Rates and Services
The Write Edit, LLC offers a range of rates and services to fit your editorial needs. Our pay structure is simple: We offer you a guaranteed flat rate. Experience has shown us that clients want to know exactly how much their project will cost. Hourly rates are always a question mark, since it is nearly impossible to know how many hours it will take to get the job done. Our rates are extremely author friendly.
Keep in mind that agents and publishers will rarely, if ever, give you a second chance if your manuscript submission isn’t in perfect shape. If there are typos or any structural issues, your manuscript will end up in the circular file—quickly! Make sure your book or writing project is flawless before submitting it to anyone.
We will honestly evaluate your manuscript and offer you an appropriate quote based on how much editing it needs. We do whatever it takes to get your work in the best shape it can be, and that will include everything you see below. We will also pay special attention to areas you may have concerns about, such as problems with punctuation, grammar, or coherency.
We have some of the most competitive prices in the business. We also happen to believe we offer the most thorough, professional, helpful editing feedback anywhere online. We’re humble *and* proud.
These are some brief descriptions of the kinds of editing that we use to get your book into great shape.
1) Proofreading will catch all those minor mistakes you missed, such as typos, misspellings, incorrect word usage, and formatting errors.
2) Copyediting corrects grammar, punctuation, syntax, subject-verb agreement, awkward wording, and anything that is confusing, ambiguous, or inconsistent.
3) Substantive editing (content editing, or developmental editing) concentrates on word usage, tone, structure, style, logic, accuracy, flow, dialogue, organization, plot, and cohesiveness. I look for what is working and what is not. I will note inconsistencies, plot holes, areas of confusion, and areas for improvement. This is ideal for someone whose manuscript would benefit from an edit that explores deeper issues. A developmental edit involves seeing the “big picture” and concentrates less on the technical aspects of the manuscript. After the author has reworked the text following this edit, he/she often requires a technical edit and can receive one at a deeply discounted, negotiated rate.
4) Manuscript Evaluation
You will receive a professional in-depth analysis of your work, to include commentary on character, plot, story, pacing, and any other issues specific to your manuscript. You will also receive title suggestions, commentary on your genre, and viability within the publishing marketplace. I will suggest what is working and what isn’t working.
This is similar to a substantive edit but is offered as a separate document. There are no in-text edits. This is perfect for someone who is unsure whether his or her manuscript is ready for an editor to take a pen to the story. If you still have questions about areas of your manuscript, choose a manuscript evaluation. If you decide to do an edit following the evaluation, you will receive a 20% discount.
up to 25,000 words – $300
25,001 to 50,000 words – $400
50,001 to 100,000 words – $500
100,001 to 150,000 words – $600
150,001 to 175,000 words – $700
Please go to the “Contact Us” page to submit your work for a quote, and free sample edit.
Web content, magazine and e-zine articles, newsletters, and press releases are our specialty. Please click “Contact Us,” give us the details on your writing needs, and we will promptly offer you a quote.
*There is a $25 minimum for all editing and writing work.