What is your process for working with an author?
The first step is to tell us about your book—a brief description, the genre, and the word count—and your publishing goals. Then email us a five-page writing sample or your entire manuscript. This will help us to assess the best editing services for your book and provide you with a precise quote and time frame.
The second step is to sign an electronic service agreement and pay a 50 percent deposit, to secure the dates to edit your book.
The third step is to sit back, relax, and let us do the hard work.
What are your editing rates?
We price most of our editing services based on your book's total word count and the number of editorial rounds you need. Our editing rates are between 1.7 and 6 cents per word. Because no two books are the same, we'll tailor a quote just for you. For book coaching services, we charge by the hour or a monthly retainer fee. For query services, we charge flat rates.
Do you do sample edits?
Yes, we can do a sample edit for a small fee. Just inquire.
Will I be in contact with my assigned editor(s)?
Yes, but only for manuscript critique, developmental editing, and book coaching services. It is not necessary for copyediting and proofreading services. Your project manager will be able to answer most of your questions or relay them to the copyeditor or proofreader.
What types of clients have you worked with?
We've worked with indie authors, agented authors, retired professionals, publishers, literary agents, entrepreneurs, movie and TV producers, screenwriters, poets, academics, MFA students, journalists, and others.
What genres do you edit?
We edit fiction, nonfiction, academic books, children’s books, graphic novels/comics, poetry collections, and screenplays.
We DO NOT edit academic papers, resumes, grants, and white papers.
Do you provide publishing assistance?
Yes, we do! We can help you with your agent query materials, including the cover letter, book synopsis, and book proposal if you are seeking a traditional publisher. We also help authors submit short stories and essays to literary magazines.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
We love to help writers realize their dreams of becoming authors. The ones who most succeed are committed to becoming better writers and are receptive to advice. Writing a book can be hard work, requiring time, money, passion, and a supportive community who believes in you.
We also enjoy collaborating with a team of editors. We each have our unique strengths and interests, so part of our job is to match your book with the best editor(s) for it.
What advice would you give someone looking to hire an editor?
Reserve an editor now. We usually book projects several months in advance, so we encourage you to contact us now and reserve a spot!