Prices vary according to the length of the manuscript
Copy-editing prepares your manuscript for publication and/or submission to agents and competitions. It is intended to improve the style, organisation, accuracy, and formatting of a text, essentially combining proof-reading with general editing (minor re-writing and the highlighting of sentences or sections that are ungrammatical, unsuccessful or superfluous). It is the last stage before you go public with your work, and unless you have a contract with a mainstream publisher, you’ll have to get this done yourself. The credo of the copy-editor is commonly expressed through our commitment to the ‘Five Cs,’ in which a text must be made: ‘Clear, Correct, Concise, Comprehensible, and Consistent.’ A book (or any other form of sustained narrative) is made, not born, and any type of writing is a process. The copy-editor’s role is to help you to refine and improve your manuscript, race-tuning rather than re-building your literary engine. I will therefore ensure that your formatting, spelling, grammar, and punctuation are all correct, also checking content for factual accuracy, appropriate referencing (if required), and structural and stylistic cohesion. I will advise on possible semantic improvements and can also help you condense or expand your text in order to fit any required word limits. This is a particularly needful service if you are self-publishing.
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|10,000 - 19,999||£164||-||-||-||-|
|20,000 - 49,999||£274||from £ 174||from £219||Quote Available||Quote Available|
|50,000 - 79,999||£399||from £439||from £549||Quote Available||Quote Available|
|80,000 - 99,999||£475||from £675||from £759||Quote Available||Quote Available|
|100,000 - 149,999||£629||from £735||from £945||Quote Available||Quote Available|
|150,000 - 199,999||£785||from £1099||from £1429||Quote Available||Quote Available|
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|£145||Up to 10,000 per session|
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