Editing Services

Basic Editing
Basic editing includes the following:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Plot lines

I will do a simple edit of your book’s spelling and the grammar. I will also point out any issues with the plot lines, characters, etc. that may need work. I will also ensure that the language is correct for American or British English and that sentences are corrected to sound better if needed.

£30/$40 = < 10,000 words
£50/$62 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
£60/$75 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
£100/$120 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
£120/$150 = 100,000 -150,000 words

Copy Editing

Includes the following:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Plot lines
  • Characters and their development
  • Checking chapters are labelled correctly
  • Provide comments on any changes that are needed
  • Re-writing sentences/paragraphs
  • Comment on plot holes/information incorrect from previous chapters/pages
  • Suggesting new words
  • Highlighting overuse of words
  • Checking facts and information
  • Providing feedback on the story overall – can do per chapter if requested
  • Readability and sentence structure
  • Ensuring US and UK spellings are correct throughout the document
  • Checking names of people and places are correct throughout the document

£50/$65 = < 10,000 words
£70/$90 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
£120/$150 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
£230/$290 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
£300/$380 = 100,000 -150,000 words

All copy editing comes with a second round of edits for revised chapters FREE of charge. However, any edits needed after the initial two rounds will be at a small surcharge. Please state if there is a time frame for the editing. If required in a week or less, there will be an additional charge of £100/$120 due to spending more time to ensure that it is done in time. This additional charge is only added to 50,000 words or more.

Beta Reading
Beta reading involves reading your book as if I am a casual reader and providing a review of the book, and individual chapters if required. No spelling or grammar will be corrected. I will only comment on severe plot holes and character issues. I will review the book on Amazon and Goodreads prior to publishing.

£25/$30 = < 10,000 words
£35/$45 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
£45/$60 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
£55/$70 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
£65/$85 = 100,000 – 150,000 words

Proof Reading
A final read of your book before it gets published. Any editing and formatting should already be in place; this is a final check to make sure that it is ready to be published, and to find any remaining grammar or spelling errors in the document.

£20/$25 = < 10,000 words
£30/$40 = 10,000 – 25,000 words
£40/$50 = 25,000 – 50,000 words
£55/$70 = 50,000 – 100,000 words
£75/$95 = 100,000 – 150,000 words

Email: charlielrkane@yahoo.com

Terms and Conditions
– 20% of the payment to be paid upfront as a non-refundable deposit.
– 40% to be paid halfway through the document. I will return half the document to you.
– 40% to be paid upon completion of the document.
– If you decide to withdraw from the editing, the deposit will not be returned to you. Remaining balance will be returned, minus an amount for the work that has been completed (i.e. If i edit 30% of the document, you will owe 30% of the amount).

Also, prices include the fees for PayPal that are incurred during the transactions, but PayPal will guarantee payment protection for you.

If your manuscript is longer than 150,000 words, please e-mail me and we can discuss whether this is something that I am able to work on. I would need information on the type of book, how many words and chapters and when the editing will need to be completed by. Any lengthy book may require up to one month to complete, especially if it is copy editing.