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Developmental

from $0.03 per word

Comments and a summary of the following:

  • Organizational Suggestions (chapter–book level)

  • Story Coaching (Fiction), including character arc and plot suggestions

  • Writing coaching (grammar, syntax, style, and beauty) that will improve subsequent drafts

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Line editing

from $0.03 per word

Tracked changes, comments, and a summary with the following goals:

  • Syntactical (sentence structure) correctness, clarity, style, and conciseness

  • Some organizational suggestions (paragraph–chapter level)

  • Fact and plot consistency errors

  • Some mechanical elements

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Copyediting

$0.02 per word

Tracked changes, comments, and a summary that correct and review the following:

  • Consistency of hyphenation, compound words, capitalization, and numbers*

  • Bible quotation accuracy according to author’s chosen version(s)

  • Typos, extra/missing words

  • Errors of spelling, punctuation, and grammar*

  • Minor fact-checking (obvious errors or discrepancies)

  • Citations*

*According to the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) (Or APA/MLA for academic works) 

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Proofreading

$0.01 per word

  • Tracked changes, comments, and a summary that will serve as a final review before publication.

  • A light copyedit

Editing Levels

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Manuscript Evaluation

$250

Every level of editing includes a brief manuscript evaluation, but you may choose to start with one if you are unsure which level of editing your project requires (the cost of the initial evaluation would then be applied to subsequent services). This manuscript evaluation can also stand alone as a professional beta reading. There will be NO "track changes" corrections or comments.

 

It includes a summary of the following items:

  • Areas of Excellence

  • Recommendations for improvement, further editing, publication, etc.

  • Questions a reader may ask

  • Theology Check (for Christian works)

  • Further instructions

Editing Services

My name is Rebekah, and I would love to edit your project. Read more about me here.

 

I specialize in book-length works in the following categories:

  • Christian fiction 

  • Christian nonfiction

I can also edit other works of at least 1,000 words:

  • Fiction and nonfiction books of most genres

  • Articles and blogs

  • Poetry and songs

  • Memoirs and essays

  • Academic papers (APA or MLA)

  • Curriculum

  • Other (it doesn't hurt to ask!)

Services I DO NOT offer

  • Ghostwriting

  • “Sensitivity” Reading (beyond brief comments within a Manuscript Evaluation)

  • Services for some genres, including Erotica

After you review the information below, scroll down and contact me using the form. I will send you a questionnaire that asks for more information about your project. I look forward to working with you!

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Notes about Editing Levels:

  • Copyediting is generally mechanical in nature, and line editing is more stylistic. Proofreading is a final check before design and publication. My line editing and proofreading services will both include some copyediting (I will never ignore obvious errors), but should not be considered complete copyedits. Since there can still be crossover among these levels, I do offer hybrid edits. Send me an email or fill out the form below for more information.

Some Other Notes:

  • The entire fee for a Manuscript Evaluation or a 25% deposit for all other services is due before work begins.

  • Word count is based on the original, unedited manuscript.

  • I do not offer free sample edits in most cases. 

  • Rates are set at or below median industry standards (https://www.the-efa.org/rates/)

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