I charge per word for most projects unless listed below. Word count is determined by the original word count of the submitted manuscript excluding the cover page.
Copy Editing: $0.02 a word
Content Editing: $0.04 a word
Both: $0.05 a word
Revision: flat rate of 50% of total editing cost
Example: Word count for a short story is 6,500. Both Copy and Content Editing: $325. Revision: $162.50
Cover Letter / Resume $20.00 flat rate
Newsletter, Website, Etc TBD (based on layout design, and graphic needs)
NOTE: There is a flat 20% “quick fee” if you need a resume/cover letter project done within 24 hours. Only projects under 7000 words are eligible for this speed.
There are a variety of copy editing / proofreading options.
I offer copy editing services for fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels), nonfictional essays, cover letters, resumes, portfolios, newsletters, correspondences, marketing/promotional materials, and web pages.
Copy Editing: I assist you in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, etc.
Content Editing: This is substantive and structural. We focus on narrative structure, voice, style, content, flow, pacing, POV, characterization, research verification, are you meeting your goals, etc
Revision: Only offered AFTER completion of Content Editing: We use constructive criticism and reworking techniques to polish your manuscript.
Typically fiction clients opt for both copy and content which makes us more of a team and less of me a red pen wielding grammar nerd, but the choice is yours. For obvious reasons, if you only need a copy editor, your manuscript can be in any stage of completeness as I would be only editing the chunks you send me. Content editing can happen during the writing process, but is usually better with a completed draft.
Turnaround time: This varies on time of year and how many other clients I have. We will work out a schedule together.
Novels and Longer Projects:
Writing can be difficult and time consuming. If we are going to team up, I need to know where you are and what you hope to gain from this whole “writing a book” experience. I have created a Potential Client Questionnaire that I would be happy to email you. Please email me at Kayliametcalfe@gmail.com to get started!
Looking forward to working with you!