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Editing Paths 

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Manuscript Evaluation

$ 0.005 per word

Applied to Subsequent Services

Most paths begin with an evaluation, which has value of its own. In an evaluation, we will determine your project's areas of excellence, opportunities for growth, a theology check, and editing needs. From there, we can recommend an appropriate editing path. Editing paths are more cost effective than the sum of the individual services.

All paths 5% off if paid in full in advance.
*Includes two rounds of developmental editing
Custom paths available upon request.

Editing Services

We do offer individual editing services, usually if you connected with us through an editing organization or other posting. Those rates are as follows:

 

Developmental/Substantive Editing:

First round: $0.04 per word

Subsequent rounds: $0.03 per word

See blog post: What is Developmental Editing?

Sentence Level Editing:

Line Editing: $0.03 per word

Copyediting: $0.02 per word

Copy/Line Editing: $0.035 per word

See blog post: Sentence Level Editing

The Details:

Proofreading: $0.015 per word

Interior Book Design: $0.015 per word

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Theology Check

The Theology Check

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One unique aspect of our editing is the Theology Check. A Christian writer's goal should be for their work to glorify God above all else. There are many talented editors who could help your manuscript reach its potential with regard to writing, structure, and correctness. As Christian editors, our job is to do all that and help your work fulfill its purpose in the kingdom of God.

A mechanical or structural error is annoying, but it does not have eternal consequences. A theological error or unintentional mishandling of the Word can cause someone to stumble, stray, or reject God. 

Therefore, every work that you intend to label as a Christian work will undergo this theological analysis.

 

The Theology Check:

  • Reviews Scripture in your book for precision, context, and copyright adherence

  • Catches biblical errors or misinterpretations

  • Helps strengthen arguments with biblical reasoning

  • Assures that your work will be suitable for a Christian audience

  • Sees that you do not offend other Christians without cause

Please note that we will not be checking for strict adherence to our Statement of Faith, though that is obviously our foundation. We will simply ensure that every claim you make can be substantiated with sound biblical reasoning.

On Adult Content 

It might surprise you to know that our Theology Check is not designed to help you stay G-rated. A lack of adult content does not a Christian book make. The inverse is also true: Adult content in a book does not automatically prevent it from being labeled as Christian. 

 

Here are our guidelines:

1. The level of offensive language, violence, sexual content, substance use/abuse, and other triggers must not exceed those of our standard for living and literature: The Holy Bible (Though I'd like to see you try!). 

2. The content must stay within the expectations of the intended audience for the genre (unless you can justify pushing boundaries).

3. A Christian work containing adult content must ultimately glorify God, not the content.

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