Services

Fiction Manuscripts:

                                                               

Manuscript Evaluation: A cost effective way to have me take a look at your manuscript and give feedback about the characters, plot, and any issues. I can also steer you toward your next step.

Copyediting: This is my main service. I will correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Depending on the level of editing desired, I will also smooth out wordy passages, change unclear wording, and help with the overall flow of the piece. I can also suggest changes to improve the narrative and plot. I also offer a combination of heavy copyediting and developmental editing.

                                                            

Copyediting: I will correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Depending on your needs, I can streamline the manuscript, eliminate redundant words and phrases, and help you make your points without a lot of jargon and needless words. I am an advocate of plain language, though I do understand the desire to sound polished and professional. I also work with non-native English speakers and ESL clients to help make their work more accessible to a broader audience.

Nonfiction Manuscripts:

Copyediting Services

Will correct the following:

Mechanical Issues:

-Punctuation

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Capitalization

 

Language Issues:

-Sentence structure

-Usage issues/errors

 

Point Out/Query

But Will Not Rewrite:

-Wordy paragraphs

-Clunky sentences

-Repetition

This level will address the basic errors, but not improve the overall flow of the piece. I only recommend this for the most budget-conscious customer.

Fee: $.018-.022 cents per word. A manuscript of 50,000 words would range between $900-1100 per project.

Please contact me at:

balancingactedit@gmail.com

or

(317) 649-4082

Will correct the following:

Mechanical Issues:

-Punctuation

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Capitalization

 

Language Issues:

-Sentence structure

-Usage issues/errors

 

Style Issues:

-Suggest fixing wordy paragraphs

-Suggest fixing clunky sentences

-Suggest improving flow of plot or holes in logic

-Suggest alternative word choices

-Suggest avoiding    repetition

This level will address the basic errors, and give alternatives to improve the overall flow of the piece. The sentence structure

will be improved, and the meanings will be clarified.

Fee: $.023-.029 per word. A manuscript of 50,000 words would range between $1150-1450 per project.

My rates are commensurate with the established recommendations of the EFA.

This package is a combination of Developmental (Substantive) Editing and Copyediting. I will correct the following:

Mechanical Issues:

-Punctuation

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Capitalization

 

Language Issues:

-Sentence structure

-Usage issues/errors

 

Style Issues:

-Rewrite wordy paragraphs

-Rewrite clunky sentences

-Query flow of plot or logic

-Vary/improve word choices

-Eliminate repetition

-Eliminate wordiness

Query or Fix:

-Fact-checking

-Faulty logic

-Citations/Endnotes

-Verify ambiguous statements and clarify points.

This level will delve into developmental editing to improve the entire manuscript, rewrite clunky/wordy sections, and improve pace, tension, and character development (in fiction).

 

In non-fiction, fact-checking, clarity, and concision are key. The manuscript will be easier to read by deleting repetitive or wordy sections, and points will be more clear and understandable.

Fee: $.030-0.040 per word. A manuscript of 50,000 words would range from $1500-2000 per project.

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