Based on Review of LAST CHAPTER of your manuscript
PRICES and SERVICES
PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT PROVIDE PROOFREADING SERVICES -- ONLY EDITING
Editing gives you the competitive edge for publishing a well-written ebook.
Editing fees are based on word count and the time required for heavy or light editing for a professional, polished, and 5-star quality ebook.
•Up to 50000 words -- 7-14 business days
•50000-75000 words -- 10-21 business days
•75000 – 100000 words -- 20+ business days)
Book Manuscripts (minimum 10000 words)
BASIC LINE EDITING
.06 per word
In addition to basic proofreading, basic editing includes structure, coherence, and organization at the sentence level. Also includes editing for word choice, repetition, missing words, awkward phrasing, passive voice, limited point of view.
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING and/or rewriting
.075 per word
Developmental editing is more invasive and, in addition to proofing and editing, includes rewriting for point of view narration, content additions, deletions, and/or reorganization for clarity and precision, and paragraph level structure.
There's nothing much better than reading a great book. Unfortunately, even the best books can be cheapened by writing errors. It is demoralizing when readers return poorly written ebooks for refunds. In the past six months, I have returned a number of Kindle books for full refunds. The stories were excellent in most cases; however, the writing was not good enough for a published work.
Ebooks are not new; however, the sheer volume of indie ebooks has grown phenomenally over the past several years. Unfortunately, not all indie authors are careful about publishing a polished, error-free ebook. People all over the world have been reading professionally published print and digital books for years and years. Readers have been exposed to professionally edited publications their entire lives and this is the main standard of comparison. When you self-publish, your writing is judged by those commercial publishing standards.
It is never acceptable for books to exhibit a lack of writing expertise with errors in grammar, mechanics, or word choice. Incorrect homonym, homophone, apostrophe, and verb tense usage exhibits a serious lack of expertise in written language on the part of the writer. Sometimes writers decide to allow friends and/or family to proofread manuscripts and, frankly, this never works.
All indie authors should find a professional editor to proofread final manuscripts prior to publishing an ebook. Even so, editors are not all created equal. A good editor can correct all types of writing and language errors during the proofreading process. When an editor is not well-versed in written language, the result is a self-published book that reflects poorly on the writer.
MY QUALIFICATIONS AND PRICES/SERVICES
My qualifications are among the best you'll find and my prices/services are better than the competition:
Member of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
Member of the American Copy Editors Association.
Published author, both fiction and non-fiction, with books available in international print editions and eBook formats.
Rates are among the lowest offered by other editing services with comparable services.
Writing professor for both undergraduate and graduate composition and advanced writing courses.
Thorough proofreading and line edit prices are the same as those that commercial editing services charge for proofreading alone.
Reliable feedback explaining complicated writing issues over and above simple proofreading/editing so you can learn and improve your future writing.
AUTHORS RETAIN CREATIVE CONTROL
I am a published author and I KNOW how important it is to preserve creative control. My editing service respects and preserves your creative control. Editing will not change your content in any way but serves to ensure that your ideas and content are presented in an organized, cohesive, and professional final product.
Authors are responsible for the format, content, and correct citing of sources in their work. Work is not checked for validity of sources and correctness of citing sources. Editing enhances the clarity of your writing; all content is your own. We do not check for and are not responsible for plagiarism or copyright violations.
All written work respects copyright, privacy, and confidentiality.
Writer/Editor and Quality Matters Online Course Reviewer
Virginia Association of English Teachers
Association of Writers and Writers Programs
American Copy Editors Association
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
Let me be your GO-TO EDITOR for all your writing needs!