Rates and Services

The Write Edit, LLC offers a range of rates and services to fit your editorial needs. The pay structure is simple: I offer you a guaranteed flat rate. You will always know in advance what your project will cost.

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 other editorial 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.

I will honestly evaluate your manuscript and offer you an appropriate quote based on how much editing it needs. I do whatever it takes to get your work in the best shape it can be. I will also pay special attention to areas you may have concerns about, such as problems with punctuation, grammar, character, flow, or coherency.

I provide thorough, honest feedback. I do not cut corners.

• I will offer you an exact cost for proofreading or editing after evaluating your manuscript. Send the final word count and the document in Word to: Valerie@TheWriteEdit.com

Editing Descriptions
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. This is the last step in the editorial process and is something I offer if your manuscript or document has already been edited.

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.

Rates for a manuscript evaluation:
up to 25,000 words – $350
25,001 to 50,000 words – $450
50,001 to 100,000 words – $550
100,001 to 150,000 words – $650
150,001 to 175,000 words – $750
175,001 to 200,000 words – $850

Please go to the “Contact Us” page to submit your work for a quote and sample edit.

Are you a poet looking for poetry editing? Perfect! I hold a poetry workshop certificate from California Institute of the Arts, and I will expertly edit your poetry and prose. Please click here for my poetry editing page: Poetry Editing

Writing Options
Web content, magazine articles, and e-zine articles 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.