Line editing is the most common type of editing. I will make basic corrections in grammar, spelling, and mechanics, and pay attention to your phrasing, word choice, sentence structure, and paragraphing. Line editing eliminates awkwardness and redundancy. I will help you find the best way to express your ideas clearly and elegantly, making your writing more engaging and powerful.
This service is valuable for fiction and nonfiction works, and is particularly appropriate for graduate theses and dissertations.
The fee for line editing is $30 per hour.
Developmental editing is a more in-depth process than line editing. If you opt for developmental editing, I will review your entire manuscript to get a sense of its overall condition. I will analyze the fundamental building blocks of your writing, such as structure, theme, organization, plot, pacing, character development, and dialogue. Finally, I will make all the corrections I make in line editing. The result will be a sharper, more cohesive book that is a pleasure to read.
This service is most appropriate for first drafts of fiction and nonfiction books. Novice writers especially are encouraged to choose developmental editing.
The fee for developmental editing is $35 per hour.
Proofreading is the simplest form of editing, which means that it is the best choice for documents that are already fairly polished. Proofreading involves checking the document carefully for errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics. I will make only essential corrections rather than focusing on elements of style.
If you have a manuscript already accepted for publication that needs a final review before going to press, proofreading is the best choice.
The fee for proofreading is $25 per hour.