Line Editing / Copy Editing
We are looking for spelling and grammatical errors in addition to checking your flow, tone, style, and for consistency. We look for words used as crutches, words that are misused, overused, and missing words. We make sure that you’ve explained yourself well, that nothing needs to be added—or deleted—and that everything is where it belongs.
Rate: $.006/per word Turnaround time: One to two weeks*
As the final stage of the process, this service is only for books that have been previously edited. Writers who want to have one last set of eyes go through their manuscript prior to submitting or publishing their book will want this. Novel Needs offers a 15% discount for proofreading books that were previously edited by us.
Rate: $.004/per word Turnaround time: One to two weeks*
We care about our customers and personalize every experience, tailoring our products to fit your needs.
*All turnaround times are based on an average manuscript size of 70,000 words. Manuscripts larger than this may require more time. Also, sometimes, depending on our workload, there may be a waiting period before the project can be started.
When you send your manuscript, an invoice will be emailed to you through Paypal for a deposit of 50% of the full editing price. The remaining balance must be paid when the completed edit is returned to you
Email your manuscript to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you edit?
We edit fiction and nonfiction books; short stories, novellas, and novels alike. We primarily edit for romance authors, but are also experienced in editing science fiction, horror, historical, and thriller manuscripts.
How do you show corrections?
When you send us your manuscript, two editors will go through your manuscript using Track Changes to show corrections. We also use Comments to ask any questions we may have about word usage or discrepancies in the story.
Although we do all that we can to provide you with a perfect manuscript, we can’t promise that your document will be 100% error free. There is always the possibility that you—or someone—may find a typo or see some form of punctuation that’s in error.