At Story Perfect Editing Services, we provide final stage editing for Indie authors.

Our team of editors share a passion for stories and combines editorial rigor with a fun, educational approach. Our goal is not only to help you produce a manuscript ready for publication, but also to teach you in the process so that you can become a better writer.

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Professional Editing Package

Four rounds of edits, three editors

Ideal for:

  • Those who want the same level of editing they'd get through a traditional publisher
  • Authors of high-competition genres like fantasy and sci-fi
  • Authors with a larger budget, who are concerned about putting out the best product possible

Process:

  1. Senior editor assigns a first, second, and third editor for your project and creates a timeline with due dates
  2. First editor does an editorial assessment on your manuscript and delivers an editorial letter
  3. You complete revisions based on editorial letter, with support, then deliver it to the first editor
  4. First editor does a developmental edit on your manuscript
  5. You complete revisions based on the developmental edit then deliver it to the senior editor
  6. The senior editor prepares your manuscript for copyediting
  7. Second editor does a copyedit on your manuscript
  8. You complete revisions based on the copyedits, with support, then deliver them to the senior editor
  9. Senior editor helps prepare your manuscript as an ARC for proofreading
  10. Third editor does a proofread of your ARC
  11. You update your manuscript based on the proofreading edits, then are ready for publication

Pricing

  • $0.030/word or $35/hour, whichever is less
  • We ask for half payment up front on the $0.030/word total, based on the word count upon submission, and the remainder upon work completion (your word count might vary between revisions so will be averaged in the final invoice. For more information on pricing, see our FAQ.)

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On a budget?

Budget Editing Package

Condensed two-step editing, two editors

Work with two editors from start to finish, starting with a combined editorial assessment / developmental edit and ending with a copyedit / proofread. Billed at either $0.022 per word or $35 per hour, whichever is cheapest, this makes a great budget package.

Ideal for:

  • Authors of high-turnover genres like romance or erotica
  • Authors with a smaller budget, who want to put out the best book possible
  • Authors who have few editorial issues to address

Process:

  1. Senior editor assigns a first and second editor for your project and creates a timeline with due dates
  2. First editor does an combined editorial assessment, with developmental edits, on your manuscript
  3. You complete revisions based on combined editorial letter / developmental edits, with support, then deliver it to the senior editor
  4. The senior editor prepares your manuscript for the second editor
  5. Second editor does a combined proofread, with copyedits, on your manuscript
  6. You complete revisions based on the combined proofread / copyedits, with support, then deliver them to the senior editor
  7. Senior editor helps finalize your book so you are ready to publish

Pricing

  • $0.022/word or $35/hour, whichever is less
  • We ask for half payment up front on the $0.022/word total, based on word count upon submission, and the remainder upon work completion (your word count might vary between revisions so will be averaged in the final invoice. For more information on pricing, see our FAQ.)

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Need more specific editing services?

Ad Hoc Services

One round of edits, one editor

Ideal for:

  • Authors who have specific needs for one particular kind of editing
  • Authors who have had previous editing done

Click on any of the links below to find out more information about our services and the costs of each individual type of editing.

*There are no samples for proofreading because of how the process works, but if you want to understand this specific step more, you can read our senior editor John's detailed article about it here.

Heavy Express Editing Package

Copyediting, with some developmental editing

Ideal for:

  • Manuscripts that need extensive editing (especially when previous editing has not been done)
  • Authors who want to cover more ground in one edit
  • Authors with a small budget

Includes:

  • Occasional developmental editing
  • Heavy to light copyediting
  • Proofreading

Pricing

  • $0.018/word or $35/hour, whichever is less

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Express Editing Package

Proofreading, with some copyediting

Ideal for:

  • Authors who need to get their books out quickly
  • Authors who are experienced storytellers
  • Authors who want to spend as little on editing as possible

Includes:

  • Light copyediting
  • Proofreading

Pricing:

  • $0.014/word or $35/hour, whichever is less

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Do you have custom needs not covered here?

We'd love to negotiate a custom plan to match your editing needs and budget.

Simply contact us and tell us about your manuscript (include word count, genre, previous editing, and a brief summary).

Looking for something else?

We offer plenty of other services to help indie authors compete with traditionally-published authors, including cover design, formatting, back of book copywriting, and help with web design.