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 ten 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 £7.40 per 1,000 words for the first 70,000 words of your book.
After 70,000 words, the rate drops to £6.30 per 1,000 words.
If your book is 100,000 words:
70,000 words @ £7.40 per 1,000 words = £518.00
30,000 words @ £6.30 per 1,000 words = £189.00
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 is 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 the writing of a synopsis along with a copy-edit. A 30% discount is always offered for combining services (30% off the lowest priced service) so you get more Whoosh for your money.
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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