I am glad you stopped by!

I want to encourage you in this next step of your writing journey. 

 

Whether you need a light proofread, substantive revision, copyedit, manuscript review, or anything in between, I will come alongside you to help you create a captivating piece to engage, inspire, or educate your readers. You can learn more about me here.

 

 

Price ranges are listed after each service. I offer a complimentary no-obligation sample edit of four

 double-spaced pages, and then I provide a fixed-price quote for the entire project

based on services desired or needed.

I will work with you on flexible pricing or payment options to serve authors in every budget.

 
Ask about special package deals!

Editing Services

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      Manuscript Review

 

Not quite ready for a copyeditor? Need another reader to share feedback? Stuck on a chapter or plotline? I can help with a careful reading of your manuscript. I will then respectfully offer suggestions to improve your manuscript:

 

  • Identifying contradictory facts, plot holes, or inconsistencies.

  • You will receive a written critique addressing strengths, weaknesses, and recommended changes.

 

 

This service does not

include any proofreading or editing.

 

Cost: 0.005 per word (One-half cent per word)

Maximum price is $300 for fiction

Maximum price is $350 for nonfiction

 

 

 

Ceramic Vase

Developmental or Substantive Editing 

 

  • Recommendations for nonfiction heading/subheading placement

  • Creating chapter or heading titles

  • Overall clarity and flow 

  • Recommendations for moving paragraphs, sentences, or sections as needed 

  • Identifying and/or improving gaps between transition areas 

  • Rewriting sentences

  • Recommendations for cloudy explanations    

  • Creating workbook questions for Bible studies or devotionals

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This only includes a light proofread.

 

Cost: 0.025 – 0.035 per word (2.5 to 3.5 cents per word)

$25 Minimum

Copyediting or Line-By-Line Editing

 

Includes all proofreading and can also include: 

  • Fact and Scripture verification 

  • Ensuring references and Bible permissions are cited 

  • Copyrights 

  • Flagging errors in sentence structure and word usage 

  • Cross-checking tables or charts 

  • Ensuring the Table of Contents is correct

  • Minor formatting

  • Making wordy phrases more concise

  • Reducing prepositional phrases

  • Redundant words

  • Clarity and flow 

  • For a children’s book, copyediting includes reviewing age-appropriate vocabulary.

 

 

 Cost 0.020 – 0.024 per word (2.0 to 2.4 cents per word)

$30 Minimum for picture books

$25 Minimum for all other materials

 

 

   Proofreading

Proofreading is usually done after a book has gone through an editing 

process and is almost ready to be published.

  • Checking typographical errors

  • Inconsistencies

  • Capitalization

  • Grammar

  • Spelling 

  • Spacing or font errors 

  • Proper numbering 

  • References to tables or charts

  • Punctuation

 

 

Cost: 0.012 per word (1.2 cents per word)

$20 Minimum

Not sure what you need? You can email me at 

abovethepages@gmail.com 

 

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