Copyediting

Your manuscript is complete!
Now why should you want a professional copyedit when you’ve gone over it a hundred times?

You are finally ready to begin pursuing production. Wait! This would be a good time to have your work copyedited. Because you are so close to the work, it is easy to miss crucial errors. One reason for this is because the human brain tends to supply us with the information we expect to see. A copyeditor can catch many of the things you may have been unable to catch, as well as help you to increase the overall readability of your work. This can include correcting sentence structure, increasing clarity, re-writing awkward sentences, adjusting dialogue, and enhancing flow.

Proofreading
Base Rate: $.008/word
Turnaround: 2-3 weeks

Proofreading services are available for those with a manuscript in need of a light review for basic errors and are typically obtained after a work has been professionally edited. Proofreading services may also be beneficial for those who have manually entered their editorial changes into a new document (as this can generate typographical errors) or for those who have had their work extensively edited. Often, extensive edits require a proofread or basic edit in order to determine that marked changes have been properly made.
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Basic Editing
Base Rate: $.01/word
Turnaround: 2-4 weeks

Basic Editing is the first level of copyediting. Copyediting includes a line-by-line edit of the manuscript for typographical errors, misspelled words, punctuation, incorrect usage (effect/affect), and consistency/standardization.
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Moderate Editing
Base Rate: $.013/word
Turnaround: 2-4 weeks

Moderate Editing is the second level of copyediting. This level includes a line-by-line edit of the manuscript for typographical errors, misspelled words, punctuation, incorrect usage (effect/affect), consistency/standardization, sentence clarity, word choice, redundancies and/or inaccuracies in text, and maintenance of tone/voice.
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Extensive Editing
Base Rate: starting at $.016/word
Turnaround: 3-5 weeks

Extensive Editing is the third level of copyediting. This level includes a line-by-line edit of the manuscript for for typographical errors, misspelled words, punctuation, incorrect usage (effect/affect), consistency/standardization, sentence clarity, word choice, redundancies and/or inaccuracies in text, maintenance of tone/voice, content organization, flow/transitions, evaluation of sentence structure, and presentation.
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Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review)
Base Rate: $599.00
Turnaround: 2-3 weeks

An Editorial Evaluation (Developmental Review) offers authors the chance to have their work read and critiqued prior to the editing process. Though content organization and flow are reviewed when obtaining an Extensive Edit, extensive changes—such as a point of view change, plot and character strengthening, or substantive reorganization—can often lead to the necessity of additional extensive edits. A review can also provide authors with assistance in refining their initial manuscript drafts. (Please note that a manuscript review does not include a copyedit. If you would like to receive a copyedit, please choose from one of the service types above.)
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