Developmental Editing: This type of editing involves collaborating on the structure of your manuscript, character development, point of view, plot, and story flow.
I will provide you with a summary report of my observations and my suggestions.
Copy Editing/Line Editing: This type of editing involves collaboration at the sentence and paragraph level, and will involve giving feedback on dialogue, word usage and phrasing, sentence structure, and other micro issues in the narrative.
I make these notations on the manuscript using the “Track Changes” feature on Microsoft Word (unless we agree on a different method).
Proofreading: Proofreading comes at the end of the project, and involves cleaning up errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, consistency and formatting. This is that final, crucial step before publishing.
I make these corrections and suggested changes on the manuscript using the “Track Changes” feature on Microsoft Word (unless we agree on a different method).
Single Service base rate: $0.01 per word.
Two Services base rate: $0.015 per word.
Three Services base rate: $0.02 per word.
My typical turnaround time for a novel is two weeks. If I am both editing and proofreading the manuscript, it will typically take three weeks, since I read the manuscript twice: once for editing, and once for proofreading.
I can complete the project faster if need be for an additional fee.