Services

Editorial Proofreading = $0.003 cents/per word

Proofreading is where we catch all the fiddly bits. This level of editing can include but is not limited to:

  • Repetitive words
  • Misspelled words or typos
  • Word usage
  • Incorrect punctuation
  • Dialogue tags
  • Checking spacing
  • Checking margins

Copy/Line Edit = $0.007 cents/per word

Copy/Line Editing is about looking at the work in detail on a paragraph and sentence level. This level of editing can include but is not limited to:

  • Streamline sentences
  • Rework awkward phrasing
  • Check for correct word usage (e.g. "which" or "that" to use a classic example)
  • Anything you would pull out the Chicago Manual of Style for
  • Consistency of style (e.g. using words or numerals for numbers, "10" or "ten")
  • Continuity of description (e.g. Billy lost a hand in chapter four but uses both in chapter eight)

Developmental (or Substantive) Editing = $0.015 cents/per word

Developmental editing is about the work as a whole. We will help you plan out the organization, features, and other aspects of the work. This level of editing can include but is not limited to:

  • Identifying and fixing plot holes
  • Dead end story lines
  • Further character development
  • Decisions about voice
  • Flow of action and pacing
  • Anything else that will help improve your story

Prices of services vary by project and type of editing you require. Ask us about our current specials that are customized for your needs! Please contact us for an evaluation and quote via our Contact Page or by E-mail: editor@pocketwatchpress.com.