Editing Services

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Editing – a note on editing: as I work mainly with authors who are planning to self-publish, or who want to have their work edited prior to seeking representation, my editing service works in a slightly different way to the editing process that happens in traditional publishing, which would usually involve a developmental edit, followed by a line edit and then a proofread. Most writers are on a restricted budget and so would find it difficult to pay for all these different stages of editing. There is also always some overlap in these editing stages.

So, an edit will look at sentence structure, flow, characterisation, continuity, plot consistency and style. I will also correct any typos, grammar errors and spellings. I use the track changes facility in Word and will provide you with two copies of the edit: Edit 1 shows all changes made so you can trace what I have done, Edit 2 is a clean copy with all changes accepted – this will show you how the manuscript will read if you accepted all the changes that I’ve made. Having both copies means that you can easily see the difference the changes will make, while still having the option to choose whether or not you want to make those changes. You can go through Edit 1 accepting or rejecting each change as you see fit. As well as the edits, I will write a detailed report focusing on plot, structure, characterisation, pace, setting and style, making suggestions for any changes: £4.00/€4.50/$5.25 per thousand words.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £60/€65/$80

If you would like to book an edit followed by a separate proofread, the cost is £5.50/€6.50/$7.25 per thousand words. Please note that I will provide a report with the initial edit only.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £80/€95/$110

Two rounds of editing costs £6.50/€7.75/$8.50 per thousand words.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £95/€115/$125

Two edits of your manuscript followed by a separate proofread costs £7.50/€9.00/$10.00 per thousand words. I will provide a report with each edit. Please note that the proofread does not include a report.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £110/€130/$150

Proofreading – correction of spelling, grammar and any minor issues with sentence structure and plot inconsistencies: £2.50/€3.00/$3.25 per thousand words. Please note that a proofread does not include a report.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £35/€45/$50

Beta Reading – general feedback on elements such as plot, characterisation, setting, story flow, continuity and any grammar/spelling issues. Please note that this is not a proofread or a line-by-line edit and I will only give general advice on spelling and grammar: £2.00/€2.50/$2.75 per thousand words.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £30/€35.00/$40

Evaluation/critique of self-published work: £2.50/€3.00/$3.50 per thousand words.

For manuscripts under 15,000 words I charge a flat rate of £40/€45/$50

Submission to agents – letter and synopsis: £40/€45/$50

Evaluation of first three chapters for submission: £50/€60/$70

Self-publishing – blurb, author page information: £40/€45/$50

Please note that all prices are in GBP, EUR and USD. 

If you would like a quote in a different currency then do get in touch.

If you would like a quote, a sample edit, or if you have any questions at all, then please do get in touch, either via the contact button, by email at alisonewilliams@sky.com or give me a call on 07891065012.

You can also read some testimonials from current and past clients here.

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