prices are base line and subject to change. All services, excluding beta reading and coaching, require a 30% transferrable down payment upon scheduling. This serves as a calendar reservation and ensures a deadline is assigned to the text. Cancelations must be made 2 weeks prior to start date. Failure to cancel within allotted timeframe forfeits a refund of the down payment. Acceptable payments include Paypal and checks made payable to a Taylor(ed) edit, **Please note, edits will not be returned until payment has been received in full. 

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 proofreading  is one of the last steps in the editing process. Any errors introduced to the text related to punctuation, grammar or typesetting are corrected. Essentially this stage is a final look at the revised script to ensure any mistakes made during revision aren't printed. Proofreading should occur after a copyedit. 

$0.0081/word (50k = $405) 

 copyediting, though similar to proofreading, is a total mechanical sweep. Grammar, spelling, punctuation and overall sentence structures are polished; inconsistencies in voice, style or formatting are corrected; and inconsistencies or discrepancies in story, fact or tone are quarried. Friendly suggestions on how to correct awkward or weak language is also included. 

$0.011/word (50k= $550) 

 content& structure editing  is the close analysis of characterization (including inconsistencies in character personalities and internals vs dialogue); story/plot structure, continuity and organization; and paragraph mechanics. It also includes "light" copyediting. Non-fictional works will also receive fact queries and if necessary, reorganization of content. *Please note an editor is not responsible for factual manuscripts but will draw attention to known inaccuracies. 

$0.015/word (50k= $750) 

 line editing  centers around remedying lackluster, unidiomatic or ambiguous language. As my specialty, I apply stylistic revisions and suggestions to language, punctuation, diction, cadence and voice. I also watch for showing vs telling and any inconsistencies in author's voice/style and goal. Line edits are attentive and stylistic and meant to ensure each is its absolute strongest.

$0.013/word (50k= $750)        

 beta reading  can occur before, during or after a manuscript's completion, although the tradition is shifting to before any editing even occurs. In short, your story is read full through from the perspective of a general reader. Notes on clarity, plot, believability and overall potential are made. I also include friendly suggestions where needed. Beta reading is not a guaranteed measure of  how successful your text will be but provides insight to how your text might be received. Beta reading can help with marketing strategy.

$0.0045/word (50k= $225) 

 coaching for creative writing  I will provide Taylored and customized advice on how to strengthen your writing by closely examining a work in progress. I also guide you through the creative writing process and give pointers on how to write for your target audience while maintaining a voice unique to you and your writing style. Common elements discussed are artistic use of language, sentence structuring, and the manipulation of grammar. These hour-long sessions are conducted via Zoom or phone conference.

$45/session 

 coaching for academic writing  I will guide students through the academic writing process by giving pointers on how to write for your professors while maintaining a voice unique to the writer's style. Help with brainstorming/outlining, organization and structuring of content is also available. Each session will require a rubric to be submitted a minimum of three days prior to work session. These hour-long sessions are conducted via Zoom or phone conference.

$30/session

 

 
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submission
  guidelines

  Allowing a professional  editor to critique your work takes a lot of strength and courage. I want you to know I care about you and am grateful for your trust in me. As your editor, I will always strive for perfection, and so, to better serve you, ask that the following submission instructions be adhered to: 

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hard copy manuscripts must be submitted double-spaced, 11-12 point TNR and numbered. Please package in a soft yellow envelope and send to

a Taylor(ed) edit

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digital manuscripts must be submitted as, or easily converted to, a Word document  via email.  All edits are done with Track Changes and will be returned as a Word doc. 

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 all manuscripts must include a cover page with pen name/author's name, contact information, title and word count.

In addition, please include any questions or concerns you have about the text so I can better direct my attention to your needs.  

*Additional notes*

 Per my training I always read a text once full through before applying any sort of editing. This is to view the manuscript as a whole work and get a feel for story, character and style without interruption. It also provides opportunity for apparent ambiguities or questions to answer themselves before querying an author. 

This practice requires a minimum of three days to be included to any deadline. 

Short stories up to 5,000 words are charged a flat rate of $75

 

Additionally, prices listed with all services, excluding beta reading and coaching, include light to medium copyediting. Heavy copyedits are available upon request and will require a small additional fee. This is determined by consultation, overall state of the text and needs/desires of the author. 

Questions or concerns? Let's chat, I love to chat!