Budget Editing Package

$0.030 per word or $40 per hour

Our Budget Editing Package is perfect for authors in genres that require a high turnover rate, such as romance or erotica, or authors who have a limited budget. You will work with two editors from start to finish.

The first editor will combine the first two stages of the Professional Editing Package — editorial assessment and developmental editing. The second editor will combine the final two stages of the Professional Editing Package — copyediting and proofreading. To balance this condensed process, we recommend you give your edited manuscript to 1-3 beta readers before publication to catch outstanding typos introduced by revision.

Because total project time is typically long from first edit through to final, we ask for half payment when work commences based on the $0.030/word rate. The remainder, which will be half or less (depending on the total hours, see our FAQ) will be paid upon work completion.

First revision (first editor, substantive focus)

  • Focus on story substance (plot, character, narration, POV, description)
  • Line-by-line comments
  • Editorial letter with an assessment of your story to complement the line-by-line comments
  • Follow-up from your rewrites, with the first editor, after your editorial letter

Second revision (second editor, mechanical focus)

  • Focus on copyediting and proofreading (typos, logical and clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting)
  • In-line suggestions on a sentence-by-sentence level
  • Follow-up from your rewrites, with the second editor and support from the senior editor

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