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Editing Services

Full manuscript editing: spelling, punctuation, structure of sentences, adjective and verb agreement, correct tense and word usage, order of words within the sentence, etc. Consistency of action, believability of characters and factual errors.

Every writer will be at a different stage in the development of his writing skills. A debut novelist working on his first manuscript, for example, may require a far greater degree of assistance than do those more experienced in the craft. After reading the first few chapters of a writer’s manuscript, I will be better able to establish the kind of assistance required, and quote a price accordingly.



Flat rates:

Novel length manuscripts
(Includes blurbs for back cover or book description online)

US $450 for manuscripts up to 50,000 words.

US $550 for manuscripts up to 70,000 words

US $650 for manuscripts up to 100,000 words.

US $800 for manuscripts over 100,000 words.

(Includes blurbs for back cover or book description online)

Terms: $50 up front then 50% of balance after first revision. Balance paid on completion.

A 10% discount is offered to clients using UK spelling.


Short Fiction

$100 up to 5,000 words

$200 from 5,001 to 10,000

$300 from 10,001 to 20,000

$400 from 20,000 to novel length


El Cheapo editing service - $50 flat rate

For the impecunious client or the beginning writer. Working from a sample of your manuscript, I will provide you with a list of edits to be made passim. For a full explanation of how this works, please see my blog here:

Please note that the El Cheapo service is the only service currently available for any work where the English is at a remedial level.

Academic Material

Depending on the subject matter, these will be quoted on an individual basis. In general, prices will be approximately 50% above those for fiction of a comparable length.

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