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, such as
- sentence structure,
- writing flow from one sentence to the next,
- language comprehension level,
- overall structure,
- paragraphs with insufficient detail,
We time ourselves editing three different pages at different points in the manuscript to ensure that the quality remains the same from beginning to end. Sometimes a writer puts a lot of time into the first half of a book but almost no time on the back end, and we have to factor that extra editing time into our quote. On average, though, you can expect to pay about 3c per word for a deep edit and about 2c a word for a regular edit.
Contact us about emailing your Word document, and we’ll send it back to you with our edits tracked, along with an estimate of how much the editing will cost to get it shipshape and ready for the world to see.