My Book Editing Services

Developmental Editing

£0.024 per word

If you've just finished writing your manuscript but you want to make sure the plot & subplots work, the characters are believable & consistent, and the overall structure is sound, my developmental editing service is for you.

What You'll Get

If you opt for my developmental editing service, I'll thoroughly read through your manuscript from start to finish and make comments in the margin along the way, flagging up any issues regarding the believability, chapter length & structure, character development, dialogue, overall structure, plot & subplots, and voice. Once I have finished reading, I will write a detailed editorial report to enlighten you of what's working well and how your story could be improved for a better chance of representation or indie success.

Price

For my developmental editing service, I charge £0.024 per word, but I understand that paying a large sum of money in one go can be daunting, so I offer my clients payment plans to suit them.

I require a 50% deposit up front, but the remaining balance can be paid in instalments on agreed dates.

After Care 

Once you've taken the time to digest my report, I'm happy to discuss any questions or solutions via email to help you get the most out of my service.

Line Editing

£0.021 per word

Line editing is the most detailed type of editing, so if you feel that your text needs a substantial amount of work, my line editing service would be a great fit for you.

What You'll Get

Using the Tracked Changes tool in Microsoft Word, I'll go through your manuscript line by line and fix the following issues: active vs passive voice, awkward sentences, capitalisation, clarity, clunky copy, consistency, descriptions (show vs tell), factual accuracy, flow, grammar, lengthy sentences, mood & tone, new lines & paragraphs, punctuation, repetition, sense, spelling, syntax, tense, and typos. 

Price

For my line editing service, I charge £0.021 per word, but I understand that paying a large sum of money in one go can be daunting, so I offer my clients payment plans to suit them.

I require a 50% deposit up front, but the remaining balance can be paid in instalments on agreed dates.

After Care 

Once you've taken the time to digest my edits, I'm happy to discuss any questions or solutions via email to help you get the most out of my service.

Copy Editing

£0.017 per word

If you're confident in the strength of your writing but still want to have your manuscript professionally polished before you query literary agents or self-publish, my copy editing service will suit you the most. 

What You'll Get

Using the Tracked Changes tool in Microsoft Word, I'll go through your manuscript line by line and fix the following issues: active vs passive voice, awkward sentences, capitalisation, clunky copy, consistency, factual accuracy, grammar, lengthy sentences, new lines & paragraphs, punctuation, repetition, spelling, syntax, and typos. 

Price

For my copy editing service, I charge £0.017 per word, but I understand that paying a large sum of money in one go can be daunting, so I offer my clients payment plans to suit them.

I require a 50% deposit up front, but the remaining balance can be paid in instalments on agreed dates.

After Care 

Once you've taken the time to digest my edits, I'm happy to discuss any questions or solutions via email to help you get the most out of my service.

Proofreading 

£0.012 per word

 

Proofreading is the lightest type of editing, so if your manuscript has already been professionally line or copy edited and you're almost ready to query literary agents or self-publish, my proofreading service will be best for you.

What You'll Get

Using the Tracked Changes tool in Microsoft Word, I'll go through your manuscript line by line and fix the following issues: capitalisation, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and typos. 

Price

For my copy editing service, I charge £0.012 per word, but I understand that paying a large sum of money in one go can be daunting, so I offer my clients payment plans to suit them.

I require a 50% deposit up front, but the remaining balance can be paid in instalments on agreed dates.

After Care 

Once you've taken the time to digest my edits, I'm happy to discuss any questions or solutions via email to help you get the most out of my service.

 

Making Your Money Back 

Parting with a large sum of money for professional book editing services can be daunting as there's no way of knowing whether you'll earn the money back after publication.

However, I would like to help you to earn as much money back as possible, and to do this, I offer the following:

For writers who wish to get a literary agent:

  • Review your submission bundle (query letter, synopsis & first 3 chapters) to ensure everything's at a submission standard.

  • Help you to find literary agents seeking your genre & style.

  • Query literary agents on your behalf to help you to get your foot in the door.

For writers who wish to self-publish:

Obviously, I can't help you to earn your money back without your help, but I can absolutely do my bit!