Book Editing

Tim offers 3 levels of editing services to suit the client’s needs.  They are General Copy editing; Content editing; or the Complete Editing package as explained below.

General Copy Editing
A comprehensive edit addressing punctuation, grammar, spelling, word choice, and syntax. This is a good choice for authors who believe their manuscript is nearly ready for publication or submission to an agent, are confident with their plot, characters, and pacing, and are looking for a professional eye to hone the style, clarity, and flow of the writing itself, on a line-by-line basis. Includes one revision and a final proofread.

  • Delivery Schedule: Depends on schedule and word count, on average 4 to 6 weeks
  • Fee: $20 per 1,000 words ($1,600 for an 80,000 word novel)

Content Editing
A comprehensive, scene-by-scene edit focused on pacing, plot and character development, exposition, showing versus telling, dialogue, structure, etc. Identifying and addressing plot issues, timeline inconsistencies, logistical issues, and fact checking are all included with a thorough content edit. Writing style, grammar, punctuation, and word choice are not addressed in the content edit.

  • Delivery Schedule: Depends on schedule and word count, on average 4 to 6 weeks
  • Fee: $25 per 1,000 words ($2,000 for an 80,000 word novel)

Complete Editing Package
Includes content, copy, and line edit, one round of revisions, and the final proofread. Addresses overall pacing, point of view, awkward phrasing, plot issues, and character inconsistencies. Also includes a thorough copy edit looking at word choice, dialogue, punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc.

  • Delivery Schedule: Depends on schedule and word count, on average 6 to 8 weeks
  • Fee: $40 per 1,000 words ($3,200 for an 80,000 word novel)

Use the form below to contact Tim to determine if his book editing services are right for you.

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