Editing Services for Book Authors

You’ve worked hours (days, weeks, or even years!) on your manuscript. You’re ready to take it to the next level, either by self-publishing or getting chapters ready for a book proposal. I can help you achieve the dreams you have for your writing project. Together we will make your book the best it can be.

Services Offered and Package Information:
I am able to use both my degrees and experience to offer unique services to authors. I not only have the technical skills to help you communicate your ideas correctly and clearly, I also have the theological knowledge to help you develop your message to bring about change in peoples’ lives.

Basic Copyediting-
Perfect for the author who just needs help with the technical side of writing.  The cost is $2.50 a page. Basic copyediting includes corrections in the following areas:

  • Spelling and punctuation.
  • Grammar and proper language usage (such as affect/effect).
  • Proper and consistent formatting for footnotes, figures, and additional material such as the appendix, recommended resource list, and/or bibliography.

Advanced Editing-
This includes basic copyediting, and takes additional steps to help the author develop ideas and communicate clearly.  The cost is $3 a page. Advanced editing includes suggestions and corrections in the following areas:

  • Parallelism and logical flow within paragraphs and chapters.
  • Transitions, writing style, and tone.
  • Ideas and application, including additional Scripture references and illustration material.
  • Fact checking, including exact wording for quotes.
  • Additional help as needed and discussed with the author.

Additional Details-

  • Turn around on the average manuscript is one week to ten days.
  • I take payment via PayPal unless otherwise discussed.
  • If you are on a tight budget but would still like help, let me know and we’ll see what we can do!
  • Any more questions? Just email sandra@nextstepediting .com and ask!

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