Editorial Services

I am a full-time professional copy editor and proofreader. Are you an author looking for developmental, line, or fine-tune copy edits for your manuscript? How about a proofread before final publication?

I have experience editing fiction, nonfiction, children's, young adult, romance, history, and mystery categories, among many others. I've worked for small ebook publishers on the online market and large, traditional publishing houses who earn New York Times bestseller titles for their house. Several of my projects have earned starred Kirkus and Publishers Weekly reviews, among many 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads.

Below is an estimation of my rates: These are always subject to change. The below rates are an estimate based on a rough outline. For a full price quote, please email a sample of your book (first 3 chapters, either in PDF or Word document) to happybooklovers (at) gmail (dot) com for a free quote estimation.

Turnaround is estimated at about 2 weeks per project, from the date I receive the manuscript. More or less time may be needed depending on the project. Final dates can be sent with final quote.

Payment will be delivered through PayPal. You may ask about alternatives, but this is the most secure method, and will be used 99% of the time.

250 words = about 1 page.

Children's and young adult manuscripts:

  • Developmental/line editing: full evaluation of plot, character adjustments, tense shifts, and larger issues will be edited in addition to correcting spelling and conforming to Chicago Manual of Style. $2.75 per 250 words/1 page
  • Basic copy editing: no developmental editing. Fixing tense shifts, correcting spelling and punctuation, and conforming to Chicago Manual of Style. $2.40 per 250 words/1 page
  • Proofreading: usually done in PDF, but can be proofread in Word document. Final proofread to check for spelling or larger errors before final publication. This will NOT include a check for Chicago Manual of Style or plot issues. $2.00 per 250 words/1 page
  • Manuscript critique: Read-through of manuscript, you will receive a reader's report of suggestions for changes, where I believe the manuscript needs working, and more general notes. Flat rate of $50 per project.

Adult fiction, nonfiction, new adult, romance, mystery, history, or other category:
  • Developmental/line editing: full evaluation of plot, character adjustments, tense shifts, and larger issues will be edited in addition to correcting spelling and conforming to Chicago Manual of Style. $3.00 per 250 words/1 page
  • Basic copy editing: no developmental editing. Fixing tense shifts, correcting spelling and punctuation, and conforming to Chicago Manual of Style. $2.75 per 250 words/1 page
  • Proofreading: usually done in PDF, but can be proofread in Word document. Final proofread to check for spelling or larger errors before final publication. This will NOT include a check for Chicago Manual of Style or plot issues. $2.25 per 250 words/1 page
  • Manuscript critique: Read-through of manuscript, you will receive a reader's report of suggestions for changes, where I believe the manuscript needs working, and more general notes. Flat rate of $60 per project.
I would love to add your title to the list of many starred reviews I have worked on. Contact me at happybooklovers (at) gmail (dot) com for a free quote and to begin the editing process.

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