Services

BOOK EDITING PACKAGES*

*These packages comprise services at significantly discounted rates.
If you’d rather a custom quote, please contact me here.

Book Package #1—’The Easy Digest’
Flat rate of $2,500 for ≤ 50,000 words
Flat rate of $5,000 for ≤ 100,000 words

The Easy Digest is great for a relatively clean manuscript that does not require writing development, or editing for tone or style. This package includes:

  • 1 x copyediting—This service focuses on grammar and typographical errors, and will include some structural editing where necessary.
  • 2 x proofreading—This service ensures that the page proofs are as error-free as possible. Up to two rounds of proofreading.
  • 3 x book cover proofing—This service proofreads book cover content to ensure each element, such as blurb, image etc, is satisfactory. Up to three rounds of proofing.

Extras, such as developmental editing, additional rounds of editing/proofreading or consultations, are charged separately.

 

Book Package #2—’The Medium Rare’
Flat rate of X for ≤ 50,000 words
Flat rate of X for ≤ 100,000 words

[The Medium Rare is still sizzling—hang tight!]

 

Book Package #3—’The Hard Stuff’
Flat rate of $6,500 for ≤ 50,000 words
Flat rate of $13,000 for ≤ 100,000 words

The Hard Stuff is exactly what it sounds like—hard stuff. It entails difficult grunt work that involves a lot of loving attention to detail on top of blood, sweat and tears. This would be great for authors needing help with the writing phase, and for those wanting an expert eye to analyse the content and quality of the book. This package includes:

  • 1 x developmental editing—This service focuses on helping you to develop the manuscript, closing loopholes and solving content or structural issues.
  • 1 x line editing—This will come after developmental editing, and will focus on editing for tone of voice and style of writing.
  • 1 x copyediting—This will come after line editing, and will focus on grammar and typographical errors.
  • 2 x proofreading—This service ensures that the page proofs are as error-free as possible. Up to two rounds of proofreading.
  • 3 x book cover proofing—This service proofreads book cover content to ensure each element, such as blurb, image etc, is satisfactory. Up to three rounds of proofing.

Extras, such as additional rounds of proofreading or consultations, are charged separately.

 

 

EDITING — Individuals

Proofreading
$0.015 per word

This service ensures that the page proofs are as error-free as possible, but without making any significant edits to the original copy. This is great for copy that is almost ready to be published. Say good riddance to well-hidden typos and badly cropped images!

 

Copyediting
$0.025 per word

This service focuses on grammar and typographical errors, and will include some structural editing where necessary. This is great for a quick check of copy that you’re already satisfied with, or great for the second (or third, or fourth) round of editing for an already edited document. Think of this as a systematic clean-up, making sure that you’re all ready to go with no potentially disastrous typos!

 

Line editing
$0.035 per word

This service will focus on editing for tone of voice (TOV) and style of writing, and will include copyediting and structural editing of the document. This service is great for polishing business copy (think websites, product descriptions, catalogues, newsletters) to suit your brand’s style and vision. Make language work for you, not against you! This service is also great for creative writing that needs loving attention.

Still unsure about the difference between line editing and copyediting? The article “What is the Difference Between Copyediting and Line Editing?” by NY Book Editors is a quick, illuminating read.

 

Developmental editing
$0.065 per word

This service will focus on helping you to develop your manuscript (or any other copy/text), closing loopholes and solving content or structural issues. This service is great for copy that needs writing guidance, such as book manuscripts and theses, and will help you with constructing the framework for the text. With developmental editing, I’ll help you work through what’s working, what’s not working, and how we can make your project better. With developmental editing, you will receive from me: (i) a brief editorial report (either in the body of an email or in a letter) summarising what’s working and what’s not working—plot, narrative style, logic etc—and suggest solutions; and (ii) detailed notes attached to your manuscript.

 

Consultation
$50 per hour

Consultations will involve either face-to-face meetings or video conferences, with an aim to help you with questions and issues you may have. This will involve any or all of the following: brainstorming, editorial feedback; editing, writing, and/or publishing advice and solutions; and lots of organising and planning. Think of this as a fun troubleshooting session (oxymoron, I know) where we get to collaboratively iron out all the creases in the project at hand.

 

 

WRITING

 

Copywriting
$0.20 per word

This service aims to fulfil your creative vision by writing the copy that you need—for any purpose, any style, any platform. This is great for businesses looking for someone to write web copy (copy for your About Us page, blog posts etc), marketing copy, product descriptions, feature articles, advertorials, op-eds.

 

Ghostwriting
$0.30 per word

This service writes your book / speech / <insert thing here> for you. This service is great for someone who needs a little (ghost)writerly help, with no royalties or credit needed.

 

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