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    Right Price Editing provides several levels of editing. The level of editing needed for a book will vary according to the writer's needs and skill level. All turnaround times are based on an average manuscript size of 80,000 words. Manuscripts larger than this may require more time. Also, at times, depending on workload, there may be a waiting period before the project can be edited. Contact us at rightpriceediting@gmail.com for a free five-page sample edit (1,500-word maximum) and price quote.

     

    Proofreading

    This is the most basic level of editing and is only for manuscripts that have two or fewer errors per 250-word page. Writers who desire to have one last pair of eyes on their manuscript before it is submitted or published should use this service. It is strongly recommended that authors who have line editing or content editing done also have their books proofread to have the highest quality book possible. Most publishing companies put books through a couple of rounds of editing in addition to proofreading. Right Price Editing does offer a discount for proofreading books that have already been edited by our company.

    Rate: $2/page (This is based on a 250-word page. For example, if your book is 60,000 words, that equates to 240 pages, and the fee for proofreading would be $480.)

    Turnaround time: One to two weeks.

     

    Copyediting

    At this level of editing, we will correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 

    Rate: $.0125/word

    Turnaround time: Two to three weeks

     

    Line Editing 

    This is by far the most common level of editing needed. At this level, we will go through the manuscript line by line and correct more pervasive errors in grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation. We will also make suggestions to improve readability, flag factual inconsistencies, and break up large paragraphs if needed.

    Rate: $.019/word

    Turnaround time: Two to three weeks

     

    Content Editing

    This level of editing is appropriate for manuscripts that need more in-depth editing. At this level, we will work on more extensive rewriting and restructuring of sentences. We will also make suggestions for changing the order of paragraphs, if needed, and flag inconsistencies within the manuscript. This is also the only level of editing at which we will check Scripture references for accuracy. At all other levels, the author is expected to check them.

    Rate: $.023/word

    Turnaround time: Three to four weeks

     

    Ghostwriting and Developmental Editing

    These services are offered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for a quote.

     

    Need your book back in a hurry? No problem! We will expedite your manuscript for an additional fee (subject to the editor's availability). Please contact us at rightpriceediting@gmail.com for details.

    All books will be edited to conform to The Chicago Manual of Style and The Christian Writer's Manual of Style unless otherwise requested by the author.

     

    Payment Policy

    All projects require a 40 percent down payment before the editing will begin. The balance is due when the project is complete. Clients may also choose to pay for the project in full in advance, in which case a 10 percent discount will be applied to the editing fee.

    Payments may be made by check or through PayPal or Square. If you choose to pay with a check, editing will not begin until the check clears.

     

    Disclaimer

    Although I’ll do all that I can to provide you with a perfect manuscript, I can’t promise that your document will be 100 percent error free. There is always the possibility that you—or someone—may find a typo I missed, or see some form of punctuation that’s in error.

    It’s rare that any published book is error-free even when a book has been proofread several times.

    Editing is an extremely human process, and the more you read something, the more likely it is that you will miss small errors. This is a basic function of physical psychology. When the brain knows something is supposed to be there, it fills in the gaps—it creates words and punctuation where there is none. It's not a matter of inattention. It's a matter of the brain's physiology.