Developmental Editing. Please contact me to discuss pricing and timelines.
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.
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 have different people do the line/copy edits and the proofreading.
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 fewer 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.
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.