Editorial Assessment $0.01 per word ($50 minimum = up to 4,000 words)
We will read and review your entire manuscript or portions thereof to evaluate flow, consistency, pace, and readability, then confer with you for 30 minutes regarding its strengths and weaknesses, ways to improve the writing, and the next steps needed to achieve Client’s long-term goals (or provide a written report). This is like a pre-edit that helps you polish your WIP (work in progress) in preparation for editing. After reviewing your manuscript, we will suggest which types of editing are appropriate for your manuscript. The full amount of the editorial assessment will be applied as a credit toward a content, line, or copy edit of that same material.
Content (aka Substantive/Structural) Edit $0.04 per word
We will identify structural and/or organizational problems and clarify and correlate parts of the manuscript to correct them (such as inserting headings or subheads); create a limited amount of new material on the basis of content and research that you supply (using APA- or Chicago-style documentation). For fiction this includes plot, setting, character development and other main elements. If the manuscript still has significant work areas, we will suggest a Line Edit (see below).
Line Edit $0.03 per word
We will improve the readability of your manuscript (including rewording material for clarity, changing passive constructions to active ones, and eliminating overused phrases). For fiction this includes topics such as POV (point of view), dialogue tags/action beats, and proper formatting of spoken vs. unspoken vs. indirect discourse.
Copy Edit $0.02 per word
For Christian fiction and nonfiction, Christy will correct mechanical errors (punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling); make limited changes to formatting; create a style sheet; and check for typos and factual inconsistencies in quotes and Scripture passages. The author must specify the source of quotations and, if quoting the NIV version of the Bible, use the most current edition (2011).
Cover Design, Interior Book Design & E-book Conversion
Our book cover package ($500) is the first step. Then, using Adobe InDesign, Christy will create a professional-looking interior layout with fonts that match your cover ($0.01 per word ). The PDF file we provide can be uploaded for print. If you opt for interior book layout (typesetting) as well as cover design, you'll save 20% off each service. We offer e-book conversion from InDesign to EPUB, which can then be uploaded to CreateSpace ($0.0025 per word).
Proofreading $0.01 per word
Christy will correct errors in punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling; check for orphans and widows; and review the headers/footers and front/back matter of your book. Suitable for projects with fewer than two errors per page (in other words, the project has already been through the professional editing process). We can work off a PDF or in Word.
We offer French-to-English translation, editing in French for French-language clients, and proofreading translations from French into English. (Rates available upon request.)