Manuscript Editing (Assessment)


Manuscript Editing (Assessment)


There's nothing that distracts from a reader's enjoyment like a jolting typo or clumsy language. Your book needs to be as perfect as possible, with consistent style and flowing prose. Lucky for you, that's my specialty.

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This service is impossible to price without me first looking at a manuscript. If you're a strong writer and only need a quick check on typos, the service would be a lower price. If you're on the other end of that spectrum, though, and struggle with writing, and your manuscript has dozens of errors on each page and needs extensive style and content revisions, that's a much bigger job that would require a higher fee.

Here's how it works:

1. Once you purchase this manuscript assessment, I'll send you the manuscript requirements. At that point, you will prepare your manuscript and send it to me.

2. I'll take a careful look through it, taking a random sample of pages to get a feel for what kind of polishing the manuscript needs.

3. I'll also give a detailed editing of the first 3-5 pages (this depends on how many typos I find, and how extensive the editing is - the less extensive it is, the more pages I'll be able to complete). This will allow us both to see the level of editing required.

4. I'll send you my edits and quotes for the editing fees. I'll give you 1-3 options that include various levels of changes, from the simplest to the most complex, allowing you some financial flexibility.

5. If you decide you want to move forward, choose the quote that works best for your needs and I'll send you a PayPal invoice for half the price, due before I begin. Once that payment is received, I’ll get started. The final half of the price will be due upon completion. If you decide you want to pass, at least you have a few pages of corrections, and some information that will help you see your manuscript with a little more clarity.

Things to keep in mind:

  • This fee is to allow me to assess your manuscript and make 3-5 pages of edits. Purchasing this service does NOT include editing the entire manuscript. Please read "Here's how it works" to make sure you understand the service.

  • Turnaround time varies for each project and largely depends on how long your manuscript is and the level of complexity of the edits you want. If you are in a hurry, make sure to let me know before I send you my quotes and I can incorporate your timeline into the fee.

  • This service does not include formatting.