Fiction: editorial packages

Are you an indie author preparing your novel or short story for publication?

If you plan to publish independently, getting your novel professionally edited will help ensure you publish with confidence.

However, if you plan to submit your manuscript to a traditional publisher, this step isn’t necessary (unless you are a multilingual author, in which case, it might be).

I edit in the genres I read widely, which are:

  • fantasy
  • science fiction
  • coming-of-age/Bildungsroman novels
  • travel fiction
  • social fiction

I offer fixed-rate pricing per 1000 words (subject to seeing your manuscript). My quote will be slightly higher or lower depending on the level of intervention required.

My line-editing service for indie authors includes comments on issues that emerge at sentence level.

Examples include: issues with point of view (e.g. viewpoint drops, head-hopping), awkward transitions, the realism and rhythm of dialogue, authorial style, and voice. As you can see, there is more to copyediting than correcting typos and applying editorial style, although as a trained copyeditor and proofreader I do this as well!

If you need help with big-picture issues across the manuscript, e.g. plot/story, narrative viewpoint, and style etc., then you should seek the services of a developmental editor.

After copyediting, your text will be ready to publish. You may wish to hire a proofreader for a final check through, or you can ask me about my combined copyediting and proofreading service. My copyediting service alone consists of one editorial pass.

Prices: From £13 per 1000 words / From £20 per 1000 words for multilingual authors

If you have worked with another editor to improve your novel at sentence-level, I offer a light proof-editing service in MS Word designed to catch any remaining errors. A precondition for proofreading is that your book has already been professionally line-edited and you can supply me with a style sheet.

Prices: From £7 per 1000 words / From £10 per 1000 words for multilingual authors

This service – a line-edit and a second pass to catch any remaining errors – offers the best value for money!

This costs: From £18 per 1000 words / From £27 per 1000 words for multilingual authors