Monday, October 06, 2008
Should You Pay to Have Your Book Edited?
As you can see, there is much more to editing than just checking for typos and grammatical errors. A true professional will check for development, formatting, awkward transitions, redundancies, hyperbole, biased language and stereotyping as well as mechanical errors. A good edit should not only improve the book, but the writer as well.
We offer three levels of editing based upon what the book and the author needs. Our rates are from $2 per page for proofreading, $4 for copy editing, and can go as high as $10 or more per page for substantial editing that includes coaching the author and rewriting where needed. Our prices are based upon what two independent (not POD) publishers pay us to work on their author's manuscripts. Since we know the publishing industry, we can also steer an author to the type of publishing method best for them, their book, and their budget.
These are definitely some things to consider when choosing an editor.