How May I Help You?

How may I help you?

I offer a variety of editing services: manuscript evaluation, ghostwriting, content and line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I also offer formatting, book (interior) design, transcription, and digital conversion of your handwritten manuscript. Or I can serve as your project manager or a 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. I will randomly select up to 750 words, prepare a sample edit, and recommend the level of editing needed. When I send you the sample, I’ll also send a proposal.

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.

For manuscripts, I generally charge based on word count—a project rate. Your manuscript in Word might be 225 pages and 88,000 words. The industry standard of words per page is 250, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, so 88,000 words is more like 350 pages. To get an idea of how to budget for your project, use the table shown below. Note that your estimate is not a guarantee of cost. On the other hand, you might be pleasantly surprised at the project rate I offer in the proposal!

As your editing partner, I will work with you to make your words and your story clear, concise, correct, consistent, and compelling. As your publishing partner, I will make sure your POD or ebook looks professional.

Sample Edit by Julie Klein

I am in the process of scheduling manuscript projects for summer and fall, 2020. If you are a new client and would like to reserve a place in my schedule, please contact me to discuss your project and your editing needs. 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).  https://www.the-efa.org/rates/

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

TYPE OF WORK ESTIMATED PACE RATE
Proofreading 9-13 ms pages/hour $36 per hour (about $0.01/word)
Proofreading and review of print-on-demand layout
prior to publication
$36/per hour
Editorial proofreading or light copy editing 5-10 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.02-$0.25/word)
Medium copy editing 2-6 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.025-$0.30/word)
Content or line editing 1-4 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.035-$0.40/word)
Ghostwriting 1-3 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.40-$0.50/word)
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 $35 per hour
Transcribing, typing, or other digital conversion to Word $32 per hour (about $2.50-$3.50/audio minute)