Editing Services

Editorial Analysis $199

The full $199 will be credited towards the edit level confirmed once edit is purchased. A checklist will be provided for the authors to confirm their focus and intended audience. A brief sample and list of editorial recommendations is provided. Our editor will recommend providing a mechanical, substantive, or developmental copyedit.

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Editorial Assessment and Coaching $300

A checklist will be provided for the authors to confirm their focus and intended audience. Our editor will provide examples and detailed instructions for the author to refine his or her manuscript. Our editor will be available to address the author's questions and concerns for 1 hour. Additional consultation is available at $50.00/hour.

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Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review | Mechanical Edit | Substantive Edit | Developmental Edit | Additional Proofing Pass


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We reserve the right to reject manuscripts deemed inappropriate for a particular level ordered and will advise you of correct level. It will be your choice to proceed at the recommended level. In other words, if you selected a "mechanical" edit, and our editors see the edit needed as "substantive", you will be told and it will be your choice to proceed and to pay the difference.


Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review   $.01/word ($100 minimum)

A short sample will be provided for author approval before we proceed with the edit to confirm our objectives. Avoid embarrassment by enlisting a professional editor to quickly review your manuscript to identify glaring problems. From subject verb agreement to the need to include a reference or source line, a cold read can be invaluable. A "reading copy" showing the edited file without the track changes will also be provided for review.

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Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review | Mechanical Edit | Substantive Edit | Developmental Edit | Additional Proofing Pass


Mechanical Edit   $.018/word

A short sample will be provided for author approval before we proceed with the edit to confirm our objectives. The supplied Word file will be edited using track changes to refine the subject/word agreement and styling. A "reading copy" showing the edited file without the track changes will also be provided for review.

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Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review | Mechanical Edit | Substantive Edit | Developmental Edit | Additional Proofing Pass


Substantive Edit   $022/word

A short sample will be provided for author approval before we proceed with the edit to confirm our objectives. The supplied Word file will be edited using track changes. The structure of each sentence will be refined in addition to the editor addressing the subject/word agreement and consistent styling. A "reading copy" showing the edited file without the track changes will also be provided for review.

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Tenth Grade English Teacher | Light Editing | Medium Editing | Heavy Editing | Additional Proofing Pass


Developmental Edit   (Price based on estimate)

Price to be determined based on the needs of the project. ($.05 to $.12/word range) Email your manuscript to tdouglasadept@gmail.com. Be sure to put in subject "Edit Price Requested". A short sample will be provided for author approval before we proceed with the edit to confirm our objectives. The supplied Word file will be edited using track changes. The edit will address the styling and organization of the manuscript. Suggestions will be made to enhance the content. A second editorial review is included to allow the editor to incorporate the author's responses and to further refine the edit. A "reading copy" showing the edited file without the track changes will also be provided for review.

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Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review | Mechanical Edit | Substantive Edit | Developmental Edit | Additional Proofing Pass


Additional Proofing Pass   $.01/word ($100 minimum)

This service is for manuscripts that have already been edited by Self Publishing's partner Adept. Having a different person look at an already edited manuscript is always a good idea as errors can almost always be found. A short sample will be provided for author approval before we proceed. The supplied Word file will be edited using track changes. A "reading copy" showing the edited file without the track changes will also be provided for review.

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Cold Read / 10th Grade English Teacher Review | Mechanical Edit | Substantive Edit | Developmental Edit | Additional Proofing Pass