Editing Packages

2019 Prices

Please see updated Terms and Conditions 


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Proofreading starts at .0075 a word

Proofreading is done on a final draft and includes line-by-line correction of spelling and grammar. Each proofread receives only one pass before being sent back to the author. This package does not include second edit after author reviews changes. It is extremely rare that I accept a manuscript for proofread only, and almost never for new clients. If manuscript has been copy edited by a reputable editor, I will consider it.

Package fees are baseline fees. Please be aware that books that need excessive editing outside of the package picked may lead to extra fees. The fees will be discussed with the author before any work is done.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $150 (or above).

Copy/Line Editing starts at .0085 a word

Copy Editing is done on a final draft and includes detailed, line-by-line editing for sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and, if needed, other issues that do not require major changes, such as plot consistency, character analysis, and style. Each detailed copy edit receives at least two passes before being sent back to the author. This package does not include second edit after author reviews changes.

Package fees are baseline fees. Please be aware that books that need excessive editing outside of the package picked may lead to extra fees. The fees will be discussed with the author before any work is done.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $170 (or above).

Detailed Copy/Line Editing & Proofread Package starts at .01 a word

(Recommended)

This is the package recommended for every author, as well as the best-selling and best-value package. It also includes a free blurb edit ($50 value). The Detailed Copy/Line Editing and Proofread Package combines both services. This package has multiple steps. First, Detailed Copy/Line Editing (including light developmental, if needed) will be completed on the manuscript via track changes and returned to the author. The author will then make all the changes they need to based on offered suggestions. Once the author has finished this stage and returned it, a thorough Proofread will be done on the finished product. After that, it is sent it to an additional beta proofer (paid for by the editor) to find any pesky leftover missing words or small typos. When that is completed, it goes back to the author with the editor’s part finished completely. Authors then go over any changes made, incorporate them, and carry on with their publishing plan. Blurb edit/critique can be completed and returned before/during/after editing process, but blurb must be turned in with manuscript. This is the most cost-effective package if the author desires both a detailed copy edit as well as a final proofread after suggested changes have been made. This package gives the most-polished end product.

Package fees are baseline fees. Please be aware that books that need excessive editing outside of the package picked may lead to extra fees. The fees will be discussed with the author before any work is done.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $200 (or above).

Total Manuscript Tense and POV Change

First person present to third person past. Third person past to first person present. Price quotes available on request.

$50 for Blurb Editing & Critique

Need help making your blurb great? Need a fresh pair of eyes to check for errors and readability? This is your option. This is a flat-rate service with a five-day turnaround. (plus $2.50 processing)

Need it Sooner? 

Three-day turnaround: $52.50 + $20 = $72.50

One-day turnaround: $52.50 + $50 = $102.50

$50 Flat Rate for Small Jobs

Almost anything under 5,000 words, such as query letters, expanded synopses, and chapter samples. (plus $3.00 processing)

Press Releases, Expanded Synopses, Chapter Samples, Website Material, Articles, and any other Non-Fiction Works over 5,000 Words – (I do not edit non-fiction books)

Price will need to be discussed on an as-needed basis.

Facebook Groups PA Service and Review Wrangler Service: (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Want your books posted in the multitude of book groups on Facebook, but don’t have the time to do it? I am a member of over 115+ Facebook book groups, and adding more every day. These range from Kindle Unlimited to Erotica to Dystopian to Romance to Reviews and everything in between.

$30 : ONCE A MONTH/No review Wrangling: I will post your preferred promotional material in at least 25 relevant book groups once a month (25 posts). 3 and 6-month packages available. Includes multiple promotional posts on Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp’s Facebook and Twitter.

$150 : 75 POSTS A MONTH WITH REVIEW WRANGLING: I will post your preferred promotional material in at least 25 relevant book groups, number of posts spread throughout the month (75 posts) as well as coordinate any review copies/reviewers if review seeking is your goal from group promotion–which includes seeking reviewers, communication with reviewers, and follow-ups to attempt to get them to remember to post their reviews. 3 and 6-month packages available. Includes multiple promotional posts on Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. BEST PACKAGE!

Prices listed are limited-time promo prices while service is new and getting adjusted. Subject to change.

Blog Post and Newsletter Editing

Price will need to be discussed on an as-needed basis. Monthly prices available based on number sent out.

 


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