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

A team of seven editors with a passion for stories, we combine 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.

We offer a variety of services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether you are looking for full editing that covers changes to your story all the way through to final proofreading, or a light copyedit, we will work with you to develop a plan that best meets your needs.

To help us give you an hourly estimate and determine which services will best meet your needs, we offer a 50-page assessment.

For more information on services and pricing, please contact us.

Professional Editing Package

Four rounds of edits, three editors

Our team guides your book through completion, from initial assessment to final proofread. Each round is billed at either a variable-dollar-per-word amount or $29 per hour, whichever is cheapest.

Ideal for:

  • Those who want a traditional publisher level edit
  • 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


  • Editor 1 -- Editorial Assessment: $0.008/word or $29/hour
  • Editor 1 -- Developmental Edit: $0.012/word or $29/hour
  • Editor 2 -- Copyedit: $0.012/word or $29/hour
  • Editor 3 -- Proofread: $0.004/word or $29/hour

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Budget Editing Package

Condensed four-step editing with 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 $0.012 per word or $29 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


  • Editor 1 -- Editorial assessment and developmental edit: $0.012/word or $29/hour
  • Editor 2 -- Copyedit and proofread: $0.012/word or $29/hour

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Heavy Express Editing Package

One round of edits, one editor

Do you have a small budget but want the most comprehensive edit you can afford? This package might be perfect for your book, as it includes all of the basic editing services, as well as the occasional higher-level edit when the manuscript requires it. Priced at only $0.02 per word or $29 per hour, whichever is cheapest, this package is an affordable service for most authors.

Ideal for:

  • Manuscripts that need a bit more editing or where previous editing has not been done
  • Authors who want to cover more ground in one edit
  • Authors with a small budget


  • Occasional developmental editing
  • Heavy to light copyediting
  • Proofreading

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Express Editing Package

One round of lighter edits, one editor

Need to release your book as quickly as possible? Confident in the soundness of your manuscript? Then this two-step editorial package might be just what you're looking for! Priced at only $0.012 per word or $29 per hour, whichever is cheapest, this package is accessible to the most modest of budgets.

Ideal for:

  • Authors who need to get their books out quickly
  • Authors who are experienced storytellers
  • Authors with a very small budget


  • Lighter copyediting
  • Proofreading

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Individual Services

Unsure of some of the terms used above? Interested only in specific steps? Click on any of the links below to find out more information about our services and the costs of each individual type of editing.

Looking for something else? We offer plenty of other services to help indie authors compete with traditionally-published authors!