Professional Editing for Writers, by Writers

 

Don’t let errors ruin your reader’s experience, have your manuscript professionally edited!

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PROOFREADING

The editor 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).

The editor may, at their discretion, comment on plot holes and inconsistencies, but content is generally not covered in a proofread. The editor will also not comment on formatting issues.

All proofreading is completed using the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word – no exceptions.

COPY EDITING

The editor will do a single pass through your manuscript using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and Commentary functions. They will correct all basic grammar and punctuation, as well as leave comments for advanced grammar issues resulting in the need to rewrite the sentence. Please note, these will be suggestions on how to improve your writing, the editor will not to do the rewriting. 

They may, at their own discretion, comment on plot holes and inconsistencies even though content is not ordinarily covered in a copy edit. They will also not comment on formatting issues.

LINE EDITING

The editor 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.

The editor will also provide commentary and an additional document that covers larger scope items such as plot issues, character issues, consistency, writing style, etc.

CONTENT EDITING

The editor 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.

PRICING

Proofreading

.002 ¢ per word

Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $100

Copy Editing

.005 ¢ per word

Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $250

Content Editing

.005 ¢ per word
Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $250

Line Editing

.007 ¢ per word
Example: 50,000 word manuscript, $350

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Raven

Raven is a professional editor with eight years of editing experience under their belt. They worked previously under the name Arynn for Frostwolf Publishing before moving on to an independent editing business. They have worked with authors across various genres for all ages and are also an experienced writer of over twenty books under a pen name. 

THE PROCESS

The process is quick and easy for you! Here’s the down and dirty.

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CONTACT ME

Reach out directly to my email: raven@ravenedits.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

PAY INVOICE

I will send an invoice via PayPal once 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.

REVISE

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!

Ready? Have Questions? Reach out below!

If the form is not working, you haven’t heard back within 24 hours, or you’d simply rather just use my direct email address, please reach out at: raven@ravenedits.com