Editing and Proofreading Services

Beta Reading

What’s Included:

Do you need feedback on your article, short story, or manuscript? Submit your work to me for beta reading.

You’ll receive a detailed critique focused on language usage, plot and character development, structure, voice, and anything else I find that may assist you in the development of your story.

This is not a proofreading or editing service.

For any work up to 80,000 words, expect up to a 7 day turnaround. Turnaround for longer documents will be discussed with the writer.

Beta Reading Rates

Basic

Beta reading and written critique (50,000 word max)

$25.00

Standard

Beta reading and written critique (50,001-80,000 words)

$45.00

Premium

Beta reading and written critique (80,001-95,000 words)

$65.00

Custom

Beta reading and written critique (95,000+ words)

By Quote

Proofreading

Give your work a final, professional polish with proofreading. I will review your manuscript, article, blog post, etc for spelling and grammar errors.

I will review your copy, website, documentation for spelling and grammar errors. If you would like additional input on the readability and clarity of your wording and documentation I would be happy to provide input on that too.

I will correct:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation

I will deliver:

  • Your proofread manuscript within 7 days
  • One document with suggested edits using MS Word Track Changes
  • One clean copy with all changes accepted

Proofreading is a high level review of your work and does not include the follow:

  • Critique
  • Developmental edits or review of syntax
  • Formatting
  • Creative rewrites

For a more in-depth review of your work, consider requesting copy editing. Please submit at least 10% of your project for review and a custom quote. Rates for proofreading services start at $.02 USD per word. For all proofreading projects, a 50% deposit will be due on acceptance of the quote, with remaining balance due on delivery of the completed documents.

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Copy Editing

I edit manually, correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax, with an added focus on consistency and other technical details to ensure your manuscript conforms to the industry-standard guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style or the New Oxford Manual of Style.

I will correct:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax
  • Inconsistencies
  • Tense inaccuracies

I will deliver:

  • Your edited manuscript in 21 days
  • One document with suggested edits using MS Word Track Changes
  • One clean copy with all changes accepted

Not included:

  • Developmental edits
  • Creative rewrites
  • Critique
  • Formatting
  • Research
  • Translating

Please submit at least 10% of your project for review and a custom quote. Copy editing starts at a rate of $.04 USD per word. For all copy editing projects, a 50% deposit will be due on acceptance of the quote, with remaining balance due on delivery of the completed edits.


Get Your Quote

Unless specific rates are outlined above, you will receive a custom quote for your project within 48 hours of your submission. Please include any special requests or questions in the Additional Information section of the form.

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