I will correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and basic grammar. Higher level issues such as sentence structure, repetitiveness, and advanced grammar correction will require a higher level edit (which is generally recommended before the proofreading phase).
I may, at my discretion, comment on plot holes and inconsistencies, but content is generally not covered in a proofread. I will also not comment on formatting issues.
All proofreading is completed using the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word – no exceptions.
I will do a single pass through your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and Commentary functions. I will correct all basic grammar and punctuation. I will also leave comments for advanced grammar issues resulting in the need to rewrite the sentence. I will not rewrite the sentences myself, however.
I may, at my own discretion, comment on plot holes and inconsistencies even though content is not ordinarily covered in a copy edit. I will also not comment on formatting issues.
I will not only correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar, but also explain how to fix and avoid these issues in your future writing. During a line edit, higher level issues such as sentence structure, redundancies, and advanced grammar are also corrected.
I will also provide commentary as well as an additional document which covers larger scope items such as plot issues, character issues, consistency, writing style, etc.
I will read the story with the following focuses in mind: character development, plot, pacing, story arc, description, genre tropes, writing style.
Content editing does not include corrections to grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. Your returned manuscript will contain comments using Microsoft Word’s commenting function. You will also receive an additional document regarding manuscript-wide issues.
.002 ¢ per word
Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $100
.005 ¢ per word
Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $250
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I will send an invoice via PayPal once the I have begun work on your manuscript. You can pay using all major credit and debit cards or directly from your PayPal account. You do not need a PayPal account if using a card.
GET YOUR FILES
I will send an email that contains your edited manuscript as well as any additional documents. These will be .docx files.
Using Microsoft Word’s track changes and comments functions, correct the errors I have sent, ensuring your story is ready for publication.
Let your reader focus on the story, not the text.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I have a sample edit?
I offer the following sample edits: Proofreading – 1,000 words, Copy Editing – 1,000 words, Line Editing – 500 words.
Due to the nature of content editing, we do not offer a sample of this type.
How long will the edit take?
The short answer is that it depends. Many factors can change the time it takes to complete the edit. Manuscript length, number of errors, and number of manuscripts in queue can all lengthen the return time. It is best to send a detailed inquiry.
How do I pay?
You will receive an invoice when the I have begun your project. All payments are completed using PayPal (though you do not need a PayPal account to pay a PayPal invoice).
Can I do a deposit, instead?
Although I generally require full payment before returning an edit, I may agree to a 50% deposit on larger projects. Contact me for more information and I’ll be happy to work with you!
Will my manuscript be perfect once returned?
No. This sounds bad, but you must understand that a manuscript can never be perfect. Even simple errors such as spelling have made their way into books such as Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Your manuscript will be as perfect as a single edit can make it. You can be sure I strive for that unobtainable perfection, though!