Editing & Proofreading Services

Services Offered

Line/Content Editing. I will review style consistency, phrasing, plot continuity, word repetition, and clarity. This will also cover a spelling and grammar check. (In addition, if you have crutch words or phrases you want me to watch for, let me know!) This service includes two read-throughs. I’ll do my first round of edits and send it back to you with a written summary. Once you return your revised manuscript to me, I’ll review it again, looking for the same items.

  • $0.0075/word ($750/100K words) for two rounds of edits. If you want a third round of edits, please note that you will incur further charges.
  • Turnaround time: 7-10 business days per round of editing
  • I will request your document in Word and use track changes.
  • If you have a particular style (Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, APA, etc., I will use that style guide as I review. Otherwise, I’ll assume MLA).

Proofreading. I will check spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper word usage, and subject-verb agreement. This does not include consistency, phrasing, continuity, or clarity issues. Proofreading should be the final step before publishing and ideally would come after editing and revisions. I recommend you hire different people for line/copy edits and proofreading.

  • $0.005/word ($500/100K words)
  • Turnaround time: 4-7 business days
  • I will use Word’s track changes (or Google docs if you prefer).

Line/Content Editing AND Proofreading. If you’d like to add proofreading to your line/content editing service, you can get a both services from Cissell Ink. The proofreader will be a different person than the editor, so there will be fewere opportunities for error.

The content editing will be first and will include two rounds of everything mentioned above. After you’ve incorporated all edits you wish to accept, you can send it back for a final proof.

  • $0.0085/word ($850/100K words) for two rounds of edits plus one round of proofreading. If you want a third round of edits, please note that you will incur further charges.
  • Turnaround time: 7-10 business days per round of editing + 4-7 business days for the final proofread.
  • I will request your document in Word and use track changes (I can also use Google docs if you prefer).
  • If you have a particular style (Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, APA, etc., I will use that style guide as I review. Otherwise, I’ll assume MLA).

If you’re interested in scheduling editing or proofreading services and want to inquire about my availability, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Let me know if you’re booking editing or proofreading (or both!), your timeframe (make sure to leave time between editing & publishing for your revisions, my second round of edits, and proofreading), your genre/product, and an approximate word count.

Once you decide to hire me, I will send you a PayPal invoice for a non-refundable* down payment to hold your time. There is a $50 minimum charge for all services, regardless of word count.

Service Length Amount
Proofreading $50.00 USD
Content/Line Edits 0-50K words $50.00 USD
Content/Line Edits 51-100K words $100.00 USD
Content/Line Edits 101K+ words $150.00 USD
Editing and Proofreading any $150.00 USD

How it Works

Once you contact me via email to inquire about contracting my services, I will respond to you within one business day to discuss timeline, project details, and your expectations. If you decide to hire me, I’ll ask you to make the downpayment and commit to getting me your project by the specified date. If you are late getting your manuscript to me, that means I may not be able to adhere to the agreed upon timeline as I have other projects I’m working on.

After I complete the second round of edits, I will send you a final invoice (less the downpayment) that is payable on receipt.

Terms & Conditions

Fees and Payments

All sales are final. Flat fees and down payments are non-refundable. If I am unable to complete the work due to issues on my end, refunds are negotiable. By checking out, you are confirming that you’ve read the terms and conditions.

Once the contracted project is complete, I will invoice the final amount owed, less the down payment. The invoice will contain a cost breakdown. Final payment is to be made by PayPal in USD.

When you hire me, you are agreeing to pay your full final invoice within five business days of receipt. After that time, a 5%/business day late fee will apply. This means that if your bill is $500 and you are three days late, that’s an additional $75.

Turnaround Time

When calendaring your projects, plan for delivery to be on the longer estimate of my listed turn around turnaround time. For example, a 7-10 business day turnaround should be estimated at 10 business days. The ten days will start the day I start the project (which I will communicate to you) and not the day you contract the service.

Example. If you hire me to provide copy editing services for a 100,000 word novel, and I agree to start on June 1, you can expect to receive your first edits by June 14. Once you return it to me for the second round of editing, anticipate another ten business days from my date of receipt. (Your final product delivery date will be dependent on how quickly you do your revisions and return it to me.)

If the date you require something is sooner than the date range I give, you are welcome to contact me about adding a rush charge to your order.

 

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