Developmental/Substantive Editing ($80 per hour)

Developmental editing addresses the following:

  • Structural issues (reorganizing, cutting, expanding)
  • Plot flow
  • Sequencing
  • Pacing
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue, scene, and character development
  • Narrative and character arcs
  • Transitions
  • Any other big-picture questions an author has about whether his or her book “works” as is

Pay for developmental editing by the hour:

 


Copyediting/Line Editing ($70 per hour)

Copyediting addresses the following:

  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax
  • Minor language repetition
  • Spelling

Pay for copyediting by the hour:

 


Proofreading ($55 per hour)

Proofreading addresses the following:

  • Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
  • Punctuation and grammatical errors remaining or introduced after copyedit is complete
  • Formatting errors/inconsistencies
  • Spelling

Pay for proofreading by the hour:

 

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