books. However, anything else, we’re completely open to evaluating!
There is only one strict, unwavering line that we draw, however: WE DO NOT ACCEPT any manuscripts which feature any of the following:
Any stories that feature dubious consent, incest, rape, any form of sexual abuse, abuse of minors (in any form), or abuse of animals.
If you are unsure whether your manuscript falls in our “will not edit” category, it’s always best to ask first. We can often work around certain issues, but please do tell us this upfront so we aren’t caught off-guard!
Finally, please note: if you’re not ready, willing, and able to begin editing immediately, it would be best for you to wait until your manuscript is complete (or pages from being complete) before requesting your FREE sample edit.
Are your ready to become our next Book Boss Academy success story? Let us help you take your manuscript to the next level with our professional editing services. Click on the button below to request your FREE same day sample edit. Within 24 hours, I will send back your line and content sample edits, along with a short video explaining my feedback clearly, a quote for my best possible fee, breakdown of my fee, and guaranteed turnaround time (always 6 weeks or less)!