Editorial Services 2023

Developmental/Substantive Editing ($120 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:



Copy editing/Line Editing ($100 per hour)

Copy editing 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 copy editing by the hour:



Proofreading ($75 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 copy edit is complete
  • Formatting errors/inconsistencies
  • Spelling

Pay for proofreading by the hour: