I offer three different services. As editing expectations are far from uniform, please read the descriptions carefully and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about which style will suit you best. Costs vary depending on the manuscript.
Developmental Copy Edit
Average cost: 0.008-0.009/word
Within a developmental copy edit, your manuscript is edited in full for character, pacing, plot, and stylistic consistency. This is your first and most in-depth edit. The extent of the changes will depend on the state of the book on submission, and this is best used in conjunction with an Another View Pass but may be enough for manuscripts that are extremely clean. However, an external proofread before publication is still highly recommended.
Another View Passes
Average Cost: 0.0035-0.005/word
After your initial edit has been returned to you, you are likely going to need to make small amendments and changes. This service allows you to then return your manuscript for a second pass to look for any errors that may have snuck in or that have not been resolved. The process can be repeated until both parties are satisfied. Books that have undergone this step are much more likely to be featured in the Another View Editing portfolio. (An external proofread before publishing is still recommended.)
Average cost: 0.0045-0.006/word
Purely looking for errors in the word choice or grammar of your text, a proofread is the final step before publishing. No comments will be made on the content of the story unless they seriously affect the reader. If there are too many of these, a Copy Edit may be suggested instead. Whilst every effort will be made to catch all errors, no guarantee can be made. Please be clear about whether you prefer American or British English when you submit the manuscript.
If you would like to send me a section of your manuscript for an example of the way that I work, please feel free. If I am not the right editor for you, I will tell you so you can find someone else to make your book the best it can be.