You’ve written the book, you’re happy with the content, but something isn’t quite right. You know what you want each sentence to say, but for some reason the words are refusing to behave. Submitting your book for a copy-edit is a guaranteed way of raising the overall standard of your project (fiction or non-fiction), enhancing the quality and clarity of your vision, as well as highlighting areas where additional work may be needed.

With thirteen years’ experience with unruly manuscripts, we have developed a strong reputation in the field and a long list of happy clients.

Our approach to copy-editing is to focus on inaccuracies and inconsistencies of style, tone, structure and content to enhance the clarity of your work while maintaining your unique writer’s voice. We will make changes at word and sentence level and offer suggestions for larger changes if necessary.

Every manuscript is read twice to ensure accuracy, consistency and precision.
Heavy edits may require further proofreading, which can be discussed at the time of booking. 

Consistency, Publishing Conventions and Formatting
The added bonus of a professional copy-edit is the use of a ‘house style’, which will ensure consistency throughout your book. This includes the consistent presentation of numbers, dates and times, capitalisations and hyphenations, as well as looking out for continuity errors. Wasn’t Joe called Jack when the book started? If they live in a bungalow, why are they going upstairs to the bedroom? 
You will receive a style sheet for your reference, which documents the conventions used in your book, when the edit is complete.
Additionally, adhering to publishing conventions, the book will be simply formatted, ready for submission.  

The longer the book, the more you save.

We charge £8.90 per 1,000 words for the first 70,000 words of your book.
After 70,000 words, the rate drops to £7.40 per 1,000 words.

If your book is 100,000 words:
70,000 words @ £8.90 per 1,000 words = £623.00
30,000 words @ £7.40 per 1,000 words = £222.00
Total £845.00

Discounts available for returning customers.

Turnaround Times
Our estimated turnaround times are 4-6 weeks per book. 
A speedier service is available for a 20% additional charge.

Take advantage of our 30% Discount for Combining Services

It’s not uncommon for authors to require more than one service at the same time. It may be that a proofread and manuscript assessment are needed, or a synopsis along with a copy-edit. A 30% discount is always offered for combining services (30% off the lowest priced service).

All fees are payable before completion of the work by PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.
The minimum fee for any service is £35.00.


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Pricing For International Currencies

Although Whoosh Editing can only accept English-Language texts, we have a proven track record with clients living outside of the UK. If you live outside of the UK and wish to pay for any of our services with a non-UK currency, we will gladly accept payment in most major currencies. The final total will be converted using the current exchange rates at the time of billing.

Please use our currency converter below to obtain an approximate price for your project in your native currency. Based on our pricing structure, simply enter the estimated cost of your project in British Pounds into the first box, leave the second box as it is, then select your native currency in the third box. The fourth box will automatically update with the converted price in your native currency. Please be aware that conversion rates are subject to constant fluctuation and may differ at the time of billing.

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