Nonfiction Book Editing

Proofreading – Final review before publication

  • Check for basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, typos, and formatting issues
  • MS Word documents or PDF

Rate: $0.01 per word

Critique – Broad spectrum review for guidance to move the project forward

  • Check for consistency of topics and themes
  • Make general suggestions to sharpen communication of concepts
  • Provide notes to more fully develop the manuscript as a whole
  • MS Word documents only

Rate: $0.02 per word

Copyediting – Thorough review to polish a completed manuscript

  • Check for consistency of topics and themes
  • Make specific suggestions to sharpen communication of concepts
  • Line-by-line review of syntax, word usage, and sentence structure
  • Correct of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • MS Word documents only

Rate: $0.05 per word

Substantive Editing & Ghostwriting – Ideal for teams of writers and off-shore writers

  • Check for consistency of topics and themes
  • Assist to sharpen communication of concepts
  • Assist to improve syntax, word usage, and sentence structure
  • Bring multiple voices into alignment in American English
  • Mold various short works (blogs, articles, etc.) into a single cohesive work
  • Work with the writer(s) to more fully develop the manuscript
  • MS Word documents only

Rate: $0.08 per word

Formatting

  • Prepare the manuscript for e-publication on Amazon KDP
  • Rates vary by manuscript. Quotes available upon request.