Editing

Manuscript Editing

  • I will edit the manuscript line by line using Track Changes.
  • I will clean up the formatting using the Styles functionality as necessary.
  • I will comment and make suggestions regarding content and structure as necessary.
  • For non-fiction and academic papers, I will check references and citations but I will not write them.

Rates: typically A$0.03 to A$0.05 per word for three (3) rounds of editing.

For ongoing projects or multiple pieces in “bulk” – such as a series of articles, academic papers, stories, scripts – I am open to negotiating other rates.

Editing Sample

This option is for those who are not sure what editing looks like. I will edit an extract from the manuscript of up to two thousand (2000) words, including cleaning up the formatting as necessary. I will also make general comments regarding content and structure.

It is strongly recommended that this extract be from the beginning of the manuscript. This is because the issues are most apparent at the beginning as well as being the cause of subsequent issues.

This option is also suitable for those who want to take the first step of developmental editing.

Fee: A$80 for up to two thousand (2000) words.

Manuscript Proofreading

  • For manuscripts that are ready for proofreading, I will do so and make any corrections using Track Changes.
  • I will clean up the formatting using the Styles functionality as necessary.
  • I will comment and make editing suggestions if necessary.
  • For non-fiction and academic papers, I will check references and citations but I will not write them.

Rates: typically A$0.01 per word.

Manuscript Assessment & Development

This is a report on the manuscript intended to help with development and revisions. The report will highlight issues regarding content, structure, punctuation, grammar and expression. Traditionally, the manuscript is untouched and the report can be up to 30 pages. This option may be “nice and proper” but it is inefficient and the rates below reflect this.

Rates:
A$150 for up to 10,000 words
A$250 for 10,001 to 20,000 words
A$300 for 20,001 to 30,000 words
A$350 for 30,001 to 40,000 words
A$400 for 40,001 to 50,000 words

A more efficient and cheaper option is to provide examples in the manuscript with a few pages summarizing the issues. I will selectively highlight issues and make suggestions throughout the manuscript to serve as examples. These examples will be limited in number – that is, I will not highlight every instance of error or potential area of improvement as this is not an edit. The rates for this option are negotiable.

I can provide ongoing support in developmental editing. The rates will vary depending on the level of support required.

Please use the contact form or email joey@joeytoey.com.au for enquiries.