Manuscript evaluation

This is your editing need if you’re in the early stages and want to make sure that all the important elements of the piece are in place. An evaluation will look at high-level elements, assess what’s working in the piece as a whole, and make recommendations for the next steps toward making the work publishable. You can arrange for an evaluation of a portion of the MS or the whole. Rates are determined by page count:

  • $25 for 1-15 pages
  • $50 for 15 – 50 pages
  • $1/page for MSS above 50 pages

For billing purposes, a page is considered the industry standard of a 12-pt font, 1″ margin, double-spaced typed sheet, approximately 250 words. Contact Misty to get feedback on your draft

Proofreading and copy editing

Copy editing is the last stage of editing after the line edits are done and before you submit your MS and makes sure your book is error-free. Proofreading looks at the printed proof to catch everything that wasn’t caught before.

It’s best to use a different editor for the copy-edit and proofreading stage than you used for the developmental and line editing. A copy edit will catch grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors and also ensure stylistic consistency, factual accuracy, and correct formatting and citations. A proofread will make sure the final book is ready for the reader’s hands.

Copy editing rates range from 1-2 cents a word. Proofreading rates are 1 cent/word

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