Pricing for Hard-Copy Editing,
Electronic-File Editing, and Hybrid Editing

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Hard-Copy Editing*

(Line Editing plus Thorough Evaluation)

When we edit your printed manuscript (hard-copy editing), you get complete line editing, which means we repair errors in grammar, punctuation, syntax, clarity, and compliance with Chicago Style, plus we may make suggestions on how to strengthen the writing and make it more creative. In addition, you receive a printed evaluation that explains all our suggested changes, and it addresses all the elements that will aid in marketability. The evaluation is like a road map to take your manuscript to the highest level it can go.

For fiction, the elements we address in the evaluation include characterization; dialogue; point of view; creative issues; beginning, middle, and end; conflict and suspense; scenes and structure; pace; voice; plot; setting; grammar, punctuation, and syntax; format; and other issues, including marketability.

For nonfiction, the elements we address in the evaluation include organization; pacing; grammar, punctuation, and syntax; format; beginning, middle, and end; plus other issues, including marketability.

People who choose hard-copy editing are writers eager to improve their books as much as possible, learn from the experience, and apply what they have learned to future books. They are people who like to have total control over their manuscripts, so they prefer to make the changes themselves, or have an assistant make the appropriate changes to the electronic file.

Even though we never share manuscripts with anyone other than the authors, the fact that we do not duplicate printed manuscripts gives some authors an extra sense of security.

For hard-copy editing the manuscript must be in standard manuscript format, printed, and mailed. Standard manuscript format consists of 12-point Courier type, double-spaced, with margins of at least an inch on all sides. This format is standard for manuscript submissions to agents, editors, and publishers.

Hard-Copy Editing Cost: $5.95 per standard manuscript page plus shipping and handling.*

Shipping and handling charges
Up to 200 pages - $10.00
201-400 pages - $12.00
401 pages and up - $15.00

For all U.S. deliveries, we return manuscripts by Priority Mail with Tracking, and the US Post Office e-mails you a tracking number, so you can track and confirm delivery. Please do not send pre-paid return postage, because you will be unable to estimate the weight of the report that will accompany the manuscript.

Send your manuscript for a full examination today! Click the Editing Request button to start the process immediately.

Electronic-File Editing*

(Line Editing, No Evaluation)

When you order electronic editing, you send us your electronic file by e-mail. We line edit the manuscript, which means we repair errors in grammar, punctuation, syntax, clarity, and compliance with Chicago Style. We use Track Changes so you see all our changes regarding grammar, punctuation, clarity, and Chicago Style, and you have the right to accept or reject those changes. If necessary, we include comments regarding issues only the author can address.

Publishers use electronic-file editing, because the method is expeditious, costs less than hybrid editing, and corrects errors without including an evaluation. Publishers send books for electronic editing after the books have been revised for concept and need only line editing, without explanation or comments for improvement. Individuals who use electronic-file editing are people who plan to self-publish, people who do not intend to write another book and therefore don't care to learn anything from the process, or those who don't want to hear any suggestions for further improvement.

The electronic file must be sent as a Microsoft Word file, but it does not have to be in standard manuscript format.

There are no shipping and handling charges for electronic editing.

Electronic Editing Cost: 4¢ per word.

Send your manuscript for a full examination today! Click the Editing Request button to start the process immediately.

Hybrid Editing*

(Line Editing plus Thorough Evaluation)

Hybrid editing combines all the advantages of hard-copy editing with the ease of sending and receiving the files electronically, plus you don't have to make all the changes to the file yourself.

When you order hybrid editing, we line edit your electronic file to correct all errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax, and noncompliance with Chicago Style. We use Track Changes so you see all our suggested changes, while you maintain complete control. We also write a thorough evaluation and send it as a separate Microsoft Word file. The evaluation is like a road map to take your manuscript to the highest level it can go.

For fiction, the elements we address in the evaluation include characterization; dialogue; point of view; creative issues; beginning, middle, and end; conflict and suspense; scenes and structure; pace; voice; plot; setting; grammar, punctuation, and syntax; format; and other issues, including marketability.

For nonfiction, the elements we address in the evaluation include organization; pacing; grammar, punctuation, and syntax; format; beginning, middle, and end; and other issues, including marketability.

People who use hybrid editing are writers eager to improve their books as much as possible, learn and grow from the experience, and apply what they have learned to future books. They appreciate the ease of not having to make the corrections themselves, and they treasure the evaluation, which explains every change to the file and makes further suggestions for improvement. Users of hybrid editing do not have to be familiar with Track Changes. Our information sent with the edited manuscript explains how to use Track Changes and shows how simple the function is to use.

The electronic file you send us must be a Microsoft Word file, but it does not have to be in standard manuscript format.

There are no shipping and handling charges for hybrid editing.

Hybrid Editing Cost: 5¢ per word

Send your manuscript for a full examination today! Click the Editing Request button to start the process immediately.

*$100 minimum per submission.

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