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copy/line editing


copy/line editing

(One Round)

Copy (also called line) editing includes minor corrections like spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. It will also include notes and suggestions on unclear wording, awkward prose, tense inconsistencies, and filler words.

  • Up to 50,000 words: $90.00 (Turn around time is 12 days after I receive your manuscript.)
  • 50,000 to 75,000 words: $120.00 (Turn around time is 15 days after I receive your manuscript.)
  • 75,000 to 100,000 words: $150.00 (Turn around time is 21 days after I receive your manuscript.)
  • Over 100,000 words: .004 cents for every additional word. (Example: 102,500 words = $160.00) (Turn around time will depend on length of manuscript.)

** If you want a second round of line editing on the same manuscript, add $30.00
*** Your manuscript will be rounded to the nearest 1,000 word count. (Example: 99,423 word count will be rounded up to 100,000 word count.)

50% deposit and signed contract required to book services. Remainder of balance due upon completion and before delivery of files.

Each round of edits/proofreading come with one read through of your manuscript before I send an edited version back to you. Edits are according to the Chicago Manual of Style unless otherwise requested.


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