Copyediting is $0.0025 a word, with a two-day minimum turnaround. A more precise time will be provided when scheduling. There is a flat rate of $25 for stories that are less than 10,000 words.
With a focus on detail, copyediting includes:
• Checking punctuation, spelling, grammar, continuity (no extra hands or changing eye color), repeated or awkward wording
• Ensuring consistency with various kinds of speech (text messages in different fonts, internal thought in italics, etc.), consistency in chapter headings and subheadings, etc.
• A style sheet for the manuscript, including: characters and descriptions, formatting notes for consistency, and a spelling list (if applicable; especially helpful for stories with fantasy or sci-fi elements)
• Converting from UK/Canadian English to US English can be included upon request.
Payment for services will be made through PayPal. I’ll send an invoice after you have received the completed manuscript. If you are ever not satisfied for some reason, please let me know so that I can try to correct the issue. I charge per word and do not round up, although I do add a 3% processing fee to cover PayPal’s fees.
Don’t have a PayPal account? You can use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express to make PayPal payments.
All story lengths and genres are welcome, but I will admit that I have a preference for Bad Boy Romance, Sci-fi Romance, Paranormal Romance (including mpreg), Science Fiction, Fantasy (including Urban Fantasy), Horror (including Extreme Horror), Thrillers & Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, and Paranormal Cozy Mysteries.
Sorry, but I do not work with nonfiction at this time.
Check the calendar for available dates and schedule your copyediting job today.
I live in Texas, placing me in CST (Central Standard Time). I check my email on a regular basis but please be patient if you try to contact me in the middle of the night.
Manuscripts need to be emailed on the day you booked by no later than 9am CST. If a day is booked and no manuscript is received on that day by 6pm CST, 50% of project fee will be charged and booking will be cancelled.
Cancellations without a minimum of 72hrs notice will be charged 50% of project fee.
I work only on electronic files, preferably saved as doc or docx files. However, I can work with Google Docs, using Suggestions in place of MS Word’s Track Changes and Comments. Please do not send me txt or PDF files.
I use the Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster Online, and Dictionary.com. However, if you prefer certain words to be spelled certain ways, regardless of what those sources say, just let me know.
As awesome as I am (he says with sincere modesty), it’s practically impossible for one person to catch every single mistake, although I try my best. With that in mind, you won’t hurt my feelings if you have another proofreader or copy editor look at your manuscript. In the end, it’s all about you having the best manuscript possible to offer to your readers.
Your privacy is guaranteed. I do not share pen names or email addresses, and I do not discuss my clients with anyone else; not even with other clients.
Check the calendar for available dates and schedule your copy editing job today.