Andrea will copy edit and proofread all genres, and uses the unabridged Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition as her usual guides.
She reserves the right to refuse any book for any reason.
Manuscripts are to be submitted in MS Word, formatted as follows:
- 12pt Times New Roman
- returns instead of tabs
- indents at .50
- page breaks for new chapters
- double spaced
- header with book title & author name
- footer with page numbers
Your manuscript will be copy edited with inline edits and basic commentary for grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, verbose writing, and consistency.
Standard copy edit rate: $US0.004 per word, so a novella of 25,000 words would cost $US100 and a novel of 100,000 words would be $US400.
Ideally, a period of three weeks is required to complete the copy edit of a novel, and two week for novellas, depending on the quality of the work and overall word count.
NB: If you need the novel sooner than the usual turnaround period, the rate will be $US0.005 per word.
A copy edit does not include offering developmental suggestions, critiquing the manuscript, assessing its marketability, legal or fact checking, or formatting the book for publication.
This edit is appropriate for authors who have completed a substantive/content edit or who have revised their manuscript and are preparing it for publication or querying.
Your manuscript will be proofread and corrected for punctuation, spelling, typos and typographical errors.
This service does not include revising syntax or sentence structure, correcting substantive inconsistencies, offering developmental suggestions, critiquing the manuscript, assessing its marketability, legal or fact checking, or formatting the book for publication.
Standard proofreading rate: $US0.0025 per word, so a 75,000-word manuscript would be $US187.50 and a 100,000-word manuscript would be $US250.
Ideally, two weeks is required to complete a proofread.
NB: For a rush job requiring completion sooner, the rate is $US0.0035 a word.
This service is appropriate for authors who want to have one final round of clean-up edits before their book goes to print.
**All word counts are based on the total when the manuscript was initially received.**
Payment is accepted via PayPal only and is due within 10 days of completion of the edit.