There are two kinds of editing: bookoflifecopy editing and developmental editing. For the copy editor, the mechanics of punctuation, grammar, and spelling are what matter—and every writer knows those are essential to a final draft. For the developmental editor, however, it’s the mechanics and structural components of the book as a whole that matter. Writers sometimes have difficulty keeping a clear perspective on their own work. Sometimes writers are just too close to their own writing to know what does or does not work for the reader.

I can provide the kind of developmental editing that assists the writer in coming up with ways to make their work better, using the voice of the writer. You owe it to yourself to get the best editor you can.  Having said that...here's what I have to offer.

Get YourBook Edited!

 

Basic Proof-reading

$1.50 per page. This includes correcting spelling, capitalization, and grammar errors in addition to typos. Turn around time is 3 days.

Copy-editing

$2.00 per page. Basic proofreading plus editing for general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies in narrative voice. Turn around is 7 days

Developmental Editing

$5 per page. Copy-editing plus everything from extended comments on the structural components of the entire work (such as characterization and plotting in a novel) to deep overhauling of all aspects of writing. Turn around is 10-14 business days.

Conferencing

30 minutes complimentary per day, afterwards $25 per hour. This involves discussing the manuscript in depth over the phone, through email, or in person. You may choose to add this service to your package after we have begun working together.

Rush jobs

Additional $10 per page.Cancellation of contract within 3 business days of signing is standard, however if cancellation is after three business days a 100% charge of contract amount is due.

How it Works...

The manuscript must be sent electronically to info@beverlyjonesdurr.org.

I will edit the manuscript using the track changes feature of the Word program, and return electronically when completed.

I commit to returning the manuscript to you by _______________. I also commit to being in touch on a weekly basis until the end of the project.

I agree to spend one hour in email or phone consultation with you after I complete the work. I will be happy to answer questions and offer assistance. If such dialogue goes over one hour, my standard fee of $50 per hour applies.

After the completion of this project, if you choose to request further editing of this work, it will be done under another contract.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Great! The first thing you need to do is book your 30 minute complimentary discovery session so I can learn more about your project and provide you with a customized quote.