Rates & Services

Michael does both copy and developmental editing.

Prices are negotiable. We understand that editing is an expensive part of the publishing process. Get in touch to see how Michael can help you.

Developmental editing.

Struc­tural and devel­op­men­tal edit­ing focuses on con­tent. This will include notes about pac­ing, tone, char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, con­ti­nu­ity, and every­thing else that makes a book tick. This is nec­es­sar­ily some­what sub­jec­tive, but hav­ing an expe­ri­enced edi­tor give you unbi­ased feed­back can be invaluable.

Michael will pro­vide one or two passes through the text with notes made on spe­cific things as well as a gen­eral write-up at the end of each chapter and a final write-up at the end of the manuscript.

2¢ per word for a single pass and write-ups.

3¢ per word for two passes and write-ups.

4¢ per word for a single pass on rush jobs.

6¢ per word for two passes on rush jobs.

Copy Editing.

Copy edit­ing, also known as line edit­ing, is essen­tially the process of mak­ing each pas­sage work. It will include gram­mat­i­cal cor­rec­tions done inline as well as notes made for awk­ward sen­tences, word use rec­om­men­da­tions, and other sim­i­lar cor­rec­tions. It will not address larger issues within the book as a whole.

1¢ per word

2.5¢ per word for rush jobs.

Annotated Editing.

This is an extremely com­pre­hen­sive approach. It will include notes on why each mis­take is a mis­take. If a comma splice is missed, it will be added in, and a note will be added explain­ing the gram­mat­i­cal prin­ci­ple gov­ern­ing it. This is excel­lent for those who wish to learn the fine sub­tleties of the lan­guage, but cost will be sig­nif­i­cant for longer texts due to the time invest­ment. You may choose to include Struc­tural Edit­ing in this option, but the two prices will be added together.

4.5¢ per word

7.5¢ per word for rush jobs