Editorial Services

The prices listed below are usually discounted. All prices are fully negotiable and are fitted to the writer’s level of experience and lifestyle.

SERVICES AND PRICE LIST

*** Prices based on 1,500 words per hour***

INITIAL ASSESSMENT  – No Charge

   Review of first chapter

   Clarification of audience, age group, and genre

   Clarification of publication intentions

   Assessment of needs

PROOFREADING & COPY EDITING – $18.00  per hour 

   Spelling, punctuation, and grammar

   Voice, point of view

   Syntax and correct use of words

   Basic sentence structure, run-on sentences, compound sentences 

 Includes PROOFREADING as noted above, plus the following:

   Point out factual errors

   Vocabulary appropriate for intended audience, age, and genre

   Over-utilization of adjectives and descriptions

   Irrelevant story elements that disrupt the action

   Over-utilization of  big words and jargon

   Awkward or no transition between paragraphs

   Chapter endings and transitions

SUBSTANTIVE EDITING – $25.00 per hour

Includes PROOFREADING / COPY EDITING as noted above, plus the following:

   Story layout – objective, obstacles, outcome

   Plot analysis, story elements, and pace

   Character analysis, dialogue, point of view, and believability

   Setting, scene structure, and scene placement

   Presentation of information, divergence from story, and over-utilization of back-story

DICKENS WRITING

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING – $45.00 per hour

Includes PROOFREADING, COPY EDITING, SUBSTANTIVE EDITING, plus the following:

    Assistance with characterization, plot, setting, and recommended changes

    In-depth research 

    Ghostwriting  

Obviously, many of these elements phase into each other. From the editor’s point of view, the price is decided by the time required to meet the author’s level of need. This level of editing required is to be decided by the author. The editor will decide the time required in the quotation to the writer. 

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