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PROFESSIONAL BOOK EDITING SERVICES

£0.02 GBP

$0.025 USD

per word

COPY EDITING

Copy editing is the best choice if you'd like me to edit your manuscript and leave my comments and (constructive, not catty) criticisms in-line, while also paying close attention to your style, tone, and voice. I'll catch and fix any inconsistencies or spelling/grammatical errors along the way, ensuring your work aligns with industry-standard style guide expectations. (Chicago Manual for US fiction; New Hart's Rules for British fiction.)

You can expect to receive a clean manuscript with all comments, insertions, and deletions made in-line with "track changes" on for you to review every edit. I will also create a personalized style sheet or work to any pre-written style sheet you may have.

£0.015 GBP

$0.019 USD

per word

PROOFREADING

Proofreading is the final step in preparing a manuscript for publication. I'll read through your work with absolute scrutiny, to check for any faults you wouldn't want to see in a published book, with a view to ensuring your manuscript is typo-free and aligns with industry-standard style guide expectations. Please note: I only proofread professionally copy-edited manuscripts.

 

Due to the nature of the job (i.e. proofreading is concerned with the finer details rather than the concept, structure, or plot), I can proofread all genres, fiction and non-fiction.

£0.025 GBP

$0.032 USD

per word

LINE EDITING

(AKA HEAVY COPY EDITING)

Based on an initial assessment of your manuscript (during the sample edit stage), line editing may be recommended instead of copy editing. This is often the case when more in-depth editing is required to address awkward phrasing, clumsy sentence structure, major inconsistencies, unintentional tense switches, and difficulty maintaining voice, etc. Due to the extra time and attention this service requires, it carries a separate fee. You can expect all this in addition to the services carried out in a standard copyedit.

£0.007 GBP

$0.008 USD

per word

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENTS

I can read your full manuscript (or part of it) and provide a detailed editorial report covering all the main structural elements of your story, with a specific focus on what is working well and which areas could benefit from further development. Please set aside some reading time when you receive your feedback—my editorial reports are typically 20+ pages long!

 

This service is not a substitute for developmental editing and I will not alter your manuscript in any way. I often provide in-line comments within your manuscript to highlight specific areas mentioned in my editorial report, but I do not make in-line edits.

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BESPOKE EDITING

Got a project that doesn't quite fit into any of the listed categories? Maybe you're looking for a freelance editor to work with you on web content, marketing copy, or a non-fiction project. Need a query letter or synopsis edit? Want to hire me as a ghostwriter to write your book for you?

Don't be shy! I'm always happy to discuss work that falls outside the box, and I'll gladly quote a price that suits both of us. Please email me to discuss your editorial needs.

 

FRIENDLY & CREATIVE

PROFESSIONAL BOOK EDITING SERVICES

BY BRYONY LEAH

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