Writing Done Right

Types of Editing Offered

The following describes the types of editing services offered as well as their associated fees, conditions, and possible discounts.

 

Developmental editing is a deep edit that involves evaluating things like (short list):

– story structure

– comprehension

– plot

– content, including theme(s)

– world-building

– character development

– plot holes

– consistency issues

Essentially, it’s analyzing the story and identifying what works and what doesn’t, so that you achieve the goals set in your outline and that your piece lines up with your audience’s expectations.

Developmental editing is time-consuming because it involves analyzing many different aspects of the MS (manuscript) and then providing the writer with a detailed document explaining the results, often with recommendations. If done correctly, however, it can ultimately improve the quality of your MS and possibly save money in the long run. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that writers do a developmental edit before moving on to copy-editing or proofreading.

Feel free to request a free sample edit (about 3-10 pages).

Fees:

Fees range between $25-$30 USD/hour based on the condition of the MS at submission and the requested completion time.

Fees are paid in 2 installments (half up-front and half at completion) and are non-refundable because accepting a project requires me to pass on others.

Payments can be made by PayPal.

*Note: Those who choose Focus Writing Services to complete a developmental edit will benefit from a 15% discount on an ensuing copy edit (of the same manuscript).

 

Copy-editing involves ensuring the manuscript is correct, clear, and consistent. It looks at things like (short list):

– grammar

– style

– punctuation

– sentence structure and mechanics

– proper citation

– fact-checking

– consistency throughout the manuscript

Copy-editing ensures that the overall result is easy and pleasing to read, and that nothing impairs the effectiveness of your written message.

If desired, a style sheet can be provided.

Feel free to request a free sample edit (about 3-10 pages).

Fees:

Fees range between $20-$25 USD/hour based on the condition of the manuscript (MS) at submission and the requested completion time.

Fees are paid in 2 installments (half up-front and half at completion) and are non-refundable because accepting a project requires me to pass on others. 

Payments can be made by PayPal.

 

Proofreading is usually the last step before publishing and involves detecting the errors that escaped previous editing passes.  

Feel free to request a free sample edit (about 3-10 pages).

Fees:

Fees range between $15-$20 USD/hour based on the condition of the manuscript (MS) at submission and the requested completion time.

Fees are paid in 2 installments (half up-front and half at completion) and are non-refundable because accepting a project requires me to pass on others.

Payments can be made by PayPal.

 

Ready to get to work? Contact me at fwritingservices@gmail.com or use the contact form below. Also, check out the Testimonies page to see what others are saying. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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