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How Much Does Editing a Book Cost?

By |Editing|

The average cost for book editing runs from $30 to $60 per hour or $0.012 to $0.24 per word, depending on what type of editing you need. According to the Editorial Freelancers Association, basic copyediting costs 1¢ to 3¢ per word, heavy and website copyediting costs 3¢ to 10¢ per word, developmental editing costs 4¢ to 22¢ per word, and substantive or line editing costs 3¢ to 24¢ per word.

Jacket Copy and Bios

By |Bios, Jacket copy|

We write your jacket copy for you, making sure it opens and closes with a hook — words that make the person reading the back cover want to read more or even buy it. We also write bios — one longer one for inside the back cover, and one short one to go beside your head shot for the back.

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Copy Editing

By |Editing|

Copy editing is not exactly a breeze; it takes more than simply knowing what “looks right.” I can say this with all truthfulness because I used to believe that my “looks right” decisions were enough to turn sloppy copy into something perfect. I was wrong.

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Get a Free Sample Edit

By |Editing|

We do sample edits on every single manuscript that comes in, because only when we see the whole thing can we assess how much editing work it will need. We look at all aspects of your work.

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Book Cover Design

By |Book cover design|

We all want the most gorgeous book cover available, but we're usually constrained by our budget. Here's a list of what you can expect at each price level.

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