Fees & Services

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Copyediting (2 rounds)
I will sample edit a few pages of a manuscript (often around ten pages) and then return them with my suggestions (free of charge) for prospective clients. By doing this, I can specify an exact price, and it also gives you a chance to see how I work. This helps both of us decide if we’d be a good match. In most cases, copyediting fees range from $2.00 (clean) to $3.00 (requires a lot of edits) for double-spaced pages (12-point font).

My editing style is intensive. Among other things, I fact-check, mark misspellings, cut unneeded words, correct punctuation, and fix grammar errors. I mark awkward phrasing, weak sentence structures, passive voice, discontinuity issues, and repetitive words and statements. I do all this while maintaining the author’s voice, tone, and sense of style. This particular service consists of two rounds—a round of heavy edits followed by a final round of lighter edits. It’s the most popular service requested with Hollie the Editor. If you’re looking for one round, I also offer that as of January 2018 (see below).

If you have questions about my style of copyediting, please contact me for more details regarding the process.

Prewash (1 round)
New service in 2018! Prewash is so named because of the nature of the service. This is one round of copyediting for authors who only need one look instead of the usual two. I’m removing the major errors, but this isn’t an inclusive finishing edit. I’m cleaning it up before submissions to editors and agents or the next step in an author’s publishing process. It’s for traditional, indie, and hybrid authors.

If you’re going the traditional route, this is an excellent way to present a polished and professional manuscript for submission. I’ve had several authors utilize this service prior to submitting to traditional publishers.

If you’re a hybrid author, you can shop your manuscript around after this service and if you don’t find the right fit, come back and I’ll do the final round of a full copyedit at the remaining 35 percent if you decide to self-publish. If your manuscript has undergone significant rewrites or changes since I worked on it, we’ll negotiate a discounted rate.

If you’re indie, I’m well aware we all have different processes leading up to publication. This one-round copyedit is substantial and will likely fit into your publishing process in a very favorable way.

The rate is $1.30-$1.95 per double-spaced page. This service is tailored to the needs of the author requesting it. I’m happy to discuss this service further and find a process that works for your individual publishing methods, so please feel free to contact me. Free quotes available.

Last Call
Have you had your book developmentally edited, copyedited, proofread, and formatted? The Last Call service is for authors, usually who’ve had their books edited elsewhere, wanting a last line of defense against errors. This service is not meant to take the place of proofreading. Last Call gives authors the peace of mind they need by having a professional editor look at their finished and formatted products.

During the Last Call process I read the Kindle file and mark errors, such as quotation marks facing the wrong way, misspellings, missing punctuation, formatting issues, and other small things. I’ll compile a list of the errors and then send that list to you.

Last Call rates are a base price plus the amount of errors found. The rate per 1,000 words is $1.50. A dollar per error will be added to the total. Example: a 56,000-word book with eleven errors would be $84 plus $11 and PayPal fees. I will ask for a number of errors you’re wanting to stay under prior to beginning the process. If I reach that number, I’ll contact you to discuss options. For example, if your max is twenty errors and I reach nineteen a third of the way through, I’ll email you and we’ll chat. If I don’t think your book is quite ready for the Last Call service after I begin working or I find major issues or errors, I’ll email you. Please contact me if you have questions about this service. Spots are limited.

Miscellaneous book services
Don’t see what you need listed as an editing service here? No problem. I have a wide range of experience editing, so contact me and we’ll get you set up with what fits you and your publishing process best.

Other services
I also edit websites, advertisements, and written communications for businesses and those who aren’t authors. Contact me for a personalized flat rate.

For my editing schedule, please see the Availability page.

Promotional items
I edit book summaries, blurbs, and promotional items for clients at no additional cost.

A single round of edits usually takes around 10 business days, depending on manuscript length and amount of work needed.

A $100 nonrefundable deposit upon scheduled date agreement is required. This saves your spot. That deposit will go toward the balance once I receive the manuscript. Upon receiving the manuscript, I will send you an invoice for half of the remaining total. At the end of the process, I request the last half of the total after I return the final document to you. I send invoices through PayPal. PayPal’s service fees will be added to the totals on the invoices.

How it works
I track changes in Microsoft Word, which gives you a chance to view the edits I’m suggesting. I also make comments and ask questions throughout the document. I use the Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster, and New Oxford American Dictionary. Note: I work on finished manuscripts—not partials, sections, or unfinished ones.

Email: HollieTheEditor@gmail.com