- Typographical errors
- Sentence structure
- Other mechanics
Cost: $.025 - $.035 per word
(includes a rough pass and then a thorough line-by-line edit for clarification as well as smoother language) A line edit consists of:
- All of the above plus . . .
- Word choice/language
- Tense maintenance
- Manuscript structure, configuration
Cost: $.04 - $.055 per word
(representative issues are addressed, i.e., improved dialogue)
- Awareness of genre/audience
- Consistency in style/voice
- Consistency in character development
- Consistency in setting (where applicable)
- Organization of content/structure (timeline)
- Creative development/assistance (Consistency of
Cost: estimates offered based on writing sample
provided by author.
This type of editing is done previous to any other editing.
A separate fee scale is established.