Service Packages

I am not a proponent of the term "pricing". It implies a simple commodity that provides neither value nor longevity, whereas an investment suggests both. Investing in an editor is a partnership. If you invest in my services, I will invest my time and efforts to polish, refine, and maintain your authorial voice. 

Here are descriptions of a few services offered by Horrorsmith Editing. You can find all available editing packages and rates further down. Multiple payment arrangements are available and will be detailed in your proposal. 

Developmental Editing

A developmental edit focuses on the story as a whole from a birds-eye view, taking in how the beginning, middle, and end intertwine to form a cohesive narrative arc. Sub plots are examined for proper development, spacing, and conclusion. Point of view is nailed down and made consistent, while characters are fleshed out and brought to life.

Line/Copy Editing

Line and copy editing are two different tiers of editing, and most editors quote rates for them accordingly. However, my own personal preference as an editor is to combine the two into one thorough editing package. These tiers focus on the reader's experience, making sure sentences flow with reduced redundancy and repetition and that the author "shows" vs. "tells". Syntax and word choice are examined and adjusted accordingly. The editor corrects any instances of head hopping, tense changes, and excessive passive voice. Misspellings, punctuation, and grammar concerns will also be addressed. 

Manuscript Evaluation

A manuscript evaluation will catch issues with dialogue, flat description, stylistic issues, plot consistency, thematic concerns, and overall character development.. I will review your manuscript and supply you with an extensive evaluation detailing your manuscript's strengths and struggles. I will also provide you with a detailed editing plan that I feel will be most successful for the development of your novel. 

 

Manuscript Review

Unsure what level of editing your manuscript needs? Need ideas on how to further expand and elaborate your story? Need an objective view of what scenes to cut to reduce word count? Have beta readers brought up specific concerns about your plot or characters, and you need a professional opinion? That is what a manuscript review is for!

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Platinum Developmental Editing Package

  • Two rounds of developmental editing

  • Detailed manuscript evaluation and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • Two rounds line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • Character development sheets

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .02/per word

Gold Developmental Editing Package

  • One round developmental editing

  • Detailed manuscript evaluation and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • Character development sheets

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .015 per/word

Silver Developmental Editing Package

  • Detailed manuscript review and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • One round/line copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet 

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .013/per word

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Platinum Line/Copy Editing Package

  • Two rounds of line/copy editing

  • Detailed manuscript evaluation and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • Character development sheets

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .014/per word

Gold Line/Copy Editing Package

  • One round line/copy editing

  • Detailed manuscript evaluation and thorough editing notes via Tracked Changes

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet

  • Book Map via Excel

  • Character development sheets

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .012 per/word

Silver Line/Copy Editing Package

  • One round/line copy editing

  • Thorough line/copy edits via Tracked Changes

  • Manuscript style sheet 

  • A final read-through after all suggested edits have been made

Rate: .01/per word

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Proofreading Package

  • Two rounds of proofreading

Rate: .004/per word

Manuscript Evaluation Package

  • Read-through of manuscript

  • Detailed editorial letter 

  • Book Map via Excel

  • Character development sheets

Rate: .008 per/word

Manuscript Review Package

  • Read-through of manuscript

  • Editorial letter focusing on specific issues author wants addressed

  • One-hour phone consultation

Rate: .003/per word

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Formatting Package

  • Ebook formatted in .epub format

  • Paperback formatted in .pdf format

  • Style sheet selections for customization

All formatting completed in Vellum

$100 with 24-hour turnaround

$75 with 48-hour turnaround

Book Coaching

  • Writing plan tailored to your specific publishing goals

  • Weekly phone consultation and editing

  • Word Count Accountability

  • Brainstorming Sessions

Rate: $50 per hour

Ghostwriting

  • Detailed outline of proposed manuscript

  • Weekly or biweekly phone consultations to discuss progress

Please request a quote to discuss rates.