Copyediting Rates: $0.01–$0.015/word
Extra Pass: $0.005/word
As a copyeditor, I edit fiction with a focus on speculative fiction—fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance—romance, and erotica.
Copyediting is essential to your book. Grammatical errors are the laughingstock of the Internet and can result in pages of bad reviews for your book.
An error-riddled manuscript pulls your readers out of the story and keeps them from enjoying your hard work.
So, during the editing process, I address the following issues in two passes of your manuscript with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes turned on so that you can choose the edits that you keep:
- Overall consistency and style
- Sentence structure
- Consistency in point of view and characterization
- Word choice
- Light fact checking
What you get back is a clean, consistent manuscript that your readers can really get lost in.
Disclaimer: Before editing, I will ask to see a 50-page of your manuscript. I will evaluate your story to see what type of editing I would recommend. In the end, the choice is yours. I may recommend a development edit/critique plus copyediting, but you might choose a copyedit only. Copyediting will not improve your story’s structure, and developmental editing will not fix the grammar and spelling mistakes in your manuscript. So, in the end, you are responsible for the content of your work and its “life” after editing.