Fees range from $3.00-12.00 (U.S.) per 1000 words. Turnaround time depends on length of manuscript and my workload. I prefer to receive checks or money orders. If Paypal is used, fees will be 6% higher.
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Proofreading ($3.00-5.00/1000 words): No proofreader gets ALL mistakes but I definitely do my best to catch as many as possible. I do two passes (on the same manuscript)
Copyediting and Editing ($5.00-12.00/1000 words): I check for grammar, continuity, point of view (POV) shifts/head-hopping, GMC (goal/motivation/conflict), logic and other elements to ensure that the story flows smoothly.
Blurb composition or editing: $10.00 if I have edited the manuscript, $20.00 if I have not.
I have always been a person who catches errors while reading the wide variety of genres that I enjoy. I am an avid reader and have had the pleasure of being a reviewer for a very active review site (I have written 1500+ reviews over the past few years). Several of the authors that I have worked with have had other professional editors review their work before I pointed out sometimes very significant errors. I continually try to hone my skills and take classes on writing and grammar and lurk on a wide variety of loops as I keep track of the field. I currently am an editor for a publisher in addition to regularly working with several well-known authors and I have worked on both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. Please see my references page for comments from some of the authors I have the pleasure of working with.