Copyediting

Services

Our Copyediting Service

What this service offers:

This service will put the final shine on your work and prepare it for public consumption, whether that takes the form of self-publication or submission to an agent or traditional publisher. A copyeditor will go through your entire manuscript, line by line, and check for:  

  • Grammatical errors 
  • Punctuation  
  • Point of view slips 
  • Use of language 
  • Confusing transitions 
  • Repetitions 
  • Tense usage
  • Spelling and typos 

Who this service best fits:

This is reserved for the final stage of the writing process, after the writer is sure that the structure, the character arcs, the setting etc, are all firmly in place and that no major rewrites will be required. This service is for writers who:

  • Have written and rewritten their manuscript and now believe it is ready for that final polish.
  • Are sure that the structure, the character arcs etc, are firmly in place and no major rewrite is required.

What this service costs:

The cost of this service varies according to the length of the piece being assessed and the level of work required to bring it up to standard. For this reason, we will request a sample of your work before we can quote you a price, but here is some guidance on average charges:

Novels & Memoirs

Copyediting of a reasonably clean manuscript of up to 70,000 words is £780, plus £7 for every 1,000 extra words.

Short Stories

Copyediting of short stories up to 2,000 words is £35, plus add on an extra £7 for every 1,000 extra words.

What to do now: 

 

Complete the form opposite to give us some details about the type of manuscript you wish to have copyedited. When we receive your form, we will contact you via email to request a copy sample. Once we have assessed the sample, we will send you a quote and a turnaround estimate. 

We are looking forward to helping you make your manuscript ready for self publication or submission to agents. You've worked hard to get this far, let us help you the rest of the way.  

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