Rates and Services
The Write Edit, LLC offers a range of rates and services to fit your editorial needs. The pay structure is simple: I offer you a guaranteed flat rate. You will always know in advance what your project will cost.
Agents and publishers will rarely, if ever, give you a second chance if your manuscript submission isn’t in perfect shape. If there are typos or other editorial issues, your manuscript will end up in the circular file—quickly! Make sure your book, website, or document is in superb condition before submitting it to anyone.
I will honestly evaluate your manuscript and offer you an appropriate quote based on how much editing it needs. I do whatever it takes to get your work in the best shape it can be. I will also pay special attention to areas you may have concerns about, such as problems with punctuation, grammar, character, flow, or coherency.
I provide thorough, honest feedback. I do not cut corners.
• I will offer you an exact cost for proofreading or editing after evaluating your manuscript. Send the final word count and the document in Word to: Valerie@TheWriteEdit.com
These are some brief descriptions of the kinds of editing that I use to get your book into great shape.
1) Proofreading will catch all those minor mistakes that were missed, such as typos, misspellings, spacing problems, and formatting errors. This also includes fixing minor issues that the copyeditor might have missed. This is the last step in the editorial process and is something I offer if your manuscript or document has already been copyedited. If your document has not been properly copyedited, I might perform a light copyedit/proofread.
2) Copyediting corrects grammar, punctuation, syntax, subject-verb agreement, awkward wording, and anything that is confusing, ambiguous, or inconsistent.
3) Substantive editing (content editing, or line editing) concentrates on word usage, tone, structure, style, logic, accuracy, flow, dialogue, organization, plot, and cohesiveness. I look for what is working and what is not. I will note inconsistencies, plot holes, areas of confusion, and areas for improvement. This is ideal for someone whose manuscript would benefit from an edit that explores deeper issues. A substantive edit involves seeing the “big picture” and concentrates less on the technical aspects of the manuscript, although I will copyedit as I go along. If the author has reworked the text following this edit, he/she will sometimes require a copyedit/proofread following this edit and can receive one at a discounted, negotiated rate.
4) Manuscript Evaluation
You will receive a full, professional in-depth analysis of your work, to include commentary on character, plot, story, pacing, setting, flow, and any other issues specific to your manuscript. I will suggest what is working and what isn’t.
This is similar to a substantive edit but is offered as a separate document. There are no in-text edits. This is perfect for someone who is unsure whether his or her manuscript is ready for an editor to take a pen to the story. If you still have questions about areas of your manuscript, choose a manuscript evaluation. If you decide to do an edit following the evaluation, you will receive a 15% discount.
Rates for a manuscript evaluation:
up to 25,000 words – $350
25,001 to 50,000 words – $495
50,001 to 100,000 words – $595
100,001 to 150,000 words – $695
150,001 to 175,000 words – $795
175,001 to 200,000 words – $895
Please go to the “Contact Us” page to submit your work for a quote and sample edit.
Web content, magazine articles, and e-zine articles are our specialty. Please click “Contact Us,” give us the details on your writing needs, and we will promptly offer you a quote.
*There is a $45 minimum for all editing and writing work.