* Editing * Proofreading * Formatting

Need help with your writing project?

As an English teacher and published author, I’ve helped many people and friends with their writing projects over the years. I’ve even held jobs as a proofreader and editor in the past. The truth is, I enjoy it. But proofreading and editing as favors for friends takes up a lot of time. In order to continue to help people, I must charge for my services. In addition to my own projects, I’d love to help you with yours. I am a dedicated wordsmith with 34 years’ experience in many aspects of working with the written word. You’ll find me enthusiastic and passionate about your project, with an uncompromising work ethic. No job is too small or too big! I am experienced in the following areas:
 

·  Published Author

·  Editor

·  Technical Writer

·  High School English Teacher

·  Proofreader

·  Studio Teacher

·  Kaplan SAT Tutor

·  Reporter

·  Private Tutor

What I offer
Copyediting—Basic editing to ensure the work meets editorial guidelines, style and usage, content and structure, wording, consistency, legal issues, factual errors, and double-checking the table of contents, endnotes/footnotes, and bibliography (if needed). This should be completed before final proofreading.
Proofreading—Comprehensive proofreading for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, double words, tense agreement, typos, and formatting errors. This is the final step, after the editing process.
Formatting—Converting manuscripts into Mobi or ePub for e-books, and a PDF for print. I format fiction only. I will supply you with a PDF print-ready copy that can be uploaded to any print-on-demand service.
 
How it works
Please submit your manuscript in a Microsoft Word document. I edit using the “track changes” feature in Word, which allows you to see the edits and comments before you accept or reject them. I can also edit on Google Docs or a pdf, using iAnnotate, but Word is my preference. I use The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as an industry standard reference guide.

My rates

Final cost is based on a per word count (with a $25 minimum). My rates are commensurate with industry standards and I require a 50% down payment, with the balance due at completion. I take payments through PayPal.
Copyediting— $0.017 per word ($4.25 per 250 word page)
Proofreading— $0.009 per word ($2.25 per 250 word page)
Copyediting/Proofreading Combo— $0.019 per word ($4.75 per 250 word page)
E-book conversion— Fiction only
Up to 40,000 words— $50
40,001 to 120,000 words— $80
Over 120,000 words— $130
Print Book Formatting— $50.00 per hour, with the total cost depending on the complexity of your design.