Proofreading: $0.004 per word
Proofreading is the last step before publishing. A document ready for proofreading should already be professionally edited. A proofreader looks for typos and errors that have slipped through editing. Turnaround time is 7-10 business days, depending on length.
Ebook formatting: $50
Once your book is edited, you’ll need to format it a certain way to upload it to distribution websites like Amazon, Draft2Digital, or Smashwords. If formatting isn’t your thing, I can help.
Note $50 is the base fee. If you have a book with lots of pictures that need inserted, it will take more time. As such, I will charge more for my time. I format all books in the most current version of MS word. Samples of my formatting are available upon request. I do format all my own books.
If you’d like your book formatted for Smashwords, which has a more time-consuming formatting process, the charge is $60. I can return your book to you in any file format you choose: .docx, .pdf, .mobi or .epub.
Paperback formatting: $50
If you’re doing a paperback version of your book, you’ll need it formatted differently from the ebook. I can help with that too. I’ve formatted books both for CreateSpace and KDP.
Paperback and ebook formatting package: $75
This package includes both a formatted paperback and an ebook. Note that if you need something formatted for Smashwords, the $10 fee still applies.
I offer a free sample proofread in all cases.
I charge per word and based on the service provided. All prices are in USD. I request a 50% deposit at the time the contract is signed unless requesting installment pricing, in which case a 25% deposit is required. Message me for details on installment pricing. There is a minimum charge of $25 for all work completed, regardless of length.
If your grammar is especially rough, and additional work is required above and beyond what is normally expected, I reserve the right to charge additional fees with advance notice. Usually, I’ll let you know at the time of the sample edit if an additional fee is to be assessed.
For a quote, please contact me at email@example.com
Please include the name and genre of your project as well as a word count and the first 5 pages.
I have undergraduate degrees in creative writing and English literature that I obtained from Ohio University where I graduated with honors.
I also have four years of experience as a freelance editor and have edited over a dozen books. Some of my past clients have included authors for prestigious journals such as the Wall Street Journal and authors all over the world. Some of those authors have gone on to be traditionally published while others still have become successful indie authors.
My past experience includes working as a staff editor for the horror fiction website Chilling Tales for Dark Nights as a staff editor and editor in chief for Kryptera Magazine.