How May I Help You?

How may I help you?

I offer a variety of editing services: manuscript evaluation, content and line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I also offer formatting, book (interior) design, transcription, and digital conversion of your handwritten manuscript. I can serve as a project manager or publishing consultant to guide you through all the steps and take care of the details from beginning to end.

Because there are different levels of editing, I need to see at least 100 pages of your manuscript, if not the whole thing. I will select 600 to 1,000 words and prepare a sample edit. I’ll return the sample with a recommendation for the level of editing needed and an estimate of the cost and time needed.

If the proposal exceeds your budget but you like what you see in the sample and you want to work with me, we can discuss options for either a lighter edit or a long-term working relationship to make your book the best it can be.

Use the table below to get an idea of how to budget for your project. To get an accurate page count, divide your word count by 250 (the industry standard for words on a double-spaced page with 1-inch margins). Your manuscript in Word might be 225 pages and 88,000 words, but based on the industry standard, 88,000 words is more like 350 pages.

As your editing partner, I will work with you to make your sentences clear, concise, and correct, your language consistent, and your narrative more compelling.

As your publishing partner, I will make sure your POD or ebook looks professional.

Sample Edit by Julie Klein

I am often booked out several weeks. If you would like to reserve a place on my schedule, please contact me to discuss your project and your editing needs. After a sample edit, I will prepare a proposal. A booking fee of $100 will hold your place for the next available opening and will be applied against the project rate. All but $25 is refundable.

The rates shown below are consistent with the rates of EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association).

These rates are based on the industry standard of 250 words/page.

Proofreading and review of
layout prior to publication
$36/per hour
Light copyediting (proof-editing) 9-12 ms pages/hour $40 per hour
Medium copyediting 2-6 ms pages/hour $40 per hour
Content/line editing/book doctoring (fiction) 2-4 ms pages/hour $45 per hour
Content/line editing/book doctoring (nonfiction) 1-3 ms pages/hour $50 per hour
Manuscript evaluation $500 for manuscripts of 40,000-60,000 words
$750 for manuscripts of 60,000-100,000 words
$900 for manuscripts of 100,000-140,000 words
Formatting and book design $40 per hour
Transcribing, typing, digital conversion to Word,
or other administrative assistance
$32 per hour