Fiction Editing Services

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Manuscripts must be sent as a Microsoft Word .doc or .docx attachment by email only. Use double spacing and 12 point Times New Roman font.

Try Me Out!
⇒A trial edit includes a 1000 word read-through
⇒500 word line edit
⇒A paragraph summing up my thoughts
⇒A 20 minute phone call
Trial Editing Flat Rate Nonrefundable Fee: $20

If you have a trial edit, the nonrefundable fee will be applied to any future contracted services.

DEVELOPMENTAL CONTENT EDITING
Pacing issues
⇒Point of view issues
⇒Plot holes
⇒Character inconsistencies
⇒Logical issues
⇒Narrative voice
⇒Overall style
⇒Awkward phrasing
⇒Up to 1 page comments summing up my thoughts
All changes made with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature
Developmental Content Cost: .028¢ per word

LINE EDITING
Overused words
Fused sentences & comma splices
Redundancies
Dialogue and paragraph tightening
Tonal shifts & unnatural phrasing
Bland language
Confusing narrative digressions
Pacing
Clarifications
⇒1 page comments summing up my thoughts
All changes made with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature
Line Editing Cost: .033¢ to .036¢ per word dependent upon initial estimate

PROOFREAD & COPY EDITING
⇒Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax
⇒Ensure consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization
⇒Track macro internal consistencies
⇒Comprehensive style sheet tailored to match the manuscript’s specific needs
⇒Final proofread
⇒ 1 page comments summing up my thoughts
All changes made with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature
Proofread & Copy Editing Cost: .035¢ to .038¢ per word dependent upon initial estimate

FULL EDITING PACKAGE
⇒The full editing package includes content editing
     →Pacing issues
     →Point of view issues
     →Awkward phrasing
     →Plot holes
     →Character inconsistencies
     →Logistical issues
⇒Line editing
     →overused words
     →Fused sentences & comma splices
     →Redundancies
     →Dialogue and paragraph tightening
     →Tonal shifts & unnatural phrasing
     →Bland language
     →Confusing narrative digressions
     →Pacing
     →Clarifications
⇒Copy editing
     →Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax
     →Ensure consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization
     →Track macro internal consistencies
⇒2 revisions
⇒Comprehensive style sheet tailored to match the manuscript’s specific needs
⇒Final proofread
⇒ 1 page comments summing up my thoughts
All changes made with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature
Full Editing Package Cost: .040¢ per word

PARTIAL EDITS
⇒A partial edit includes content, copy and line edits
⇒1 revision
⇒Final proofread
⇒ 1 page comments summing up my thoughts
⇒20 minute phone call
First 20 Pages: $120
First 30 Pages: $300
First 50 Pages: $375
Partial edit payment due upfront.

For queries, email me at stevebargdill@gmail.com.
I do not contract my editing services out to others. All editing is done by me.

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