Substantive Editing

 

Substantive editing (also known as structural or content editing) is focused on improving the overall structure, organization, and flow of a manuscript. This is the "big-picture" edit.

A typical substantive editing job will cost between $32 and $45 per 1000 words.

Copy Editing

The copy edit gets into the details of the manuscript. Sentences may be reworded or tightened up. A copy edit focuses on:

  • Sentence structure

  • Clarity

  • Consistency

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Usage

A typical copy editing job will cost between $20 and $30 per 1000 words.

Proofreading

Proofreading is the final inspection of a fully edited document prior to publication. Proofread documents are reviewed for correct and consistent:

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Spelling

  • Usage

  • Formatting

 

A typical proofreading job will cost between $14 and $17 per 1000 words.

Formatting

Formatting for paperback and Kindle publication is also available. Contact me for more information.

A typical formatting package will cost between $150 and $250.