Editing your work is crucial and will help you to meet the demands of publishers or agents.
Our bespoke editing service will help you to better understand your text and discover what really works. Together we will create a clear and concise roadmap for revision.
Good editing is more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone has a personal writing style. Our job is to help you to uncover your strengths and weaknesses. To begin, we will send you a checklist to establish the genre; subject area; theme; and current marketability of your book.
The critique will have detailed line edits and a lengthy summary focusing on the story arc, character development, narrative voice, and use of literary elements (dialogue, description, etc.).
Allow 2-4 weeks, depending on the manuscript length. We can negotiate a swifter turnaround if needed.
A one or two-page summary of your material will take a week, £neg.
We treat your work confidentially and securely.
Editing starts at £2.25 per page, double-spaced, around 2-300 words. For book-length projects, 150 pages plus, we offer a discounted rate of £2.00 per page.
100k manuscript = £666 appx (First time discount of 20%) = £534
45k manuscript = £300 appx (First time discount of 20%) = £180
I was delighted with the critique from Alice. She had gone through the manuscript word by word and commented on both the good and the bad, using a system that took me to the relevant comment and back to the MS
with just a click of the mouse. Added to that, she had emailed separate sheets of notes, commenting on characters, pace, plot development, dialogue, writing voice and so on, making pertinent suggestions as she detailed points for improvement. By following most of her suggestions (the author is still in charge!), the novel is much improved. I consider her modest fee as money very well spent.
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